Standing cypress – Ipomopsis rubra
This is a striking wildflower that demands your attention. The seeds are easily raised in a garden setting from fall-sown seeds. Because they can reach 6 feet tall, they make a good background planting in a garden. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds help pollinate these beautiful flowers.
False gaura – Stenosiphon linifolius
This tall, upright perennial can reach up to 9 feet tall! It grows on limestone soils & is an excellent honey source for bees & other insects.
Square-bud day-primrose – Calylophus berlandieri
These delicate-looking flowers open near sunrise or sunset.
Spreading sida – Sida abutifolia
Found in lawns, on roadsides & prairies, this woody perennial spreads & hugs the ground.
Wine-cup with Orange Sulphur Butterfly – Callirhoe involucrata
This perennial is low & sprawling. It makes a great groundcover or mass planting. It continues flowering most of the summer. It overwinters as a small rosette of leaves. They are typically found on sandy or gravelly prairies in full sun.
Mealy sage – Salvia farinacea
This fast-growing perennial is widely sold in the native plant industry. It provides a clump of color with its whorls of violet-blue flowers & its grayish green foliage. It is seen in the natural landscape growing on calcareous, rocky soils.
Meadow-pink – Sabatia campestris
Meadow-pink is found in full sun in moist soils & areas where rainwater collects. It is an annual that can definitely add a bright splash of color to any yard or landscape.
Widow’s tears – Commelina erecta
This interesting perennial is often considered a weed in traditional lawns. However, in the native landscaped yard, it makes a fine border. The flowers open in the morning & close in the evening. If you squeeze the spathe, a drop of water will emerge…hence its name.