One of the best native trees for fall color according to Michael Dirr, black tupelo … 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.
Small daisy-like flowers open in loose panicles profusely from late summer to early fall. Flowers … Continued
A tufted, warm-season native grass with distinctive caterpillar-like seed spikes which hang from one side … Continued
Native to the United States, this yellow flowering perennial is often seen in old fields … Continued
This drought-tolerant grass requires few mowings each summer to keep neat and trim. Can go … Continued
A rounded, deciduous shrub with upright-arching branches. The best ornamental feature of this shrub is … Continued
Low-growing mounds of cut-leaves are covered with large, purple, cup-shaped flowers all summer. Can self-seed … Continued
Low sedge with soft, delicate, arching, semi-evergreen leaves in clumps up to 8″ tall, this … Continued
A dense, rounded deciduous native with a suckering habit with very fragrant, brown to reddish-brown … Continued
Native understory tree for shady landscapes and woodland gardens. New leaves emerge reddish-purple, changing to … Continued
This massive shade tree is the pecan producer of the industry. Lustrous, dark green foliage … Continued
Showy white flowers, giant heart-shaped leaves, bean-like seed pods. Grows 40–60’ high and 20–40’ wide … Continued