GALLERY

Harebells
Harebells

Flowers profusely in June then intermittently through fall

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Butterfly Weed
Butterfly Weed

Best orange flower in the prairie. Larva plant for monarch butterflies

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Bottle Gentian
Bottle Gentian

Fall bloomer; bees love me!

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Ohio Spiderwort
Ohio Spiderwort

Great blue flower; a day flower - each flower lasts one day

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Prairie Smoke
Prairie Smoke

One of the longer bloomers in the spring. Also known as "Old Man Whiskers" because of the seedheads.

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Rudbeckia hirta2
Rudbeckia hirta2

A biennial with abundant flowers in the summer

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Wild  Ginger
Wild Ginger

Flowers are near the ground; great shade ground cover

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Marge
Marge

Cat #1

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Hepatica
Hepatica

Petite, early spring bloomer with flowers ranging from pink to purple to white.

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Prairie Phlox
Prairie Phlox

Grown from seed, Prairie Phlox can range in color from white to pink to lavender.

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Wood Lily
Wood Lily

Petite lily with single stem; vivid orange

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Jack in the Pulpit
Jack in the Pulpit

Spring woodland flower with distinct male and female flowers

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Indian Grass
Indian Grass

Tall, clump prairie grass; can grow over 5 feet tall

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Lupine
Lupine

Favorite June bloomer, likes sandy, well drained soil

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Wild Quinine
Wild Quinine

Clear, bright white flowers with architectural structure and deep green foliage. One of my all-time favorites.

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What is a Native Plant?

A native plant species is one that occurs naturally in a particular habitat, ecosystem, or region of the United States and its Territories or Possessions, without direct or indirect human actions.

 

What is a Cultivar?

 

Cultivars are varieties of plants that are the product of breeding programs to produce specific desirable characteristics (flower color, size,adapatability). Cultivars generate a revenue stream for the grower.  Do cultivars breed out the desired characteristics needed by the pollinators? Nobody knows. We believe it is best to stick to native species.