This is the only place where the High Line’s gardens meet the city streets. The beds at the 34th Street Entry Plaza are planted with species that directly reference the self-seeded species that grew here on their own. Even the iconic apple tree that grew at the northern terminus of the High Line, which bore fruit year after year without tending of any kind, has been memorialized with the planting of a new Gold Russet apple tree.
This wonderful perennial plays an important role in maintaining a healthy garden biodiversity; it attracts butterflies with its bright orange flowers.
While rare, this grass has a wide range, growing everywhere from rocky summits to forest openings to the edges of railroads.
In fall, the fruit of this plant bursts open—spreading seeds as far as 20 feet from the parent plant. It’s called “ballistic seed dispersal.”
Malus domestica ‘Golden Russet’
This New York apple is delicious eaten fresh or made in cider; it recalls the iconic apple tree that grew wild here, before the High Line was a park.
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