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Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Native perennial with lavender-blue flowers at the top of stems that can reach 2 to 3 ft tall. Blooming in late summer, Great Blue Lobelia attracts hummingbirds and bees.

Greenthread (Thelesperma filifolium)

Winter annual with slender stems and bright yellow flowers. Blooms from April to September and attracts bees and butterflies. Grows well in full sun and dry soils; drought tolerant.

Grey-Headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

A perennial with flowers that have drooping yellow petals and gray- brown, columnar disks. Blooms in July and August. From Ontario to GA, west to MN and OK; dry to wet prairies and dry woods. Best in full to partial sun; dry to moist soils; good for back of the border mixes.

Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)

A native perennial that has very erect, leafy stems; produces dense spikes of purple flowers from early July through mid-August. Found across MA and MT, south to northern Mexico; common in pastures, prairies, thickets, roadsides, and waste places. Best in full sun, extremely drought tolerant, prefers dry sandy soils.

Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule)

Synonyms: Arctic Poppy
A short-lived perennial that produces large, white, orange or yellow flowers on slender stalks, arising from clumps of basal leaves. Blooms in late spring and early summer. Found across arctic regions of North America, south to Colorado. Best in full sun, dry to moist soils; at home in cool climates, does not tolerate combination of heat and humidity, does not transplant well.

Illinois Bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis)

Synonyms: Illinois Tick Clover | Prairie Mimosa | False Sensitive Plant
A warm-season perennial that has doubly compound leaves which create a fernlike appearance; flowers are creamy white and spherical, blooms mid-late summer. Common throughout tallgrass prairie and great plains, usually in disturbed sites, pastures, rocky open wooded slopes, ravines, streambanks, roadsides, waste places. Prefers full sun, dry to moist soils; also used for revegetation and prairie restoration.

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja)

Synonyms: Common Paintbrush
A perennial with hairy leaves, linear; bracts and flowers tipped with scarlet. Found across Oregon and California, east to Wyoming and New Mexico; mostly sagebrush, Pinyon-Juniper, creosote bush, and blackbrush communities. Best in full sun, dry soils; may benefit when planted with native grasses or sagebrush since it is thought to be partly parasitic.

Johnny Jump-Up (Viola tricolor)

Synonyms: Johnny Jump up, heartsease, heart’s ease, heart’s delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, or love-in-idleness. An annual to perennial, produces tiny, Pansy-shaped flowers in purple and gold. Blooms all summer, strongest in spring and fall in hot climates. Best in full to partial sun, prefers moist soils; tolerates full sun best in cool summer areas, will not tolerate combination of heat and humidity; reseeds easily.

Lance-Leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Synonyms: Tickseed
A perennial with showy, bright yellow flowers are 2.5 inches wide; blooms in June through July. Found across Florida to Louisiana, north to Vermont, southern Ontario, Michigan, Illinois and Missouri; dry, sandy or gravelly soils, open prairies and roadsides. Best in full to partial sun, dry to moderately moist soils; fairly drought tolerant and tolerates a wide range of pH and the combination of heat and humidity.

Leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Synonyms: Prairie Shoestrings | Bastard Indigo
A shrub-like perennial with compound leaves with a silvery pubescence, purple flower occur in tight spikes at the ends of the branches in late June-July. Attracts butterflies. Found across Manitoba, south to LA and NM. Prairies, open woods, roadsides. Prefers full sun, mesic to dry soils, adapted to sandy or gravelly soil, can thrive in poor soil and is very drought tolerant, deeply tap-rooted. A nitrogen fixer.

Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides)

A mat-forming perennial, flowers are dark pink, with serrated petals. Blooms from mid-May to July. Best in full sun to light shade, dry to moist soils; prefers gritty, alkaline soil; does not tolerate combination of heat and humidity; excellent for borders, rock gardens, fragrant gardens; can be susceptible to crown rot.

Maximillian Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

A tall perennial sunflower with yellow flowers to 3 inches across, clustered leaves are grayish-green and rough to the touch, often folded and curving downward. Rhizomatous and aggressive. Blooms late August to October. Naturally dominant plant of the prairies, across southern Canada, south to NC, KY and TX. Best in full to partial sun, dry to moist soils; important wildlife plant, deer forage on leaves and birds eat the seeds.

Mountain Lupine (Lupinus alpestris)

A perennial native with blue flowers, tip of keel long and slender. Leaves in distinctive digitate clusters. Blooms June-July. Distributed across OR and CA, east to CO, NM, SD. Dry, rocky places, pine forests to subalpine ridges, generally 5000- 11,000 feet elevation. Best on dry, well-draining soils, full to partial sun, avoid overwatering.

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Mountain Phlox (Phlox austromontana)

A bushy annual, has leaves divided into needle-like divisions, 1-inch flowers in dense heads, white to pale lilac. Found across California, open woods and sandy places, below 3,500 ft. elev., coastal strand and scrub, pine forests. Prefers full sun and light, sandy soils; can sow in the fall in spring elsewhere after soil warms up.

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Munro Globemallow (Sphaeralcea munroana)

A perennial with apricot-orange flowers with gray-green leaves and stems. Blooms May to August, and grows upright, vase-like shrub, to 2–4′ high and across. Prefers full sun, can grow in any well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant. It has been found to be poisonous to cattle. Established in desert plains and the high desert, rocky and disturbed areas; native to the Western US.

Narrow-Leaf Purple Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

Synonyms: Black Sampson / E. pallida var. angustifolia
A perennial, leaves narrow (linear- lanceolate), flowers are violet, with shorter petals than E. pallida or E. purpurea. Produces a long taproot. Blooms in mid June to late July. Found across MN to Saskatchewan, south to OK, TX; dry upland prairies and barrens. Best in full sun, dry
well-draining soils; perfect for Shortgrass Prairie mixes and xeriscaping.