The Interim Walkway features a simple path of bonded gravel through the existing, wild landscape. One notable highlight of the self-seeded landscape is the dryland grass, prairie three awn, which is known as a railroad weed. Other volunteer plants thriving along the Interim Walkway include false pennyroyal and black cherry.
The culinary versatility of this plant sets it apart from other High Line plants; the lightly sweet-yet-bitter fruit has even been used to make whiskey.
The tail-like, drooping seedheads inspired this grass’s name. A native of Asia, it was likely introduced to North America via 1920s ship cargo.
Native to Asia, Africa, and Europe, this plant has strong medicinal qualities. It was historically used as a cough suppressant.
Thriving in poor soil, this species is a common sight along railroad tracks and roads; it grew wild on the High Line before it was a park.
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