This densely branching evergreen creates a 12–18” high groundcover that spreads up to 6′ wide. … 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.
‘Taylor’ is an upright narrow columnar eastern red cedar that grows up to to 30’ … Continued
Commonly found in upland woods, thickets, and prairies, along streams, railroads, and roadsides. Tiny creamy … Continued
Pinkish to lavender (sometimes white) flower heads along stems lined with short, narrow, bright-green leaves. … Continued
Liatris punctata is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the … Continued
A dense, compact native liatris growing up to 18″ tall and carrying lavender flowers. Very … Continued
A fantastic nectar plant for Monarch butterflies and many other pollinators including hummingbirds. The fall … Continued
An outstanding native of the great plains grows even in wet prairies. Breathtaking in gardens … Continued
Large, multi-stemmed shrubs have aromatic twigs and foliage. Spicebush is an important native plant for … Continued
Tulip trees are fast growers, often measuring growth of more than 2′ per year. Tulip-shaped flowers … Continued
Cardinal flowers bloom with tall spikes of lipstick red flowers in August in moist soil. … Continued
Lobelia siphilitica is a showy native with light to dark blue flowers in late summer. … Continued