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Spring Blooming

Native Wildflowers and Prairie Grasses can provide vibrant color throughout the seasons. 
The following native species traditionally bloom in the spring, in the months of April, May and June.

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  • ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM | Yarrow
    $0.00 Choose Options ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM | Yarrow
    Yarrow, (Achillea Millefolium) is very common to fields, pastures, disturbed areas, roadsides, previously disturbed prairies and open sites throughout the Tallgrass biome. Tiny white flowers in umbels at the top of the plant...

  • ACORUS CALAMUS  | Sweet Flag
    $0.00 Choose Options ACORUS CALAMUS | Sweet Flag
    Sweet Flag (Acorus Calamus) is an aromatic, colony-forming perennial 1 to 4 feet tall with leaves like a cattail. Flowers are very tightly bunched on a long, thin spadix. Grows at pond edges and in wet fields throughout the...

  • AGASTACHE FOENICULUM | Annise Hyssop
    $0.00 Choose Options AGASTACHE FOENICULUM | Anise Hyssop
    Anise Hyssop (Agastache Foeniculum) is in the Mint family and produces many showy purple flower spikes over fragrant, dark green foliage.  Excellent for semi-shaded spots or in full sun, this biennial will reproduce...

  • AGROPYRON TRACHYCAULUM | Slender Wheat Grass
    $0.00 Choose Options AGROPYRON TRACHYCAULUM | Slender Wheat Grass
    Slender wheatgrass is a short-lived, native, perennial bunchgrass that is widely distributed. It was the first native grass to be grown under cultivation. Sun...

  • ALLIUM CANADENSE | Wild Garlic
    $0.00 Choose Options ALLIUM CANADENSE - Wild Garlic
    Wild Garlic (Allium Canadense) is found throughout the tallgrass prairies in open woods and thickets. White to pink flowers bloom from May to July and it can grow as high as two feet. The long, grass-like leaves can reach 18...

  • AMORPHA CANESCENS | Leadplant
    $0.00 Choose Options AMORPHA CANESCENS | Leadplant
    Leadplant (Amorpha Canescens), A shrubby perennial, often as an undergrowth of Big Bluestem, Leadplant reaches 3 feet. Stems become large (1/2 inch) and woody with age; compound leaves with numerous small leaflets...

  • AMORPHA FRUTICOSA | False Indigo
    $0.00 Choose Options AMORPHA FRUTICOSA | False Indigo
    False Indigo (Amorpha Fruiticosa) is common in moist prairie thickets and along streams and rivers in prairies throughout the Tallgrass Region. Not as common east of Illinois.  Large, bushy shrubs can reach 10 feet,...

  • ANEMONE CANADENSIS | Canada Anemone
    $0.00 Choose Options ANEMONE CANADENSIS | Canada Anemone
    Canada Anemone (Anemone Canadensis) is very common throughout all of Eastern North America.  Canada Anemone has showy white flowers and can grow to about two feet in height. It prefers moist environments in the prairie...

  • ANEMONE CYLINDRICA | Thimbleweed
    $0.00 Choose Options ANEMONE CYLINDRICA | Thimbleweed
    Thimbleweed, Long fruited Anemone (Anemone cylindrica) - Very common throughout all of Eastern North America, Thimbleweed has showy white flowers and can grow to about two feet in height. It prefers moist environments...

  • ANEMONE PATENS | Pasque Flower
    ANEMONE PATENS | Pasque Flower
    Pasque Flower (Anemone patens) - Found in all prairie regions from the Arctic Circle to the Southern United States. It is the earliest of all prairie flowers blooming in March and April. Grows from 2 inches to 16 inches and...

  • ANEMONE VIRGINIANA | Tall Thimbleweed
    $0.00 Choose Options ANEMONE VIRGINIANA | Tall Thimbleweed
    Tall Thimbleweed (Anemone Virginiana) A. virginiana, A. cylindrica and A. riparia are all very similar. Ironically, "Tall Thimbleweed" is the one of the three species that is the shortest, reaching only about three feet in...

