Category Archives: Perennials

Ode to Coastal Plants

Located at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point is not only a fabulous place to enjoy the ocean, but this tiny beach town is home to tons of wildlife. Home of Cape May Point State Park, a prime destination for viewing birds, butterflies, dragonflies (swarms actually), ghost crabs, painted turtles, and bottlenose dolphin. If you are craving more wildlife, just a small bike trip north of Cape May Point lies The South Cape May Meadows Preserve, a newly restored coastal ecosystem managed by the Nature Conservancy. Both places are well-known to avid birders, but they are a haven for plant lovers as well.
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Sanguinaria canadensis, Bloodroot

This is an early spring ephemeral, with clear white blossoms that wake with the sun and close for the night. It blooms right before our deciduous forests leaf out. Continue reading

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