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Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Common Name: Nodding Onion
Small, nodding pink umbells hang above grass-like foliage. This easy to grow native likes dry, rocky soils. All parts of this plant have an oniony smell....

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
This strong stemmed, upright native exhibits early to mid summer blooms of reddish pink flowers. Leaves and seed pods are long and narrow. Despite its common name, it is tolerant of dry, clay soils. Good choice for sunny, low or moist areas that dr...

Aster azureus

Aster azureus

Common Name: Sky Blue Aster
This Aster blankets the landscape with brilliant blue fall flowers. Does well in most gardens or naturalized settings. Leaves feel like dry sandpaper....

Aster ericoides

Aster ericoides

Common Name: Heath Aster
This native is covered with small pink flowers with yellow centers. A beautiful fall bloomer. The foliage is equally attractive. An excellent wildflower....

Baptisia leucantha

Baptisia leucantha

Common Name: White False Indigo
Very striking when blooming in June with white, pea-like flowers. The velvety, blue-green leaves are attractive all summer long. A native to the Midwest....

Bouteloua curtipendula

Bouteloua curtipendula

Common Name: Side-Oats Grama
This native, ornamental grass has a distinctive arrangement of oat-like seed spikes which hang only on one side of its flowering stem. Flowers do not shatter, handsome fruit. Tolerates dry soils....

Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Common Name: Marsh Marigold
Early bloomer displaying yellow buttercup flowers. This native to the Northern States and Canada is most content with constant moisture. Moderate growth rate. Attractive foliage....

Carex grayi

Carex grayi

Common Name: Gray's Sedge

Long green blades with unique light green seed heads, resembling a medievil mace. These seed heads also add winter interest. This is a great cool-season, clump-forming sedge for wet areas. This attractive and reliable sedge is native to Northeast ...


Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm Sedge
This carex is easy to grow, exotic and hardy. Palm-like texture of leaves are effective with broader leaved plants. Brilliant yellow fall color....

Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

Common Name: Pennsylvania Sedge

A native, cool-season, low-growing, colony-forming sedge commonly found in open meadows and forests. Bright green foliage is long, 4 to 18", narrow and fine with stems approximately the same height.

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Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock Sedge

Dense mounds of fine, green blades that grows easily in moist to wet soils. Spiklets of green emerge in late spring and matures to a reddish-brown spike. Native to Central United States. often used for water gardens, around ponds, as erosion contr...


Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: Turtlehead
Hooded, snap-dragon-like, white flowers with a tinge of pink. Coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped, dark green leaves....

Coreopsis palmata

Coreopsis palmata

Common Name: Stiff Tickseed
This native is valued for its upright, full-bodied yellow flowers and tolerance of dry, sandy soils. This late spring to mid-summer bloomer will brighten up the garden....

Dalea purpurum

Dalea purpurum

Common Name: Purple Prairie Clover
Fine, delicate foliage complemented by rose-purple flowers that bloom upwards. Easily grown in average to wet soils in full sun. A thick taproot enables the plant to survive drought. Fixes nitrogen in the soil and aids in soil restoration....

Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida

Common Name: Pale Coneflower
Tall stems topped with lavender-pink flowers with drooping petals. Cone-shaped brown seedheads are a source of food for songbirds. Drought tolerant for gardens, natural areas, prairies or meadows....

Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis

Common Name: Purple Lovegrass
Clouds of tiny pink seed heads float over the foliage, turning bronzy red in fall. Tolerates infertile, sandy and poor soil. Salt and drought tolerant....

Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium

Common Name: Rattlesnake Master
This is an unusual looking native. Plant produces a rosette of gray-green leaves from a thick taproot. Creamy white ball-like blooms occur on undivided bracts. A very desert looking plant....

Eupatorium maculatum

Eupatorium maculatum

Common Name: Spotted Joe Pye Weed
A very erect, clump forming perennial with attractive seed heads. Very showy in bloom with lightly scented, mauve-pink flowers....

Euphorbia corollata

Euphorbia corollata

Common Name: White Spurge
This native forms a dense mound of dusty-green foliage. In July, clouds of small white flowers in flat topped clusters float above the foliage. The 5 petals are actually bracts which surround many tiny flowers. Very attractive fall color. Stems exude...

