Plant Sale: Be a Long Island nativist

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Long Island Native Plant Initiative’s East End plant sale continues through 2 p.m. today, Saturday, at Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus in Northampton, aka the Riverhead campus.

All plants on sale were grown from seed gathered on Long Island.

At the event Friday,  Diane Herold of Westhampton (photo) got introduced to the Virginia Mountain Mint by Long Island Native Plant Initiative president Paul Anderson of Calverton. He pointed out to her that the mint is a deer-resistant plant, because deer don’t like the way it smells or tastes.

Ms. Herold on Friday was buying plants for a buffer she is planting for the Town of Southampton in Remsenburg.

The sale is held in greenhouses at the college campus.

For more information on the program and plant sale, visit the Long Island Plant Initiative website.

Saturday’s event kicked off at 9 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m.

SHRUBS:

Northern Bayberry
Pitch Pine
Black Cherry

GRASSES:

Big Bluestem
Broome Sedge
Deer Tongue
Purple Lovegrass
Switchgrass
Little Bluestem
Indian Grass
Purple Top/Grease Grass

FORBS:

Common Milk Weed
Butterfly Weed
Swamp Milkweed
False Indigo
Maryland Goldenaster
Joe Pye weed
Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort
Late-flowering Thoroughwort
Slender Goldentop
Grass-leaved Goldentop
Round-headed Bush Clover
Hairy Bush Clover
Slender Bush Clover
Eastern Prickly Pear
Sweet Everlasting
Slender-leaved Mountain Mint
Virginia Mountain Mint
Black Eyed Susan
Gray Goldenrod
Early Goldenrod
Smooth Blue Aster
New England Aster
Hairy White Field Aster
New York Ironweed