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

    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)
    Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
    Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed) Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
    Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge)
    Sporobolus heterolepis (Dwarf Prairie Dropseed) Sporobolus heterolepis (Dwarf Prairie Dropseed)
    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)
    Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem) Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem)
    Panicum virgatum (Cape Breeze Switchgrass) Panicum virgatum (Cape Breeze Switchgrass)
    Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhlygrass) Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhlygrass)
    Muhlenbergia capillaris (Regal Mist Grass) Muhlenbergia capillaris (Regal Mist Grass)
    Bouteloua gracilis (Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass) Bouteloua gracilis (Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass)
    Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhlygrass) Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhlygrass)
    Panicum virgatum (Showy Switchgrass)

    Medium to Tall Perennials

    Panicum virgatum (switchgrass)

    Perennials

    Low Perennials

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

    Medium Perennials

    Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan) Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)
    Echinacea purpurea (Green Twister Coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (Green Twister Coneflower)
    Echinacea pallida (Pale Coneflower) Echinacea pallida (Pale Coneflower)
    Ratibida pinnata (Prairie Coneflower) Ratibida pinnata (Prairie Coneflower)
    Solidago rugosa (Goldenrod) Solidago rugosa (Goldenrod)
    Echinacea purpurea (Eastern Purple Coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (Eastern Purple Coneflower)
    Verbena stricta (Hoary Verbena) Verbena stricta (Hoary Verbena)
    Gaillardia aristata (Blanketflower) Gaillardia aristata (Blanketflower)
    Liatris aspera (Rough Blazing Star) Liatris aspera (Rough Blazing Star)
    Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae (New England Blazing Star) Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae (New England Blazing Star)
    Phlox maculata (Flower Power Summer Phlox) Phlox maculata (Flower Power Summer Phlox)
    Coreopsis verticillata (Whorled tickseed) Coreopsis verticillata (Whorled tickseed)
    Phlox maculata (Natasha Summer Phlox) Phlox maculata (Natasha Summer Phlox)
    Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern) Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern)
    Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion) Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)
    Echinacea purpurea (White Swan coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (White Swan coneflower)
    Aquilegia canadensis (Wild Columbine) Aquilegia canadensis (Wild Columbine)
    Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox) Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)
    Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf Tickseed) Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf Tickseed)
    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)
    Rudbeckia triloba (Three-lobed Coneflower) Rudbeckia triloba (Three-lobed Coneflower)
    Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay-scented Fern) Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay-scented Fern)
    Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower)
    Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant) Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)
    Heliopsis helianthoides (Oxeye Daisy) Heliopsis helianthoides (Oxeye Daisy)
    Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root) Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root)
    Heliopsis helianthoides (Smooth oxeye) Heliopsis helianthoides (Smooth oxeye)
    Phlox paniculata (Jeana Garden Phlox) Phlox paniculata (Jeana Garden Phlox)
    Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-eyed Susan) Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-eyed Susan)
    Liatris spicata (Dense Blazing Star) Liatris spicata (Dense Blazing Star)
    Coreopsis verticillata (Golden Showers Threadleaf Coreopsis) Coreopsis verticillata (Golden Showers Threadleaf Coreopsis)
    Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain or Swamp Verbena) Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain or Swamp Verbena)
    Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower) Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower)
    Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem) Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem)
    Liatris spicata (Gayfeather or Blazing Star) Liatris spicata (Gayfeather or Blazing Star)
    Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard) Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard)
    Baptisia australis (Wild Indigo) Baptisia australis (Wild Indigo)

    Medium to Tall Shrubs

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

    Vines

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

    Trees and Shrubs

    Conifers

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

    Deciduous Trees

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

    Medium to Tall Perennials

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

    Medium to Tall Shrubs

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

    Small Shrubs

    Hypericum frondosum (Sunburst Golden St. Johnswort) Hypericum frondosum (Sunburst Golden St. Johnswort)
    Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry) Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry)
    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)
    Hypericum prolificum (Shrubby St. Johnswort) Hypericum prolificum (Shrubby St. Johnswort)

    Vines

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