Clusters of white blooms, from mid-summer to autumn are nectar-rich, attracting butterflies galore. As the … Continued
browsing plants: native plants
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 root systems.
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Native to the Eastern, Southern and Midwestern United States similar to the range of the … 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
A long lived, low maintenance perennial, this cultivar of our native A. tuberosa offers months … Continued
Whorled milkweed blooms later than other milkweeds with white flowers July thru September. The caterpillars … Continued
Gorgeous and unique flower color of deep maroon buds that open to bicolor maroon and … Continued
Baptisia australis is an upright native perennial which occurs in rich woods, thickets and along … Continued