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Native Plants For Attracting Birds In Rhode Island

Native Plants By States

Rhode Island Plants for Wildlife Habitat & Conservation Landscaping


Tall–Red Oak, Black Oak, Black Cherry, Pitch Pine, Eastern Red Cedar, Eastern White Pine, Maple, Alder, River Birch, Hawthorn, Yellowwood, Beech

Short–Winterberry, Carolina Allspice, Fringetree, American Smoketree, Sassafras, Dogwood, Serviceberry

Arrowood, High Bush Blueberry, Inkberry, Huckleberry, Chokeberry, Bayberry, Sweet Pepperbush, Spicebush, Beach Plum

Milkweeds, Asters, Boneset, Blazing Star, Fireweed, Wild Lupine, Goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed, New York Ironweed

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole is a type of bird that is commonly found in Rhode Island.

Tussock Sedge, Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Switchgrass, Poverty Grass, Broom Sedge, Rice Cut Grass, Panic Grass, Eastern Mock Grama

Virgin’s Bower, Trumpet Honeysuckle, Wild Grape

Bearberry, Bunchberry, Checkerberry, Partridgeberry, Lowbush Blueberry

Much of Rhode Island is woodland; lowlands in the south and rolling hills in the north and the west. The state can be divided into two geographic regions; the Coastal Lowland in the south and east, and the Eastern New England Upland in the northwest. The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society can provide lists of plants for a specific region.

For more information on improving your wildlife habitat, visit the WindStar Wildlife Institute web site. On the web site, you can also apply to certify your property as a wildlife habitat, register for the “Certified Wildlife Habitat Naturalist e-Learning course, become a member and sign up for the FREE WindStar Wildlife Garden Weekly e-mail newsletter.

Keep Reading – Rhode Island state bird & most common birds of Rhode Island

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Sam Crowe

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