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Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Common Name: Big bluestem

Classic grass of the tall grass prairies, tolerates a wide variety of soils in full sun, good livestock forage. 

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Andropogon virginicus

Andropogon virginicus

Common Name: Broom sedge

Short, warm season bunch grass, with golden fall color. Tolerates drought and poor soils. 

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Aster ericoides

Aster ericoides

Common Name: heath aster

Along with the goldenrods and native grasses, asters are the quintessential herbaceous fall color plants of North America.  This one is a compact bushy perennial with pubescent gray-green leaves.  Aster ericoides thrives in sun a…

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Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Common Name: Snow Flurry heath aster

The fine foliage of Aster ericoides, and the trailing habit of this selection make this essential in the landscape border.  Allow it to flow over a wall, or let it ramble along the ground.  Low maintenance and salt tolerant, this can be…

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Aster macrophyllus

Aster macrophyllus

Common Name: Big leaf aster

Vigorously growing aster has large heart shaped basal leaves, can form dense carpets. 

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Aster novi-belgii

Aster novi-belgii

Common Name: New York aster

Rhizomatous species with violet or blue flowers. 

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Aster pilosus

Aster pilosus

Common Name: Frost aster

Aster pilosus is a shrubby native wildflower with erect or arching stems. It is often described as a weedy species and if all humans were environmental stewards it might have no merit.  In reality though, disturbance happens and this troup…

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Aster puniceus

Aster puniceus

Common Name: Purple stemmed aster

Found along creeks, pond's edge. Great naturalizer for moist areas. 

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