The following species are native to southeastern Massachusetts and grow well along the challenging conditions of a roadside. These species tolerate depleted soils, salt runoff, and even an occasional tire track. Click on the species to take you within our website for more information. See the chart at the bottom of this page for more specific information on sun, soil, and plant specifics.
For more reading on native plants that tolerate roadside conditions, we recommend the following links:
Maine Department of Transportation Roadside Guide - in collaboration with Wild Seed Project
Guide to Roadside Revegetation - U.S. Department of Transportation
Creating Habitat in the Space Between the Sidewalk and the Curb - Ecological Landscape Alliance