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Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)

Synonyms: Linum perenne – European
species | Linum lewisii – native U.S. ‘Appar’
A perennial, produces masses of 5-petalled, sky-blue flowers. Blooms in mid-May through June. Found across parts of the Western US prairies and calcareous rocky banks, sagebrush, pinyon-juniper, mountain brush, mixed desert scrub, aspen and spruce-fir communities, dry slopes and ridges. Best in full sun, dry and well-drained soils; drought resistant; does not tolerate combination of heat and humidity.

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Synonyms: Simpler’s Joy
A clump-forming perennial with stiff, upright stems with square hairy stems; lance-shaped, toothed leaves to 6 inches long; small purple-blue flowers are found on thin spikes, blooming from top to bottom; blooms from July to September. Found across British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to CA, AZ and FL; wet meadows, wet river bottoms, stream banks, fields and waste areas. Best in full sun, moderate to wet soils; self sows readily.

Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)

Synonyms: California Blue-Eyed Grass
A perennial and a member of the Iris family but resembling a tuft of bluish-green grass; the violet-blue clusters of flowers are borne well above the foliage, 3/4-1 inch wide. Blooms late May through June and again in September. Found in coastal California, open grassy places below 3000 feet elev. Best in full sun, moist soils; plant in groups for best effect and do not allow soil to dry out.

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

White-flowered clusters on top of 3-6ft stems that can be planted in full sun, partial shade, or shade. Prefers moist to wet soils. Blooms from June to October and attracts butterflies and bees.

 

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Synonyms: Butterflyweed | Pleurisy Root | Tuberroot
Perennial with deep, tuberous roots. Flowers are large clusters, orange to reddish, blooms from mid-June to mid-July. Attracts butterflies. May be poisonous to livestock. Adapted to many parts of the US. Usually in dry open soils of prairies, roadsides and waste places, upland woods. Best in full sun, well-drained sandy or gravelly soils; will endure drought well.

California Bluebell (Phacelia campanularia)

An annual, compact plant producing a profusion of dark blue, bell-shaped flowers. Found across southern California in the Colorado and Mojave deserts. Best in full sun, dry soils, grows best in sandy, well-drained, infertile soils.

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

An annual to perennial that forms a tuft of basal, blue-green, finely divided leaves; flowers deep orange to pale yellow, blooms in 55 days. This is the state flower of California. Found across Washington to California; common in grassy and open places up to 6,500 feet. Very adaptable to full sun, dry to moist soils, prefers well-drained poor soils.

Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile)

Chinese Forget-Me-Nots have light blue clusters of flowers that grow quickly and bloom heavily. Prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soils. Attracts bees and butterflies while blooming in the spring and summer.

 

 

Clasping Coneflower (Rudbeckia amplexicaulis)

An annual that produces an abundance of flowers with dark cones and reflexed petals, petals are yellow or yellow with a reddish base. Found across KS to TX, southeast to GA; roadsides, streambanks, fields, and prairies. Prefers full sun, various soils; drought-tolerant; use in mixes, beds, and a good cutflower.

Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

A biennial to perennial with tall flowering stalks arise from leafy basal rosettes, yellow flowers open in the evening and are 2-3 inches wide. Naturalized in cooler northern areas of the U.S. Best in full sun, moderate to dry soils; reseeds readily.

Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)

Tall sunflower-like flowers growing from 3-12ft tall with bright yellow flowers. Blooming from the summer to fall, dry soil and full allow this plant to reach it’s full potential. Its nectar attracts butterflies and bees.

 

 

Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

Synonyms: Flanders Poppy | Shirley Poppy
A slender annual that produces large blossoms of pink, red, or white, on slender stalks. This may be poisonous to livestock. Naturalized in the U.S. and found here in open or shaded sites in sandy or gravelly soils, roadsides, cultivated ground, waste places. Best in full to partial
sun, dry soils; good for borders or rock gardens.

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Synonyms: Bachelor’s Button | Bluebottle
A winter annual with foliage with cottony hairs, bluish-green; flowers are fringed, bright blue, l in. wide, blooms in 60 days. Common in cultivated ground; established in disturbed sites and roadsides in the U.S. Best in full to partial sun, dry soils; drought-resistant and aggressive.

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

An annual with tall, airy plants that bear finely divided leaves and showy, 4-inch flowers in white, pink or purple. Blooms in late summer and early autumn. Sometimes escapes from garden, becoming established along roadsides and waste places. Best in full to partial sun, dry, sandy soils, avoid rich soils; excellent cutflower, good for backgrounds in
flower beds, fairly aggressive, self-sows easily, seeds attract birds.

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Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum)

Synonyms: Wild Thyme
A spreading perennial that forms thick mats with clusters of lavender flowers, very fragrant, not as strong as the garden thyme (T. vulgaris). Blooms from June through August. Found across northwest Europe on dry slopes, grasslands, and dunes. Best in full to partial sun, dry soils; an excellent ground cover or lawn substitute, flowers attract bees; has a wide variety of uses as an herb for cooking, teas, medicines, etc.