Native Wildflowers:

Ratibida pinnata
Yellow Coneflower

Plant height: 1.5-4 feet

Blooming period: July to August
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Dry Mesic to Mesic
yellow coneflower photo
Yellow Coneflower is showy, making it a nice garden addition and a good cut flower. The seed heads have a strong citrus scent and were used like cedar chips by pioneers.
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Rudbeckia hirta
Black-eyed Susan

Plant height: 1-3 feet

Blooming period: July-August
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Dry Mesic to Wet Mesic
Black Eyed Susan is one of the most commonly recognized native prairie forbs. It is a biennial, often found in disturbed areas, where it reseeds itself readily. It blooms profusely, makes a nice cut flower, and attracts butterflies.
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Silene regia
Royal Catchfly

Plant height: 3-4 feet

Blooming period: June to August
Light requirements: Full Sun
Soil type: Dry to Wet Mesic
Very attractive plant, does especially well in moist soil.
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Silphium laciniatum
Compass Plant

Plant height: 3-10 feet

Blooming period: June to August
Light requirements: Full Sun
Soil type: Dry to Wet Mesic
Compass Plant has a deep and woody taproot that makes it difficult to transplant. The stems were cut by Native American children who chewed the sap like gum. The flowers attract butterflies and the height of the plants make them favorite perches for birds.
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Silphium perfoliatum
Cup Plant

Plant height: 3-8 feet

Blooming period: July to September
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Mesic to Wet Mesic
Cup Plant has leaves that form a cup around the stem from which birds like to sip. The tall plants are a favored perch for prairie birds.
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Sisyrinchium campestre
Blue-eyed Grass

Plant height: 6-10 in.

Blooming period: May-June
Light requirements: Full Sun
Soil type: Dry to Mesic
Blue Eyed Grass is a member of the iris family. The leaves are grass-like. The flower is delicate and beautiful. Grouped in rock gardens or borders, this plant is easy to establish and adds late spring color.
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Solidago flexicaulis
Zig Zag Goldenrod

Plant height: 1-4 feet

Blooming period: August to October
Light requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Soil type: Dry Mesic to Wet
Zig Zag Goldenrod derives its name from its twisting stems that cause the flowers to be arranged in a spiral around the stem. It grows well with shade tolerant asters and low grasses or sedges in partially shaded beds and borders.
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Solidago rigida
Stiff Goldenrod

Plant height: 1-5 feet

Blooming period: August - October
Light requirements: Full Sun
Soil type: Dry to Wet Mesic
Stiff Goldenrod attracts butterflies and bees. The flowers were once used in a lotion to treat bee stings. The shape of stiff goldenrod is unique in the goldenrod genus. It will reseed itself and is aggressive unless provided with ample competition.
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Thalictrum dasycarpum
Purple Meadow Rue

Plant height: 3-5 feet

Blooming period: June - July
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Wet Mesic
Purple Meadow Rue blooms early in wet pastures and sloughs. The basal leaves of meadow rue keep their deep green color late into fall. The plants are either male or female. The hollow stems were used by Native American children to make toy flutes.
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Tradescantia ohiensis
Ohio Spiderwort

Plant height: 1-3 feet

Blooming period: May-August
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Dry Mesic to Wet Mesic
Spiderwort works well in gardens and natural prairies. The flowers bloom each morning and close by noon. New flowers appear each day throughout the blooming period. The plant was once thought to be a cure for spider bites.
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Vernonia fasciculata
Western Ironweed

Plant height: 2-6 feet

Blooming period: July to August
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Mesic to Wet Mesic
Ironweed brings memories of stubborn cropfield weeds for many older Iowans. In fact, this bright blooming plant is a wonderful enhancement for rain gardens, wet meadows and pond edges. Butterflies are attracted to the flowers.
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Veronicatrum virginicum
Culver's Root

Plant height: 3-6 feet

Blooming period: July to August
Light requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil type: Mesic to Wet Mesic
Culver’s Root is found in prairie remnants with healthy soils and may require applications of compost in the garden. The flowers look nice when cut fresh or dried.
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