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Arrowleaf Balsomroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)

Synonyms: Oregon Sunflower | Breadroot
A long-lived, tap-rooted perennial with large, bright yellow flowers are on individual stems but may be numerous, sunflower-like; blooms May to June. Found across B.C. to CA east of the Cascades, east to Alberta, ND, SD and CO, south to northern AZ on open hillsides and flats, fairly deep soil, valleys and foothills up to 9000 ft. elevation, typically with big sagebrush. Best in full sun, dry, well-drained, gravelly soils.

Basket-of-Gold (Aurinia saxatilis)

Synonyms: Goldentuft | Madwort |
Gold-dust | Aurinia saxatilis
A mat-forming perennial with woody roots and bright yellow flowers in clusters; blooms from mid-April to early June. Found on rocky, stony slopes, ledges, and cliffs, usually on limestone. Plants form large, spreading mounds, excellent for the front of borders and rock gardens.
Performs best in lean, very well-drained soil, full sun.

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Synonyms: Hairy Coneflower
An annual, biennial or short-lived perennial leafy plant with bright yellow daisy-like flowers with dark, done- shaped centers. Blooms from late June through September. Native to the Midwest and Lake states, naturalized in the east. Disturbed prairies, roadsides and waste places. Best in full to partial sun, various soils; quite adaptable and somewhat aggressive.

Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)

Erect native growing from 2 to 4 feet tall with large yellow and orange flowers that bloom from summer to fall. Attracts butterflies and bees.

Blue Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)

A perennial with all leaves basal; bell- shaped flowers are up to 3 inches wide, with long spurs, in blue, white, yellow, lavender or red. State flower of Colorado. Found in the Rocky Mountains along with sagebrush, pinyon-juniper, mountain brush, aspen, Douglas fir-White fir, aspen-forb, spruce-fir and alpine communities at 5,000-ll,000 feet elevation. Best in full sun to shady conditions, moist soils; provide filtered shade in sunny, hot climates.

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.

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.

 

 

Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)

A bushy perennial, rhizomatous; stems and leaves covered with grey hairs, leaves resemble small maple leaves; red to orange flowers appear spring and early summer, resemble miniature hollyhock flowers. Blooms late June through August. Native to cold deserts of the Southwest, UT, NV, AZ, CA and Mexico. Requires full sun, prefers well-drained, sandy soils, very drought-tolerant; avoid overwatering as it can become aggressive.

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Desert Marigold (Baileya sp.)

Synonyms: Wild Marigold
An annual or perennial; daisy-like flowers are single and yellow, 1-2 inches across; blooms for most of the season. poisonous to livestock (sheep, not cows). Found across UT to southern CA, TX and northern Mexico. Found in native low deserts such as the eastern Mojave, sandy or rocky soils, plains and mesas. Very drought-tolerant. Grows best in full sun and well-drained soils outside of desert areas, does not tolerate combination of heat and humidity. Grow as an annual outside of desert areas.

Dotted Gayfeather (Liatris punctata)

Synonyms: Dense Gayfeather / Blazingstar
A perennial with slender, unbranched plant with tall spike of purple flowers; blooms from July to mid August. Found across Long Island to Michigan, south to Florida and Louisiana; moist areas, meadows, borders of marshes, savannas, damp slopes, wet-mesic prairies, in neutral to slightly acid soil. Best in full to partial sun, moist to mesic soils; tolerates combination of heat and humidity; an excellent cutflower.

Dwarf Evening Primrose (Oenothera Missouriensis)

Synonyms: O. macrocarpa / Missouri Evening Primrose
A tap-rooted perennial with low plants bearing 3-5 inch, yellow flowers. Blooms from mid-June through August, day-blooming. Found across Missouri and Kansas, south to Texas; dry, thin, rocky, exposed calcareous soils on prairies, cliffs, hillsides, slopes. Best in full to partial sun, dry soils, prefers a soil with good drainage; does not tolerate combination of heat and humidity.