This tuberous perennial produces one or two leaves, each divided into three narrow leaflets. In … Continued
Browsing plants: native plant
Native plants have evolved over thousands of years alongside native wildlife and therefore offer the most useful habitat. Native plants feed bugs at every stage of life, and bugs are the very foundation for our entire food web.
Our prairie natives require less water, and are adapted to grow in our soil types and temperature extremes, so they do well without requiring extensive resources and chemicals. Native plants help in management of rainwater runoff and maintain healthy soil with their deep and extensive root systems.
Velvety, silver foliage with lance-shaped leaves and pale yellow flowers add contrast all season in … Continued
This native plant grows in moist woodlands. A tall, bushy, plant typically with ferny, dark green … Continued
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) features showy orange (pure native) or yellow (selection ‘Hello Yellow’) flower … Continued
Common milkweed produces dusty pink flower clusters in mid-summer atop large, glossy leaves that resemble … Continued
Produces copious amounts of nectar especially adored by bumble bees. Flowers have a sweet odor … Continued
Showy milkweed produces dusty pink flower clusters in mid-summer atop large, glossy leaves that resemble … Continued
Attracts Monarch butterflies and a host of other insects while being tolerant of heat and … Continued
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun, plants may self-seed in … Continued
Swamp milkweed sports lightly fragrant flower clusters from early summer through fall. Plants grow 3-5′ … Continued
Plants grow up to 4′ and produce white flowers. This species prefers medium-wet to dry … Continued
According to the website Monarch Butterfly Garden, you shouldn’t rely on it as your main milkweed … Continued