The Northern Spur Preserve evokes the wild landscape that grew on the High Line before it was a park, featuring crab apples, asters, and sedges. Here, the track diverged and entered the Merchants Refrigerating Company Warehouse across 10th Ave. The landscape is best appreciated from an intimate observation deck above the preserve, where views of the robust plantings are set against the city streets below.
This plant is also known as “American ipecac,” because of its medicinal uses—the roots were used by Native Americans as an emetic.
A handsome, easily grown plant with arching bluish stems, this goldenrod offers small yellow flowers that attract a wide variety of bees and butterflies.
This March-blooming bulb is native to Turkey. Over the course of several years it will naturalize, forming larger groups.
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum ‘Lady in Black’
This native, perennial, ornamental grass offers beautiful drooping sprays of seed heads and coppery brown upright foliage in winter.
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