In the Northeastern Woodland-inspired Spur, grasses, perennials, and a mix of clematis and wisteria vines hang in the Coach Passage. Dwarf fothergilla shrubs punctuate the flowering beds in the piazza with color. And the giant tilted planters in the threshold contain hackberry, sweetgum, and black tupelo, alongside exuberant hart’s tongue fern, yellow lady’s slipper, and strawberry bush.Learn more about the Spur
This creeping groundcover has soft, quilted, nearly evergreen leaves that turn deep red in autumn after white flowers and fruit in the spring.
A rare, protected North American variety of hart’s tongue fern unfolds its strappy fronds—believed to resemble the medieval hunting deer’s tongue.
Yellow lady’s slipper, a species of Northeast American bog orchid, attracts native and wild bees, contributing to the complex ecosystem of the park.
With its showy fruit, the strawberry bush splits open when ripe to reveal bright red seeds, bringing pops of color to the Spur in spring.
The sweetgum’s glossy green star-shaped leaves turn a brilliant blaze of color in fall. Suitably, its wood is used for the interior of railroad cars and railroad ties.
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