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Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium

Common Name: Yarrow

Fragrant white flowers that attract native bees and predatory insects. Great plant for a managed meadow. 

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Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Common Name: Nodding onion

Nodding pink flowers. Use in woods' edge, meadows, average garden soil.

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Allium stellatum

Allium stellatum

Common Name: Prairie Onion

Allium stellatum is a diminutive bulb with narrow grass-like leaves.  In summer flower scapes tower above the foliage bearing 2-3” umbrella shaped flower clusters.  The white, lavender or pink florets are star shaped and a…

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Amorpha canascens

Amorpha canascens

Common Name: Lead plant

Amorpha canescens is an upright shrubby perennial with fine textured compound gray-green leaves.  In summer, plants are crowned by purple pubescent flower spikes.  This durable long lived species originates from a deep taproot …

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Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

Common Name: Thread leafed bluestar

Multiple heads of blue star-like flowers, great glowing yellow fall color. 

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Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Common Name: Big bluestem

Classic grass of the tall grass prairies, tolerates a wide variety of soils in full sun, good livestock forage. 

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Andropogon gyrans

Andropogon gyrans

Common Name: Elliott's beard grass (No Advance Orders)

Andropogon gyrans is a clump forming perennial grass that grows in narrow upright tufts.  In late summer blue green leaves are topped with silvery panicles.  Foliage turns reddish to a lovely coppery color in fall and winter.  On …

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Andropogon virginicus

Andropogon virginicus

Common Name: Broom sedge

Short, warm season bunch grass, with golden fall color. Tolerates drought and poor soils. 

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Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias syriaca

Common Name: Common milkweed (No Advance Orders)

Tall, stout. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies, leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae. Farmers curse it, monarchs love it, you decide. No advance orders on this item.  NAO

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Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name: Butterfly weed

Bright orange, butterfly magnet, superbly drought tolerant, a personal favorite. 

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Asclepias verticillata

Asclepias verticillata

Common Name: Eastern whorled milkweed

Fine foliage on un-branched stems. Creamy white flowers. Larval host and nectar source for the monarch butterfly. 

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Aster cordifolius

Aster cordifolius

Common Name: Blue wood aster

Good naturalizer for woods' edge and shade, does well in dry conditions. Lovely arching flower stems brighten up the shade. 

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Aster divaricatus

Aster divaricatus

Common Name: White wood aster

Good native groundcover for woods' edge and shade, does well in dry conditions. Provides a mass of small white flowers to usher in the fall season. 

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Aster laevis

Aster laevis

Common Name: Smooth blue aster

Early blooming, tolerant of a variety of conditions. 

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Aster macrophyllus

Aster macrophyllus

Common Name: Big leaf aster

Vigorously growing aster has large heart shaped basal leaves, can form dense carpets. 

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Aster oblongifolius

Aster oblongifolius

Common Name: Aromatic aster

This species tolerates drought, poor soils, and the heat. Aromatic foliage. 

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Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Common Name: Aromatic aster

Compound mound, with bluer flowers than Raydons. 

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Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Common Name: Aromatic aster

One of the best aster selections out there, flowers early and long, neatly mounded. 

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Aster pilosus

Aster pilosus

Common Name: Frost aster

Aster pilosus is a shrubby native wildflower with erect or arching stems. It is often described as a weedy species and if all humans were environmental stewards it might have no merit.  In reality though, disturbance happens and this troup…

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Aster spectabilis

Aster spectabilis

Common Name: Showy aster

Bright violet single, graceful blooms encircle a yellow disk near the top of arching stem with grass green foliage. Found along pond's edge, stream banks, and open meadows. Perfectly simple, and simply perfect. Shared with us by our friend Jas…

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Aster turbinellus

Aster turbinellus

Common Name: Prairie aster

Aster turbinellus is an attractive shrubby mounding aster with rich green lance-shaped foliage.  In late summer plants produce clouds of starry lavender to blue-violet daisies with reddish-yellow centers.  This healthy vigorous a…

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