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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Sassafras albidum (Sassafras)
Sassafras offers three-season interest: globelike clusters of chartreuse flowers in spring, leaves with three distinct shapes, dark blue fruit in red cups in summer, and foliage ranging from orange to crimson to purple in fall. This native is common in wood edges throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region except for the northern border of Pennsylvania.
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants:
Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets