Baptisia australis is an upright native perennial which typically grows 3-4′ tall and occurs 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.
It’s hard to improve on the striking blue blooms of native baptisia, but ‘Pink Lemonade’ … Continued
A stately plant with white flowers in June followed by black pods that make fabulous … Continued
This drought-tolerant grass requires few mowings each summer to keep neat and trim. Can go … Continued
Low-growing mounds of cut-leaves are covered with large, purple, cup-shaped flowers all summer. Can self-seed … Continued
A dense, rounded deciduous native with a suckering habit with very fragrant, brown to reddish-brown … Continued
Showy white flowers, giant heart-shaped leaves, bean-like seed pods. Grows 40–60’ high and 20–40’ wide … Continued
Named because dried leaves were used as a tea substitute during the American Revolutionary War. … Continued
A deciduous twining woody vine best known for its showy red-orange berries that brighten up … Continued
This deciduous shrub has an open, rounded habit. Common throughout the midwest, it can most … Continued
Attractive, nodding seed heads make excellent cut arrangement filler. This grass spreads aggressively so choose … Continued
Chionanthus virginicus produces magnificent clusters of fringe-like blooms. Slow growing to 20-25’ high and 25’ wide. … Continued