Native Plants of the Year for 2011

American Winterberry Ilex verticillata 'Winter...

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The Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity (LEAP) has finished the postcards and posters that will be available soon to advertise and promote the 2011 Native Plants of the Year.  Each year a perennial, a shrub and a tree are selected.  These plants are selected because they promote native diversity, attact wildlife, require less fertilizer and watering and thrive under natural conditions.  The winners are…

Liatris spicata – Blazing Star (perennial)

Amelanchier laevis – Allegheny Serviceberry (shrub)

Ilex verticillata – Common Winterberry

Please see the LEAP website for the promotional details of these great natives!  www.leapbio.org

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