Native Wildflowers:

Heliopsis helianthoides
Ox Eye Sunflower

Plant height: 2-5 feet

Blooming period: June to October
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Dry Mesic to Wet Mesic
Ox Eye is an early blooming sunflower of tallgrass prairies and open woodlands. This plant should not be confused with ox-eye daisy, a non-native flower that frequently escapes cultivation. Ox Eye Sunflower is a hardy, colony-forming perennial that makes an excellent garden border.
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4" pot: $5.00
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Lespedeza capitata
Roundheaded Bush Clover

Plant height: 2-4 feet

Blooming period: August to September
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Dry to Mesic
Roundheaded Bush Clover is a native legume. It is a palatable grazing plant with flowers that attract butterflies and seeds that provide fall and winter food for birds. The sprouted seeds may be eaten like alfalfa sprouts. Several Native American tribes used the plant medicinally and modern herbalists recommend it for lowering blood cholesterol levels.
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Bare root transplant: Not Available
Potted plant: Not Available
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Liatris aspera
Rough Blazing Star

Plant height: 1-4 feet

Blooming period: August to September
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Dry to Mesic
Rough Blazing Star, also called Button Blazing Star, is similar in color to other blazing stars. It's flowers each appear on individual stalks along the main stem. The blazing stars all attract butterflies and other insects.
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Liatris pycnostachya
Prairie Blazing Star

Plant height: 2-4 feet

Blooming period: July to September
Light requirements: Full Sun
Soil type: Mesic to Wet Mesic
The abundant blooms on Prairie Blazing Star make it a good choice for gardeners, hummingbirds, and butterflies as well. This is a good cut flower fresh or dried. The roots form corms which may be divided to create new plants.
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Monarda fistulosa
Wild Bergamot

Plant height: 2-4 feet

Blooming period: July to September
Light requirements: Full Sun
Soil type: Mesic to Wet Mesic
Wild Bergamot is a wonderful, aromatic plant that attracts hummingbirds, moths and butterflies. The leaves make a pleasant, minty tea.
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Penstemon grandiflorus
Large-Flowered Beardtongue

Plant height: 2-4 feet

Blooming period: June to August
Light requirements: Full Sun
Soil type: Dry to Dry Mesic
Large-flowered Beardtongue is similar to cultivated Penstemon varieties. It makes an excellent garden plant with lovely flowers for cutting and attractive dried seed pods. Hummingbirds visit the flowers.
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Petalostemum purpureum
Purple Prairie Clover

Plant height: 1-3 feet

Blooming period: June to September
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Dry to Mesic
Purple Prairie Clover is a native legume. It is an excellent forage plant and attracts butterflies and bumblebees. The roots were chewed by Comanche and Ponca peoples for their pleasant taste. The Oglala used the plants for tea.
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Phlox pilosa
Prairie Phlox

Plant height: 1-2 feet

Blooming period: May - July
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Dry to Wet Mesic
Prairie Phlox is one of the early bloomers in Iowa prairies. Its bright pink to white flowers attract hummingbirds. This plant behaves well in gardens.
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4" pot: $4.00
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Physostegia virginiana
Obedient Plant

Plant height: 2-3 feet

Blooming period: August - September
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Mesic to Wet Mesic
Obedient Plant is fairly uncommon in Iowa prairies. It is also grown as a garden perennial and may escape cultivation due to its aggressive nature. The conspicuous purple flowers attract butterflies and other insects.
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Pycnanthemum virginianum
Mountain Mint

Plant height: 1-3 feet

Blooming period: July to September
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Dry Mesic to Wet
Mountain Mint is a very aromatic plant with leaves that look like rosemary and smell of sage or mint. It is found in native sedge meadows and wetlands. The white flowers are somewhat inconspicuous, but the plant takes on a low rounded shape in a sunny garden spot.
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