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This prairie plant has leafless stems up to 3' high, arising from dense clusters of long stalked basel leaves. Yellowish-green blooms appear in late spring to early summer. Plants do well in moist to dry rich soils in full sun to partial shade. Companion plants could be Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea) and Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida).
This woodland flower is a distinctive classic that blooms April thru June. It is native to the Midwest thru the East. This easy to grow flower reaches a height of 1'-2'. It does well in dry to damp woodlands.
Prairie Sage is very invasive in a garden setting, it will spread all over if you let it. A native plant growing 1'-2' in height, blooming July thru October. This plant grows well in full sun to light shade in medium to wet, well drained soils. Good selection for areas with poor dry soils, and highly used in reclamation of mining areas.
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This pioneer prairie plant has white blossoms with a nutritional seedhead for wildlife. It grows 2'-4' and blooms summer into fall. Companion plants could be Little Bluestem (Andropogon scoparius), Butterfly Plant (Asclepias tuberosa), and Purple Prairie Clover(Petalostemum purpureum).
A primary characteristic of skunk cabbage are the large and rather rough green leaves which grow from the base of the plant. Skunk cabbage is one of the first plants to bloom in spring with its purplish-brown and green blossom. This plant reaches a height of 1'-2' and its native habitat is wet woods, marshes, and streamsides.
This native does best in partial shade to light sun. Grows only 6"-8" and blooms in June - August. The Wild Leek plant grows best in fertile well drained soils. For best results cold moist stratify seed for 30 days or plant in fall.
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