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American bistort (Polygonum bistortoides)

  Common name: American bistort Botanical name: Polygonum bistortoides Light: full sun Height: 8 – 25 inches Water: moderate Soil type: sandy loam to organic Perennial wildflower with dark green basal leaves and white to pinkish in spike-like clusters of flowers that bloom in midsummer; found in … Continue reading

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silky phacelia (Phacelia sericea)

  Common name: silky phacelia Botanical name: Phacelia sericea Light: full sun Height: 8 – 16 inches Water: low, drought tolerant Soil type: well-drained, rocky, gravelly soils Biennial wildflower with fern-like silvery leaves and striking dark purple spidery flowers with … Continue reading

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silky lupine (Lupinus sericeus)

  Common name: silky lupine Botanical name: Lupinus sericeus Light: full to part sun Height: 12 – 24 inches Water: low, drought tolerant once established Soil type: well-drained sandy to loamy soils Perennial wildflower with silky, hairy foliage and 1/2″ … Continue reading

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side-flowered mitrewort (Mitella stauropetala)

  Common name: side-flowered mitrewort Botanical name: Mitella stauropetala Light: full to partial shade Height: 6 – 20 inches Water: moderate to low, drier in shade Soil type: sandy to gravelly loam Perennial wildflower with clumps of basal leaves and … Continue reading

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showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

  Common name: showy milkweed Botanical name: Asclepias speciosa Light: full sun Height: 24 – 48 inches Water: moderate to low, more in spring Soil type: variable disturbed soils Perennial wildflower found along streams and on disturbed sites with pinkish … Continue reading

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showy Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium pulcherrimum)

  Common name: showy Jacob’s ladder Botanical name: Polemonium pulcherrimum Light: Part sun Height: 8 – 16 inches Water: moderate to low, somewhat moist is best Soil type: rocky to gravelly loam or organic soils Perennial wildflower with small opposite leaves … Continue reading

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showy fleabane (Erigeron speciosus)

  Common name: showy fleabane Botanical name: Erigeron speciosus Light: full sun Height: 18 – 30 inches Water: moderate to low, drought tolerant once established Soil type: well-drained loam to clay soils Perennial wildflower with 1-2″ lavender ray flowers with … Continue reading

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shining penstemon (Penstemon nitidus)

Common name: shining penstemon Botanical name: Penstemon nitidus Light: full sun Height: 4 – 12 inches Water: low, drought tolerant Soil type: well-drained sandy to rocky soils Perennial wildflower with grey-green waxy leaves and vibrant blue 2-lipped flowers in midsummer; … Continue reading

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shaggy fleabane (Erigeron pumilus)

  Common name: shaggy fleabane Botanical name: Erigeron pumilus Light: full sun Height: 6 – 16 inches Water: low, drought tolerant once established Soil type: sandy to clay soils Perennial wildflower with hairy, narrow leaves and a profusion of purple, … Continue reading

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scarlet gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata)

  Common name: scarlet gilia, skyrocket Botanical name: Ipomopsis aggregata Light: full sun Height: 12 – 36 inches Water: low, drought tolerant Soil type: variable sandy to clay soils Biennial wildflower with trumpet-shaped, brilliant scarlet flowers in mid to late … Continue reading

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