Garden Obstacles: Seaside

Living on Long Island, some of you may be dealing with seaside conditions; sandy, dry, salty, windy and sometimes flooded. Our native plants are well adapted to these sites and flourish under these harsh conditions. Remember, there is no such thing as completely deer resistant anymore and the same goes for the bunnies too.

Shrubs

  • Arctostaphylos uva–ursi ‘Massachusetts’ – Bearberry

  • Baccharis halimifolia - Groundsel (first picture)

  • Iva frustescens - Marsh Elder

  • Myrica pensylvanica – Bayberry

  • Prunus maritima – Beach Plum 🦌

  • Rhus copallinum - Winged Sumac (last picture)

  • Rhus typhina - Staghorn Sumac

  • Rosa carolina - Pasture Rose

  • Rosa virginiana - Virginia Rose (middle picture)

Perennials

  • Asclepias syriaca – Common Milkweed 🦌

  • Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly weed 🦌 (first picture)

  • Opuntia humifusa - Prickly Pear 🦌🐇 (middle picture)

  • Solidago rugosa – Wrinkled–leaved Goldenrod 🦌

  • Solidago sempervirens - Seaside Goldenrod 🦌 (last picture)

  • Symphyotrichum ericoides - Heath Aster 🦌

  • Symphyotrichum (Aster) oblongifolius – Aromatic aster 🦌

Grasses/Sedges

  • Ammophila brevilgulata - American Beach Grass 🦌🐇

  • Carex pensylvanica – Pennsylvania Sedge 🦌🐇

  • Deschampsia flexuosa - Hair Grass 🦌🐇

  • Juncus greenei - Greene's Rush

  • Panicum amarum - Bitter Panic Grass 🦌🐇

  • Panicum virgatum – Switch Grass 🦌🐇

  • Schizachyrium scoparium – Little bluestem 🦌🐇

Trees:

  • Juniperus virginiana - Eastern Red Cedar 🦌🐇 (

  • Pinus rigida - Pitch Pine 🦌🐇

Vines:

  • Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia Creeper


pics: KMS Native Plants LLC, Juniperus rigida: Douglas Goldman, USDACC BY-NC 4.0, Parthenocissus quinquefolia: jacki-dee,CC BY-NC-ND 4.0


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