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Native Plants

Native Plants Have Many Uses In Mitigation & Landscaping

If you're looking for plants to clean up swampy areas or perhaps to soak up a little moisture from ears of standing water, try wild plants. The help preserves and clean and is probably the #1 staple of wildlife also to feed on. Native plants that work well in upland or wetland areas are subtle in appearance and also are super easy to grow and requires very little maintenance.

They also help feed fish and reptiles. Cattails, bulrush, duck potato and wild blueberry plants are well thought of staples for wild type plants also.

Native plants- wetland plants are a beautiful addition to any pond

Mitigation projects and stream bank restoration plantings often require native plants to stop soil erosion and to rebuild the areas where wildlife have evacuated because of fires and floods.

 

Native Plants With Lots of Color

 

Color dictates how we view the world. It helps us express emotions, thoughts, and ideas we hold. Colors can affect how we feel, making us as happy as can be depending on the vibrancy of what we are viewing.

 

 

 

When gardening and selecting native plants, selecting ones with plenty of colors can be an excellent beginning point. Six terrific native plants with lots of colors include:

 

 

 

  • Wildflowers
  • Woody perennials
  • Red lobelia
  • Virginia bluebells
  • Trillium plants
  • Purple coneflowers

 

Wildflowers

 

 

 

Beautiful, fragrant, and colorful are three descriptors of the native wildflowers. This plant can be grown in gardens and just about everywhere else. They tend to even grow spontaneously without any deliberation! Over 200 individual species are available, and a vast range of color is therefore also present.

 

 

 

Woody Perennials Are also native plants

 

 

 

Interestingly, this native plant is a type of plant that has stems that grow steadily with each passing season. The woody perennials live two or more years and are typically considered to be the backbone of any garden.During the fall, brilliant colors and colorful fruit can be seen on this plant. During the bare winters, this plant can still produce exciting texture and color to any garden or outdoor space!

 

 

 

Red Lobelia

 

 

 

As the name indicates, the Red Lobelia is a species of flowering plant that produces a beautifully vibrant red color. This rich color is highlighted in a very uninformed and healthy stemmed plant. During the midsummer to early fall, hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the unusual redness and scent that these plants produce.

 

 

 

Virginia Bluebells

 

 

 

The Virginia bluebells is a spring plant with an amazing sky blue bell-shaped flower. It is native to eastern North America as its name would suggest. The bloom of this species lasts for many weeks in the early spring months of April and May. Additional, this plant begins pink and over time, gradually takes on their well-known light blue shade as they mature.

 

 

 

Trillium Plants

 

 

 

Also known as Birthroots, the trillium plants is a type of flowering plant that is native to the typically temperate regions of Asia and North America. The most enormous diversity of this flowering plant can be found in the Southeastern United States.Trilliums can be found in a yellow, red, and solid white hue. The boldness of the white trillium stands strong as these large leaves can hover over 18 inches in height.

 

 

 

Purple Coneflowers

 

 

 

An herbaceous flower plant, the purple coneflower is commonly grown in moist to open wooded areas and dry prairies. This coneflower is a long-lasting, lavender flower that has scattered leaves that become smaller towards the top of the stem as opposed to many other flowers. This distinct shape, along with the lavender color give the flower its unique name. Purple coneflowers are a type of native plant that is quickly grown.