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Smarts Mill Demonstration Native Meadow
Approximately 225 students from Smart’s Mill Middle School participated in planting a demonstration native grass meadow on the school grounds.  An interpretive sign was created to explain the benefits of this alternative landscaping practice. The meadow will be maintained by the Smart’s Mill Middle School Ecology Club.
 

phot of garden planting

 

photo of garden

 Garden Planting  Demonstration Garden
photo of sign
Interpretive Sign 
 photo of prarie dropseed
   Prarie Dropseed is one of the native plants in the garden.

The native plants in the garden are:

  • Sporobulus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
  • Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem)
  • Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
  • Schizachrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
  • Chasmantheium latifoli (Northern Sea Oats)
  • Liatris spicata (Blazing Star)
  • Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-eyed Susan)
  • Liatris microcephala (Smallhead Blazing Star)
  • Monarda jacob cline (Bee Balm)
  • Echinacea pur magnus (Purple Coneflower)
  • Aster laevis (Smooth Blue Aster)
  • Aster spectabilis (Showy Aster)
  • Eupatorium coelestinum (Blue Mistflower)
  • Aster novae-angilae (New England Aster)
  • Tradescantia ohioensis (Common Spiderwort)
  • Cassia marilandica (Wild Senna)
  • Baptisia australis (Wild Indigo)
  • Sedum ternatum (Wild Stonecrop)
  • Chrysogonum virginiam (Golden Star)
  • Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)
  • Pycnanthemum muticum (Mountain Mint)

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