Bird Garden
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    Cactus, Agave and Yucca

    Medium Perennials

    Yucca filamentosa (Adam's Needle) Yucca filamentosa (Adam's Needle)

    Ornamental Grasses

    Low Grasses

    Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania Sedge) Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania Sedge)
    Deschampsia cespitosa (Pixie Fountain Tufted Hair Grass) Deschampsia cespitosa (Pixie Fountain Tufted Hair Grass)

    Medium Perennials

    Deschampsia flexuosa (Wavy Hairgrass) Deschampsia flexuosa (Wavy Hairgrass)
    Juncus effusus (Soft rush) Juncus effusus (Soft rush)

    Medium to Tall Grasses

    Bouteloua gracilis (Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass) Bouteloua gracilis (Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass)
    Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
    Panicum virgatum (Showy Switchgrass)
    Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhlygrass) Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhlygrass)
    Panicum virgatum (switchgrass)
    Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
    Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
    Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
    Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
    Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
    Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass)
    Schizachyrium scoparium (Standing Ovation Little Bluestem) Schizachyrium scoparium (Standing Ovation Little Bluestem)
    Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Lovegrass) Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Lovegrass)
    Sporobolus heterolepis (Dwarf Prairie Dropseed) Sporobolus heterolepis (Dwarf Prairie Dropseed)
    Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhlygrass) Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhlygrass)
    Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed) Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
    Muhlenbergia capillaris (Regal Mist Grass) Muhlenbergia capillaris (Regal Mist Grass)
    Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem) Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem)
    Panicum virgatum (Cape Breeze Switchgrass) Panicum virgatum (Cape Breeze Switchgrass)

    Medium to Tall Perennials

    Panicum virgatum (switchgrass)

    Perennials

    Low Perennials

    Oenothera speciosa (Mexican Evening Primrose) Oenothera speciosa (Mexican Evening Primrose)
    Salvia lyrata (Lyre-leaved Sage) Salvia lyrata (Lyre-leaved Sage)
    Sisyrinchium angustifolium (Blue-eyed Grass) Sisyrinchium angustifolium (Blue-eyed Grass)
    Bouteloua curtipendula (Side Oats Grama) Bouteloua curtipendula (Side Oats Grama)
    Coreopsis pubescens (Star Tickseed) Coreopsis pubescens (Star Tickseed)
    Heuchera americana (Coral Bells) Heuchera americana (Coral Bells)
    Aster divaricatus (Woodland Aster) Aster divaricatus (Woodland Aster)
    Ratibida columnifera (Mexican Hat Plant) Ratibida columnifera (Mexican Hat Plant)
    Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox) Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox)
    Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower)
    Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke)

    Medium Perennials

    Liatris aspera (Rough Blazing Star) Liatris aspera (Rough Blazing Star)
    Ratibida pinnata (Prairie Coneflower) Ratibida pinnata (Prairie Coneflower)
    Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern) Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern)
    Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf Tickseed) Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf Tickseed)
    Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae (New England Blazing Star) Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae (New England Blazing Star)
    Echinacea purpurea (Green Twister Coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (Green Twister Coneflower)
    Echinacea purpurea (Eastern Purple Coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (Eastern Purple Coneflower)
    Solidago rugosa (Goldenrod) Solidago rugosa (Goldenrod)
    Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan) Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)
    Gaillardia aristata (Blanketflower) Gaillardia aristata (Blanketflower)
    Aquilegia canadensis (Wild Columbine) Aquilegia canadensis (Wild Columbine)
    Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion) Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)
    Echinacea pallida (Pale Coneflower) Echinacea pallida (Pale Coneflower)
    Phlox maculata (Flower Power Summer Phlox) Phlox maculata (Flower Power Summer Phlox)
    Phlox maculata (Natasha Summer Phlox) Phlox maculata (Natasha Summer Phlox)
    Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox) Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)
    Coreopsis verticillata (Whorled tickseed) Coreopsis verticillata (Whorled tickseed)
    Verbena stricta (Hoary Verbena) Verbena stricta (Hoary Verbena)
    Echinacea purpurea (White Swan coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (White Swan coneflower)
    Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master) Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master)

    Medium to Tall Grasses

    Physostegia virginiana (Pink Manners Obedient Plant) Physostegia virginiana (Pink Manners Obedient Plant)

