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Amsonia illustris

Amsonia illustris

Common Name: Shining bluestar

Native to North America

Light blue star flowers in late spring; excellent choice for a border or naturalized meadow.

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Amsonia tabernaemontani 'Grande'

Amsonia tabernaemontani 'Grande'

Common Name: Bluestar

Native to North America (selection)

Amsonia 'Grande' is a vigorous selection of the species featuring larger blooms and clean, shiny foliage. An excellent selection.

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Amsonia tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Amsonia tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Common Name: Dwarf blue star

Native to North America (selection)

Dwarf selection of our native blue star, long blooming, with good with good fall color. 

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Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Common Name: Big bluestem

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

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Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

Native to North America

Food source for monarch butterfly larvae, does well in any open, moist location.

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Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae

Common Name: New England aster

Native to North America

Lovely tall aster of wet spaces; for me its blooming means fall is coming. 

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Aster novi-belgii

Aster novi-belgii

Common Name: New York aster

Native to North America

Rhizomatous species with violet or blue flowers. 

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Aster puniceus

Aster puniceus

Common Name: Purple stemmed aster

Native to North America

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

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Boltonia asteroides

Boltonia asteroides

Common Name: Thousand-flowered aster

Native to North America

Explodes into bloom in late summer, lives up to its common name. 

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Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Common Name: Bristly sedge, Longhair sedge

Native to North America

Erect clumps of triangular stems form from short rhizomes. Drooping spikelets impart a bottlebrush effect. Found along ponds, lakes, in wetlands and wet meadows, providing food and cover for water fowl.

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Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed sedge

Native to North America

This sedge is suited for shaded wetlands, it has blue/green foliage and drooping seed heads.

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Carex elata

Carex elata

Common Name: Tufted sedge

Native to Europe & South Africa

A cool season clump forming sedge for water and rain gardens and erosion control.  May be grown in gardens and rock gardens as it is very tolerant of shallow soil, but must be watered and may not be as vigorous. Flowers from May to June, and f…

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Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm sedge

Native to North America

This distinctive sedge resembles a miniature palm. Slow, creeping.

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Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

Common Name: Broom Sedge

Native to North America

Carex scoparia is a fine textured clumping cool season sedge.  In summer triangular leafy stems rise above the tufts of narrow grass-like foliage.  The culms bear scaly green to tan bullet shaped flower clusters that transition i…

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Carex sprengelii

Carex sprengelii

Common Name: Long Beaked Sedge

Native to North America

Carex sprengelii is a lovely cool season woodland sedge.  Plants form small colonies from short rhizomes.  Foliage is bright green to chartreuse and semi-evergreen with narrow glossy blades.  In early spring greenish-white o…

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Carex stipata

Carex stipata

Common Name: Awl-fruited sedge

Native to North America

Carex stipata is a sprawling wetland sedge that expands from short rhizomes.  New leaves are bright green and fountain-like.  In spring culms rise above the foliage bearing prickly flower clusters.  The green inflorescences …

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Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock sedge

Native to North America

This beautiful sedge deserves a spot in the ornamental water garden, great form. 

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Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox sedge

Native to North America

Tough and adaptable, should be used in all wetlands restoration projects. 

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Buttonbush

Native to North America

A deciduous shrub commonly found in moist to wet areas in full sun to partial shade.  Long 6" leaves do not emerge until late spring.  In early to mid-summer, very interesting white globed shaped flowers appear that look like pin cushions…

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Elymus virginicus

Elymus virginicus

Common Name: Virginia wild rye

Native to North America (selection)

Elymus virginicus is a clump forming cool season perennial grass.  The tufted foliage is narrow and evergreen or semi-evergreen.  Blades have a green or silver blue color and a waxy sheen.  Bristly wheat-like spikey flower …

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Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum hyemale

Common Name: scouring rush, rough horsetail

Native to North America

Equisetum hyemale is a vigorous evergreen perennial with a striking vertical habit.  Plants produce multiple bamboo-like dark green stems arranged in dense clumps. This handsome rush-like plant adapts to a wide variety of growing …

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Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Common Name: Common sneezeweed

Native to North America

It doesn't make you sneeze. Occurs in wet meadows and moist places. 

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Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red Shades'

Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red Shades'

Common Name: Helena Red Shades common sneezeweed

Native to North America (selections)

Upright clumping wildflower cultivar with elongated bright green leaves.  From mid-summer until autumn foliage is crowned by an abundance of coppery red daisy-like flowers. This adaptable plant will grow in any site that has sun or part sun and …

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Helenium flexuosum

Helenium flexuosum

Common Name: purple-headed sneezeweed

Native to North America

Golden yellow reflexed petals encircle a brownish purple center disk from August through October.  Native to eastern and midwestern US. 

