Sunday, October 24, 2010

New England aster and Switchgrass

This rain garden on the courthouse square is planted with native plants. The purple flowers on the left are New England asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae). The grass on the right is switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). It's getting pretty common to be seeing switchgrass used as ornamental grass around here these days. You can find switchgrass in its original native habitat out at Black Rock. The low growing plant in the front is purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) although the flowers are long gone for the season. The narrow leaved plant in front of the asters is probably some kind of iris. Picture taken October 24, 2010.

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