  • ANGELICA ATROPURPUREA | Angelica
    $0.00 Choose Options ANGELICA ATROPURPUREA | Angelica
    Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea) - A relatively rare find today in swampy woodlands of the northern Tallgrass region. Tiny green-white flowers in large round heads from May to September. Can grow to 6 feet with a hollow...

  • AQUILEGIA CANADENSIS | Columbine
    $0.00 Choose Options AQUILEGIA CANADENSIS | Columbine
    Columbine (Aquilegia Canadensis) - Drooping red flowers with 5 long, curved spurs; reaches 2 feet in height and prefers rocky woods and slopes. Found from Manitoba through Quebec and southward through the US. Distinctive...

  • ARISAEMA TRIPHYLLUM | Jack in the Pulpit
    ARISAEMA TRIPHYLLUM | Jack in the Pulpit
    Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema Triphyllum) - Very distinctive spathe (hooded floral leaf) being green or purple brown and often striped, it folds over and shelters the spadix. The flowers are very tiny and actually appear at...

  • ASARUM CANADENSE | Wild Ginger
    ASARUM CANADENSE | Wild Ginger
    Wild Ginger (Asarum Canadense) - Distinctive (roughly heart-shaped) leaves, an unusual fleshy deep maroon to rich brown flower and the aroma of the crushed root are all characteristics of Asarum canadense. The flower is so...

  • Asclepias hirta - Tall Green Milkweed
    Asclepias hirtella - Tall Green Milkweed
    Tall Green Milkweed (Ascleipias hirtella) is found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie region in open areas, usually in prairies or remnants of prairies. It is showing up now along old country roads and abandoned roads and...

  • ASCLEPIAS PURPURASCENS | Purple Milkweed
    $0.00 ASCLEPIAS PURPURASCENS | Purple Milkweed
    Purple Milkweed (Asclepias Purpurascens) has intense rose red - pink flowers for several weeks in early to mid summer, followed by the attractive pods of silky seeds typical of the genus. Blooms can hold for...

  • ASCLEPIAS SULLIVANTII - Prairie Milkweed
    ASCLEPIAS SULLIVANTII - Prairie Milkweed
    Prairie Milkweed ( Asclepias sullivantii) Becoming rarer (especially north of Iowa) in moist to wet prairies throughout most of the Tallgrass region, Prairie Milkweed can reach heights up to 3 1/2 feet. Similar to and...

  • Butterfly Milkweed
    $0.00 Choose Options ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA | Butterfly Milkweed
    Butterfly Milkweed (Ascleipias tuberosa) is found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie region in open areas, usually in prairies or remnants of prairies. It is showing up now along old country roads and abandoned roads and...

  • ASCLEPIAS VERTICILLATA | Whorled Milkweed
    $0.00 Choose Options ASCLEPIAS VERTICILLATA | Whorled Milkweed
    Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) Generally less than two feet tall with slender, usually unbranched stems and several thread-like leaves originating at each point along the stem. Small, stalked clusters of usually...

  • ASTER ERICOIDES | Heath Aster
    $0.00 Choose Options ASTER ERICOIDES | Heath Aster
    From the Greek, "Aster" in reference to the shape of the flower and its bracts. At least 200 species are found across North America with dozens in the Tallgrass Praire region alone     Click Here...

  • ASTRAGALUS CANADENSIS | Canada Milkvetch
    $0.00 Choose Options ASTRAGALUS CANADENSIS | Canada Milkvetch
    Canada Milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis) Sometimes referred to as Canadian Milkvetch. A legume found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie region on wet to dry prairies and in open woods, along roadsides and in open areas that...

  • BAPTISIA AUSTRALIS | Blue Wild Indigo
    $0.00 Choose Options BAPTISIA AUSTRALIS | Blue Wild Indigo
    From the Greek baptizein meaning "to dye"; refers to the historical economic use as a poor indigo dye.and "Australis", of Australia. Found on prairies throughout the Tallgrass region, this species is the more southerly...