    Medium to Tall Perennials

    Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower) Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower)
    Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay-scented Fern) Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay-scented Fern)
    Liatris spicata (Dense Blazing Star) Liatris spicata (Dense Blazing Star)
    Heliopsis helianthoides (Oxeye Daisy) Heliopsis helianthoides (Oxeye Daisy)
    Rudbeckia triloba (Three-lobed Coneflower) Rudbeckia triloba (Three-lobed Coneflower)
    Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem) Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem)
    Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root) Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root)
    Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower)
    Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant) Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)
    Phlox paniculata (Jeana Garden Phlox) Phlox paniculata (Jeana Garden Phlox)
    Baptisia australis (Wild Indigo) Baptisia australis (Wild Indigo)
    Coreopsis verticillata (Golden Showers Threadleaf Coreopsis) Coreopsis verticillata (Golden Showers Threadleaf Coreopsis)
    Heliopsis helianthoides (Smooth oxeye) Heliopsis helianthoides (Smooth oxeye)
    Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-eyed Susan) Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-eyed Susan)
    Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard) Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard)
    Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain or Swamp Verbena) Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain or Swamp Verbena)
    Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower)
    Liatris spicata (Gayfeather or Blazing Star) Liatris spicata (Gayfeather or Blazing Star)

    Medium to Tall Shrubs

    Cassia hebecarpa (Wild Senna) Cassia hebecarpa (Wild Senna)

    Vines

    Campsis radicans (Trumpet Vine) Campsis radicans (Trumpet Vine)
    Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle) Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle)
    Celastrus scandens (American Bittersweet) Celastrus scandens (American Bittersweet)
    Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper) Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper)

    Trees and Shrubs

    Conifers

    Juniperus virginiana (Silver Eastern Redcedar) Juniperus virginiana (Silver Eastern Redcedar)
    Ilex opaca (American Holly) Ilex opaca (American Holly)
    Juniperus virginiana (Burkii Red Cedar) Juniperus virginiana (Burkii Red Cedar)
    Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar) Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar)
    Pinus strobus (Eastern White Pine) Pinus strobus (Eastern White Pine)
    Juniperus horizontalis (Blue Rug Juniper) Juniperus horizontalis (Blue Rug Juniper)
    Juniperus virginiana (Blue Mountain Juniper) Juniperus virginiana (Blue Mountain Juniper)
    Thuja occidentalis (Brabant Arborvitae) Thuja occidentalis (Brabant Arborvitae)
    Juniperus communis (Common Juniper) Juniperus communis (Common Juniper)
    Juniperus virginiana (Red Cedar) Juniperus virginiana (Red Cedar)

    Deciduous Trees

    Amelanchier arborea (Downy serviceberry) Amelanchier arborea (Downy serviceberry)
    Betula nigra (River Birch) Betula nigra (River Birch)
    Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)
    Ostrya virginiana (Eastern Hornbeam) Ostrya virginiana (Eastern Hornbeam)
    Amelanchier canadensis (Shadblow) Amelanchier canadensis (Shadblow)
    Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry) Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry)
    Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud) Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)
    Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood) Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
    Rhus typhina (Staghorn Sumac) Rhus typhina (Staghorn Sumac)
    Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay Magnolia) Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay Magnolia)
    Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum) Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)
    Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak) Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak)
    Hamamelis virginianum (Harvest Moon Witchhazel) Hamamelis virginianum (Harvest Moon Witchhazel)
    Sassafras albidum (Sassafras) Sassafras albidum (Sassafras)
    Acer rubrum (Red Maple) Acer rubrum (Red Maple)
    Chionanthus virginicus (Grancy Graybeard) Chionanthus virginicus (Grancy Graybeard)
    Cornus racemosa (Gray Dogwood) Cornus racemosa (Gray Dogwood)

    Medium to Tall Perennials

    Cornus amomum (Silky Dogwood) Cornus amomum (Silky Dogwood)

