Today I thought we would start with a couple of native plants that grow in a prairie setting.
Liatris aspera, Rough Blazing Star, grows two to four feet tall and is blooming in the garden.
It requires little maintenance thriving in dry soil and full sun.
Rudbeckia laciniata, Green-headed Coneflower can grow three to six feet tall
in sandy soil and in full sun to part shade.
It is over seven feet tall in my backyard and is visited by butterflies, bumblebees and birds.
I thought we would head into the woodland garden and see what has changed.
We are standing under one of the many Ash trees growing in this area.
Maianthemum canadense, Canada mayflower, has developed berries. It makes a great groundcover plant for the woodland, growing only 2 to 4 inches tall. Loved by the chipmunks.
Maianthemum racemosum, False Solomon's Seal, has also developed small berries.
Actaea rubra, Red Baneberry, is a volunteer I received two years ago from a bird, chipmunk or squirrel.
It grows 24 to 32 inches tall with creamy white clusters of flowers in the spring.
It perfers moist soil conditions, but it is growing well in my dry woodland.
Today, I am linking with Clay and Limestone for Wildflower Wednesday.
Have a great day!