Geranium maculatum

Geranium maculatum

Common Name: Wild Geranium
This wild geranium is a clump-forming, native, woodland perennial with a pale pink, five-petaled bloom in the spring. Foliage is attractively and subtly spotted with yellow. Nice fall foliage color....

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Common Name: Common Sneezeweed
This native plant has heavily winged stems. Interesting cones center this autumn bloomer with petals of bright yellow. If this native exists in its native habitat, can grow to 3'....

Juncus torreyi

Juncus torreyi

Common Name: Torrey's Rush
This native plant has a nice habit with neat clumps and wiry foliage. Pom-Pom flowerheads of brown appear in midsummer for added grace. Loves moisture! Perfect for wetlands, along lake margins and swampy areas....

Liatris cylindracea

Liatris cylindracea

Common Name: Cylindrical Blazing Star
Showy purple-pink flowers consisting of short spikes of compound flowers....

Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris pycnostachya

Common Name: Prairie Blazing Star
Dense spikes of magenta flowers are a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds looking for nectar. Songbirds love to eat the seeds. Foliage consists of narrow leaves that climb up the stem. Perfect for prairies and meadows....

Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Great Blue Lobelia
Clump forming native, perennial valued for its late blue color in the garden....

Monarda fistulosa

Monarda fistulosa

Common Name: Wild Bergamont
Whorls of lavender flowers are excellent nectar sources for hummingbirds and butterflies. Provides color and contrast for the border, wild garden or naturalized area....

Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum

Common Name: Switch Grass
Showy panicles may reach 6 feet! Yellow to orange fall color fading to tan beige....

Parthenium integrifolium

Parthenium integrifolium

Common Name: Wild Quinine, American Feverfew
Clump forming, easy growing perennial with large, rough, aromatic, toothed leaves. Odd, button-like, white flowers....

Penstemon digitalis

Penstemon digitalis

Common Name: Foxglove Beardtongue
Decorative clusters of white tubular flowers. Clump forming native of fields, prairies and wood margins....

Phlox glaberrima

Phlox glaberrima

Common Name: Smooth Phlox
Beautiful, upright growing, native to the midwest phlox has late to early summer flowers of bright rose-pink. Leaves are glossy, dark green, long and narrow. Plants form a gradually enlarging clump....

Ruellia humilis

Ruellia humilis

Common Name: Wild Petunia
Native to the Midwest. Charming, sprawling clumps weave in and out of other plants. Produces lavender-blue flowers all summer....

Silphium laciniatum

Silphium laciniatum

Common Name: Compass Plant
Very large basal leaves, up to 18" long, orient themselves on a north-south axis to minimize sun exposure- giving rise to the common name. Large, yellow, sunflower-like flowers on tall, stiff stems to 9'!...

Silphium terebinthinaceum

Silphium terebinthinaceum

Common Name: Prairie Dock
Robust native perennial with big, bold 2' basal leaves. 8-9' tall stiff spike with sunflower-like flowers....

Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Common Name: Showy Goldenrod
Showy fall clusters of bright yellow flowers on stiff reddish stems with narrow leaves....

Sorgastrum nutans

Sorgastrum nutans

Common Name: Indian Grass
Great orange/yellow fall color. One of the dominant prairie grasses....

Stylophorum diphyllum

Stylophorum diphyllum

Common Name: Celandine Poppy
Very showy, bright yellow blooms for the shade garden. Easy to grow, adapts well to gardens. Bluish-green basal leaves are hairy. This is a great native plant!...

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Common Name: Culver's Root
Grown for its distinguished spikes of white flowers that can reach 7'. The tall spikes provide height and a vertical accent to the garden. Happy in the perennial or wildflower garden....

Zizia aptera

Zizia aptera

Common Name: Golden Alexander
Heart-shaped, bright green basal leaves look attractive all season. Plant really comes alive in May and June with tiny yellow blooms. Butterflies love this plant! Perfect selection for a butterfly garden, wilflower garden, naturalized areas or wood...
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