Named because dried leaves were used as a tea substitute during the American Revolutionary War. … 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.
A deciduous twining woody vine best known for its showy red-orange berries that brighten up … Continued
Tolerant of a variety of conditions. Well-suited to urban areas, it withstands wind and city … Continued
This deciduous shrub has an open, rounded habit. Common throughout the midwest, it can most … Continued
Delicate deep pink blossoms and buds are one of the earliest spring displays. Unique and … Continued
Native annual with pinnately-compound leaves with small leaflets that fold together when touched. Showy yellow … 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’ … Continued
Also known as marine ivy or possum grape, this semi-evergreen vine climbs by tendrils. From … Continued
White flowers abundantly spread along the length of the vine in panicles or small clusters … Continued
This colorful long-blooming native annual has large showy flowers in shades of pink and rose … Continued
A deciduous shrub native to swampy woodlands, wet marshes, and stream banks. Noted for mid … Continued