11. Coastal Plain Forests

Grasses:
• River oats Chasmanthium latifolium: Arching stems hold dangling seed heads. Sun to partial shade. Moist soil. 5 feet.

Shrubs:
• Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria : Evergreen with long-lasting red berries. Shade. Moderate to moderately damp soil. 12 feet.
• Possumhaw Ilex decidua: A deciduous holly. Partial sun to shade. Moderate water. 33 feet.



• Oakleaf hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia: White to rose blossoms in summer. Fall color. Shade. Moderate to moderately wet soil. 12 feet.
• Southern wax myrtle Myrica cerifera: Gray-green to yellow-green foliage. Partial sun to shade. Low to moderate water. 10 feet.
• Sweet mountain azalea Rhododendron canescens : Pink or purple flowers. Partial sun to shade. Moderate to moderately wet soil. 15 feet.
• Coastal sweet pepperbush Clethra alnifolia: Blooms in summer. Very fragrant. Sun to shade. Moderately wet to wet soil. 12 feet.

Wildflowers:
• Eastern purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea: Pink or purple flowers all summer. Sun. Moderate water. 4 feet.
• Eastern bluestar Amsonia tabernaemontana: Blue star-shaped flowers in spring attract mourning cloak butterflies. Sun to partial shade. Moderately damp to wet. 3 feet.
• Appalachian blazing star Liatris squarrulosa: Forms tight heads of rose-purple flowers in fall. Sun. Moderately damp to dry soil. 2½ feet.

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