    Medium to Tall Shrubs

    Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry) Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
    Hamamelis virginiana (American Witchhazel) Hamamelis virginiana (American Witchhazel)
    Sambucus racemosa (Red Elderberry) Sambucus racemosa (Red Elderberry)
    Clethra alnifolia (Ruby Spice Summer Sweet) Clethra alnifolia (Ruby Spice Summer Sweet)
    Ilex verticillata (Winterberry) Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)
    Clethra alnifolia (Hummingbird Summer Sweet) Clethra alnifolia (Hummingbird Summer Sweet)
    Symphoricarpos albus (Common snowberry) Symphoricarpos albus (Common snowberry)
    Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea) Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)
    Cornus sericea (syn. Cornus stolonifera)
    Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush Blueberry) Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush Blueberry)
    Corylus cornuta (Beaked Hazelnut)
    Cephalanthus occidentalis (Magical Moonlight Buttonbush) Cephalanthus occidentalis (Magical Moonlight Buttonbush)
    Ilex verticillata (Red Sprite Winterberry) Ilex verticillata (Red Sprite Winterberry)
    Cornus racemosa (Huron® Gray Dogwood) Cornus racemosa (Huron® Gray Dogwood)
    Ilex verticillata (Winter Red Winterberry) Ilex verticillata (Winter Red Winterberry)
    Viburnum acerfolium (Mapleleaf Viburnum)
    Ilex glabra (Inkberry) Ilex glabra (Inkberry)
    Physocarpus opulifolius (Atlantic Ninebark) Physocarpus opulifolius (Atlantic Ninebark)
    Physocarpus opulifolius (Diabolo® Ninebark)
    Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry) Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
    Rhus copallinum (Shining Sumac) Rhus copallinum (Shining Sumac)
    Rhus glabra (Smooth Sumac) Rhus glabra (Smooth Sumac)
    Spiraea alba var. latifolia (Meadowsweet) Spiraea alba var. latifolia (Meadowsweet)
    Viburnum cassinoides (Witherod Viburnum) Viburnum cassinoides (Witherod Viburnum)
    Hypericum densiflorum (Bushy St. Johnswort) Hypericum densiflorum (Bushy St. Johnswort)
    Rhododendron atlanticum (Coastal Azalea, Dwarf Azalea) Rhododendron atlanticum (Coastal Azalea, Dwarf Azalea)
    Rhus aromatica (Fragrant Sumac) Rhus aromatica (Fragrant Sumac)
    Rhododendron prinophyllum (Roseshell Azalea/Early Azalea)
    Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood) Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)
    Rhododendron serrulatum (Swamp Azalea/Sweet Azalea)
    Viburnum prunifolium (Blackhaw Viburnum) Viburnum prunifolium (Blackhaw Viburnum)
    Viburnum trilobum (American Cranberry Viburnum) Viburnum trilobum (American Cranberry Viburnum)
    Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire) Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire)
    Physocarpus opulifolius (Common Ninebark) Physocarpus opulifolius (Common Ninebark)
    Myrica pensylvanica (Bobee Northern Bayberry) Myrica pensylvanica (Bobee Northern Bayberry)
    Lindera benzoin (Spicebush) Lindera benzoin (Spicebush)
    Rubus odoratus (Flowering Raspberry) Rubus odoratus (Flowering Raspberry)
    Salix discolor (Pussy Willow) Salix discolor (Pussy Willow)
    Spiraea tomentosa (Steeplebush) Spiraea tomentosa (Steeplebush)
    Diervilla lonicera (Copper Low Bush Honeysuckle) Diervilla lonicera (Copper Low Bush Honeysuckle)
    Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry) Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)
    Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry) Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
    Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush Blueberry) Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush Blueberry)
    Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet honeysuckle) Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet honeysuckle)
    Cephalanthus occidentalis (Button Bush) Cephalanthus occidentalis (Button Bush)
    Clethra alnifolia (Summer Sweet Bush) Clethra alnifolia (Summer Sweet Bush)
    Prunus maritima (Beach Plum) Prunus maritima (Beach Plum)
    Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry) Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry)
    Cornus sericea (Red-Osier Dogwood) Cornus sericea (Red-Osier Dogwood)

    Small Shrubs

    Hypericum frondosum (Sunburst Golden St. Johnswort) Hypericum frondosum (Sunburst Golden St. Johnswort)
    Hypericum prolificum (Shrubby St. Johnswort) Hypericum prolificum (Shrubby St. Johnswort)
    Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry) Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry)
    Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Common Bearberry) Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Common Bearberry)
    Xanthorhiza simplicissima (Yellowroot)
    Rhus aromatica (Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac) Rhus aromatica (Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac)
    Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry) Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry)

    Vines

    Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle) Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle)