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Gerry Park

 

The Town has planted multiple pollinator gardens at Gerry Park including the over 3,000 square foot rock garden, center island garden, gazebo planting, the front of the park building, and around multiple memorials. These gardens have a multitude of native plants that benefit bees, butterflies and other pollinators as well as birds and other wildlife.

Click the links below to learn about each native plant.

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

False indigo (Baptisia australis)

Wild indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)

Carolina rose (Rosa carolina)

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)

Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)

Wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Foxglove Beardtongue ‘dark towers’ (Penstemon digitalis)

Rough goldenrod ‘fireworks’ (Solidago rugosa)

Showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

Smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)

Maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum)

Lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

Common bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina)

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novi-angliae)

Threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'zagreb')

Purple love grass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

Moss phlox (Phlox subulata)

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

Mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum)

Aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolius 'Raydon's favorite')

Mapleleaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)

Blazing star (Liatris spicata)

Anise hyssop (Agastache 'blue fortune')

Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) 'jeana'

Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Turtle head (Chelone glabra)

Coastal Plain Joe pye weed (Eupatorium dubium ‘little joe’)