Indigenous Plants and Native Uses in the Northeast
Look at the plants growing around you:
Along the high terrace, you can see the fiberous, shaggy bark of red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) trees, most of the trees here are at the end of their life-cycle, as European introduced scrubby growth of ornamental shrubs like Asian bittersweet and Japanese barberry compete with the remaining cedar trees. There are a few bushy clumps of juniper (Juniperus communis) bushes growing in the acid soil on the well-drained wooded hillside. There are also mockernut hickory (Carya Species) trees that produce nuts the squirrels would fly for!
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