  • BAPTISIA LEUCANTHA | White Wild Indigo
    $0.00 Choose Options BAPTISIA LEUCANTHA | White Wild Indigo
    From the Greek baptizein meaning "to dye"; refers to the historical economic use as a poor indigo dye and leucantha, meaning "white-flowered". White Wild Indigo (Baptisia leucantha) is found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie...

  • BAPTISIA LEUCOPHAEA | Cream Wild Indigo
    $0.00 Choose Options BAPTISIA LEUCOPHAEA | Cream Wild Indigo
    Cream Wild Indigo (Baptisia Leuchophaea) is found on prairies throughout the Tallgrass region with cream-colored, drooping 1- to 2-inch flowers on a one foot spike from May to June. Can reach 3 feet in height, but is...

  • BOUTELOUA GRACILIS | Blue Grama
    $0.00 Choose Options BOUTELOUA GRACILIS | Blue Grama
    (PLS) Blue Grama (Bouteloua Curtipendula) is an important, drought-resistant, short grass in the mixed prairies and throughout the Great Plains and Southwest. It can be confused with Hairy grama Grass (B.hirusta), which is...

  • BROMUS CILIATUS | Fringed Brome
    $0.00 Choose Options BROMUS CILIATUS | Fringed Brome
    (PLS) Fringed Brome (Bromus Ciliatus) has a drooping florets oat-like appearance. Cool-season, clump-forming grass. Often with conifers such as cedars Drooping florets oat-like appearance. Cool-season, clump-forming grass...

  • CALTHA PALLUSTRIS | Marsh Marigold
    CALTHA PALLUSTRIS | Marsh Marigold
    From the old Greek caltha meaning "cup" and from the Latin palustris meaning "of the marsh". Marsh Marigolds (Caltha Pallustris) are showy yellow flowers bloom rather early in the spring, from April through May. They are a...

  • Midland Shooting Star
    $0.00 Choose Options DODECATHEON MEADII | Midland Shooting Star
    "Midlanbd Shooting Star, American Cowslip, Birdbills, Johnny Jump, Pride-of-Ohio, Rooster Heads" Dodecatheon after the Greek word for "twelve Gods" and Meadii in honor of Dr. Richard Mead, early English physician and...

  • EPILOBIUM GLANDULOSUM | Northern Willow Herb
    $0.00 Choose Options EPILOBIUM GLANDULOSUM | Northern Willow Herb
    Northern willow Herb" Epilobium from the Greek meaning "upon or above the pod" referring to the manner in which the flowers keep blooming above the seed pods as they develop lower on the flower spike. An herbal tea made...

  • GERANIUM MACULATUM | Wild Geranium
    $0.00 Choose Options GERANIUM MACULATUM | Wild Geranium
    Wild Geranium, Alum Bloom, Alum Root, American Kimo Root, Chocolate Flower, Crane Bill, Crowfoot, Culver Root, Dove's Foot, Love Knot, Pigeon Foot, Red Robin, Rock Weed, Sailor's Knot, Shame Face   Click Here for...

  • GEUM TRIFLORUM | Prairie Smoke
    $0.00 Choose Options GEUM TRIFLORUM | Prairie Smoke
    "Old Man's Whiskers, Johnny Smokers, Long-plumed purple Avens"     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • HEPATICA ACUTILOBA | Hepatica
    HEPATICA ACUTILOBA | Hepatica
    Hepatica is attractive and easy to identify because of its three-lobed leaves.. The typical flower color is blue but the white-flowered form is common also.     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

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    HEUCHERA RICHARDSONII | Prairie Alumroot
    "Prairie Alumroot, American Sanicle, Cliffweed, Ground Maple, Rock Geranium" Heuchera after Johann Heinrich von Heuchera, early German medical botanist and richardsonii after Sir John Richardson, 19th century explorer of...

