A Long Island Native Plant Backyard

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Above: in the foreground is native white wood aster, Eurybia divaricata. This species of aster is a beautiful shade loving weed suppressant; blooms throughout September; and is a source of nectar and pollen for native pollinators.

Below: The 5 foot tall plant in the foreground is a beautiful Joe-Pye weed Eupatorium, growing in front of a native eastern redbud Cercis canadensis tree.  Growing up to 16 feet high, this tree — whose rose colored blossoms flower in spring — is often planted as a small ornamental.