Native Plants Along the Trail in Cedar Point

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Join Shawn Banks, N.C. Cooperative Center Extension, Carteret County Center Director and Horticulture Agent, for his fourth walk identifying native plants along the way, as he ventures out during 2023 Year of the Trail.

This time he takes a walk on the short path of the Tideland Trail part of the Croatan National Forest in Cedar Point. There are some new plants on this trail not seen on the other three trails.

Start walking the trail with Shawn in his video now!

Native Plants Along the Trail

Juniperus virginiana, Eastern Red Cedar

Sabal minor, Dwarf Palmetto

Ilex vomitoria, Yaupon Holly

Myrica cerifera, Bayberry or Southern Wax Myrtle

Quercus virginiana, Southern Live Oak or Bay Live Oak

Pinus taeda, Loblolly Pine

Persea borbonia, Red Bay

Arundinaria tecta, Switchcane

Baccharis halimifolia, Sea Myrtle or Saltbush

Plant communities – Plants that grow together naturally in the wild.

Walk, hike or ride on a trail near you. Find a trail that fits your activity level.

Other trail walks with Shawn and native plant identifications:

#1 Trail Walk – Elliot Coes Trail at the Fort Macon State Park

#2 Trail Walk – Patsy Pond Trail in Newport

#3 Trail Walk – Willow Pond & Soundside Trails on Harkers Island