  • Blue Flag Iris
    $0.00 Choose Options IRIS SHREVEI | Blue Flag Iris
    Blue Flag Iris (Iris Shrevei) - Iris is from the Greek word for "rainbow" and shrevei is in honor of Ralph Shreve. Commonly found in the marshy areas of the Tallgrass prairie, I. shrevei blooms from May to June and can...

  • LUDWIGIA ALTERNIFOLIA | Seedbox
    $0.00 Choose Options LUDWIGIA ALTERNIFOLIA | Seedbox
    "Seedbox, Bushy Seedbox, False Loosestrife, Rattlebox, Smooth Seedbox"     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • LUPINUS PERENNIS | Wild Lupine
    $0.00 Choose Options LUPINUS PERENNIS | Wild Lupine
    Lupinus is the Latin name for this plant genus and perennis is from the Latin for "continuing through the years".   Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • MERTENSIA VIRGINICA | Virginia Bluebells
    MERTENSIA VIRGINICA | Virginia Bluebells
    The stems of the plant are subsucculent and nearly hollow so the plant is fragile. It grows well from seed and should be cultivated more. If left undisturbed, this species will thrive and form large colonies...

  • MIMULUS RINGENS | Monkey Flower
    $0.00 Choose Options MIMULUS RINGENS | Monkey Flower
    "Monkey Flower, Monkey Face, Gape Plant"     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna Soil...

  • OENOTHERA BIENNIS | Evening Primrose
    $0.00 Choose Options OENOTHERA BIENNIS | Evening Primrose
    Night Willow-herb, Large Rampion, Tree-primrose, King's Cure-all, Scurvish"     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • Missouri Primrose
    $0.00 OENOTHERA MACROCARPA | Missouri Evening Primrose
    Missouri Evening Primrose blooms spring through summer. Showy, trailing plants bloom with large, yellow, fragrant flowers up to 4". Great selection for dry sites: rock gardens, dry planting beds and container gardens...

  • OENOTHERA PILOSELLA | Prairie Sundrops
    OENOTHERA PILOSELLA | Prairie Sundrops
    Prairie Sundrops are bushy plants that have flower clusters or hairy buds atop hairy stems. Flowers are bright yellow, 2" wide and have four large petals, large showy stamens, and fine white or transparent lines that radiate...

  • OSMORHIZA CLAYTONII| Sweet Cicely
    OSMORHIZA CLAYTONII| Sweet Cicely
    Osmorhiza is from the Greek word for "sweet-smelling root" referring to the root of O. longistylis. The odor of O. claytoni is distinctly more turnip-like.     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • Swamp Betony - Wood Betony | Pendicularis canadensis
    PEDICULARIS CANADENSIS | Wood Betony
    Pendicularis canadensis - Wood Betony has yellow, showy flowers that are easy to spot in full boom in meadows in the spring because of the unusual flowers and foliage, it has a striking appearance. Habitats include...

  • PENSTEMON GRANDIFLORUS | Large-flowered Beardtongue
    $0.00 Choose Options PENSTEMON GRANDIFLORUS | Large-flowered Beardtongue
    Penstemon comes from two Greek words, penta meaning "five" and stemon meaning "stamen". Grandiflorus is after the Latin word meaning "with large flowers". Can grow to 3 feet with pale pink flowers on a tall stem. Toothed...

  • PENTHORUM SEDOIDES | Ditch Stonecrop
    PENTHORUM SEDOIDES | Ditch Stonecrop
    Saxifragaceae Family (sometimes placed in its own family, Penthoraceae) - Ditch Stonecrop. Virginia Stonecrop     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • PETALOSTEMUM CANDIDUM | White Prairie Clover
    $0.00 Choose Options PETALOSTEMUM CANDIDUM | White Prairie Clover
    White Prairie Clover, Thimbleweed, White Tassel Flower"   Click Here for Detailed Info Sun Exposure               Prairie,...

  • PHLOX DIVARICATA | Woodland Blue Phlox
    $0.00 PHLOX DIVARICATA | Woodland Blue Phlox
    Woodland Blue Flox (Phlox divaricata) is known by several common names including Woodland Phlox, Wild Blue Phlox.   Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...


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