False Aster (Boltonia asteroides)

Scientific Name: Boltonia asteroides Common Name: False Aster Description of facts and concepts: Hundreds of white daisies make a massive bloom statement Seed or division information: Seeds must be stratified to germinate. Divisions of the roots in spring. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): August W2 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower:…

Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata)

Scientific Name: Nicotiana alata Common Name: Flowering tobacco Description of facts and concepts: The white fragrant flowers open at night to attract moths. Larval host plant of the tomato hornworm Seed or division information: Scatter seeds in early spring. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): August W1 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower:…

Giant Sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

Scientific Name: Helianthus giganteus Common Name: Giant sunflower Description of facts and concepts: This tall prairie sunflower has coarse leaves and spreads gently. Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions of the rhizomes in spring. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W4 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: Yellow Height: 8-10′…

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)

Scientific Name: Zizia aurea Common Name: Golden Alexanders Description of facts and concepts: Early summer flowers feed many short-tongued insects. Food plant of the Black swallowtail butterfly. Seed or division information: Short-lived but will self-seed. Divisions in early spring. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W2 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of…

Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Scientific Name: Solidago canadensis Common Name: Goldenrod Description of facts and concepts: A spreading, aggressive native plant with showy spikes of yellow flowers. Not the plant which provokes hay fever; ragweed does that. Seed or division information: Seeds and spreads by stolons Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W4 Garden Name: Sunny Garden…

Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Scientific Name: Lobelia siphilitica Common Name: Great blue Lobelia Description of facts and concepts: Found along stream banks and pond edges, making large colonies where happy. Seed or division information: Seeds and divisions from the roots. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W3 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: Blue Height:…

Great Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum canaliculatum )

AR & VR 3D Plant Model   Scientific Name: Polygonatum canaliculatum Common Name: Great Solomon’s Seal Description of facts and concepts: This elegant and statuesque plant grows from a root which is said to resemble the seal of the Hebrew King Solomon. The small flowers dangle from leaf axels and produce attractive blue berries in…

Great Twayblade (Liparis liliifolia)

Scientific Name: Liparis liliifolia Common Name: Great Twayblade Description of facts and concepts: A member of the Orchid family and bears 5-30 drooping flowers on an erect stem. Each flower has three pale purple petals and three green sepals. Twayblade does not set much seed, and what pollinates it is largely unknown. Huge colonies exist,…

Grey Headed Coneflower (Ratabida pinnata)

Scientific Name: Ratabida pinnata Common Name: Grey headed coneflower Description of facts and concepts: A prairie coneflower with a tall central disc Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W4 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: Yellow ray flowers Height: 2-5′ Spread: 12″ Family: Aster…

Hardy Mistflower (Eupatorium (Eutrochium) coelestinum)

Scientific Name: Eutrochium coelestinum Common Name: Hardy Mistflower Description of facts and concepts: This plant’s fuzzy blue flowers attract butterflies in September and October. Found in old fields, meadows, and along stream banks, it can grow rapidly up to 3’ tall. Seed or division information: Easy from seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month…

Heath Aster (Aster (Symphiotrichum) ericoides)

Scientific Name: Aster (Symphiotrichum) ericoides Common Name: Heath Aster Description of facts and concepts: This plant provides a dense groundcover with half inch white daises with golden centers. Its grows well in poor, dry soils in full sun and flowers in September. Seed or division information: Easy from seeds, or divisions in early spring Date…

House Leek, Hen And Chicks (Sempervivum calcareum)

Scientific Name: Sempervivum calcareum Common Name: House leek, Hen And Chicks Description of facts and concepts: Long-lived succulents will multiply and live for years if dry enough. Individual crowns die after flowering. Seed or division information: Offsets may be pulled off and planted at any time Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W4…

Indian Pink (Spigelia marylandica)

Scientific Name: Spigelia marylandica Common Name: Indian Pink Description of facts and concepts: Upfacing bright red tube flowers with contrasting yellow centers. A gorgeous hummingbird favorite. Seed or division information: Seeds, or divide whole plants in early spring. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W1 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower:…

Ironweed (Veronia novaeboracensis)

  Scientific Name: Veronia novaeboracensis Common Name: Ironweed Description of facts and concepts: The tall purple flowers of this plant bloom on upright stems in August and September. Thriving in full sun and dry to average soils, ironweed is commonly found in pastures since it is unpalatable to cows. Seed or division information: Seeds are…

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)

  Scientific Name: Eupatorium fistulosum Common Name: Joe Pye Weed Description of facts and concepts: This perennial grows from 5-12’ and features tiny, dusty pink flowers in huge scapes from July to September. Seed or division information: Divisions in early spring Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): August W1 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color…

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Scientific Name: Alchemilla mollis Common Name: Lady’s mantle Description of facts and concepts: Leaves pleated in a fan shape hold dew drops Seed or division information: Seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W3 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Yellow Height:  16″ Spread:  16″ Family: Rose Soil Type: Base to Acidic…

Lance-leaved Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Scientific Name: Coreopsis lanceolata Common Name: Lance-leaved Tickseed Description of facts and concepts: Bright yellow flowers in May and June attract butterflies and bees to this hardy perennial. Found in dry, sandy places, its many flowers on multiple stems stand 18” tall. Seed or division information: Seeds, divisions in spring or fall Date of flower’s…

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

Scientific Name: Lavandula officinalis Common Name: Lavender Description of facts and concepts: Add to your bath or use in cakes, cookies, or jellies. Grows to be 18” tall. Seed or division information: Seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W3 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Blue Height: 18″ Spread: 12″ Family:…