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Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus angustifolius

Common Name: Swamp sunflower, narrow leaved sunflower

Native to North America

Numerous, bright blooms, narrow shiny deep green leaves. A spectacular show. Should be kept moist for best performance. 

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Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

Common Name: Swamp mallow

Native to North America

The large blossoms grab your attention, found in swamps and wet meadows, this plant is great for ponds. 

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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Pink'

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Pink'

Common Name: Disco Belle Pink Hardy Hibiscus

Native to North America (selection)

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Disco Bell Pink’ is a perennial with large leaves and many sturdy vertical stems.  In summer, plants are crowned by striking saucer shaped flowers on compact 2 to 2 ½ foot plants.  The sol…

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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Red'

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Red'

Common Name: Disco Belle Red Hardy Hibiscus

Native to North America (selection)

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Disco Bell Red’ is a perennial with large leaves and many sturdy vertical stems.  In summer, plants are crowned by striking saucer shaped flowers on compact 2 to 2 ½ foot plants.  The solitary …

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Iris versicolor

Iris versicolor

Common Name: Blue flag

Native to North America

Iris versicolor is a vigorous perennial that forms small colonies from a network of underground rhizomes.  Plants produce clumps of distinctive narrow pointed leaves. In spring, foliage is topped by lovely blue irises. This unique wild…

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Juncus effusus

Juncus effusus

Common Name: Soft rush

Native to North America

Juncus effusus is an evergreen perennial with a striking vertical habit.  Plants produce multiple culms arranged in dense tufts. The narrow stems are rounded and lustrous green with pointed tips and no obvious leaves.  In summer loose …

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Juncus tenuis

Juncus tenuis

Common Name: Path rush

Native to North America

Juncus tenuis is a diminutive rush that grows in dense clumps of upright cylindrical stems.  Inconspicuous leaves are initiated near the ground at the stem base.  In late spring, greenish brown inflorescences are borne on the stems in …

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Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Native to North America

Lobelia cardinalis is a clump forming perennial wildflower with toothed lance shaped leaves. In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of vibrant scarlet florets. The blooms are irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies. Plants pros…

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Lobelia cardinalis 'New Moon Maroon'

Lobelia cardinalis 'New Moon Maroon'

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Native to North America (selection)

Lobelia cardinalis ‘New Moon Maroon’ is a clump forming cultivar of a favorite perennial wildflower.  Foliage is lance shaped with a unique red-purple color.  In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of…

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Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Great Blue Lobelia

Native to North America

Lobelia siphilitica is a clump forming perennial wildflower with toothed lance shaped leaves.  In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of intense blue-violet florets.  The blooms entice bees, hummingbirds and butterfli…

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Mimulus ringens

Mimulus ringens

Common Name: Square stem monkey flower

Native to North America

A multi-stemmed bushy perennial wildflower.  The square light green stems are clothed in pairs of clasping lance shaped leaves.   In summer, blue-purple flowers are displayed in the upper leaf axils.  The blooms are asymmetrical…

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Monarda didyma

Monarda didyma

Common Name: Scarlet Bee Balm

Native to North America

A sturdy perennial wildflower that expands to form upright clumps. Plants bear deep green aromatic leaves on strong square stems.  In summer, they are topped by showy rounded clusters of red to purplish tubular flowers.  Pollinators flock…

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Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

Common Name: Atlantic coastal panic grass

Native to North America (selection)

Panicum amarum ‘Dewey Blue’ is a rhizomatous warm season grass cultivar.  This lovely perennial has a fountain like habit and frosty blue green linear leaves.  In fall fertile culms are topped by airy straw col…

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Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum

Common Name: Switch grass

Native to North America

Panicum virgatum is an elegant vase shaped grass with an abundance of seasonal interest. In spring, a fresh crop of glaucous stems and graceful bluish-green arching leaves rise from the earth.  Mature plants are statuesque and crowned with …

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Panicum virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'

Panicum virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'

Common Name: Heiliger Hain switch grass

Native to North America (selection)

Bluish green foliage on more compact plants that grow 28 inches tall, with pinkish beige flowers that rise to 48” in summer.   Foliage turns a vibrant burgundy red in autumn.  Excellent size for the landscape as well as fo…

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Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana

Common Name: Obedient plant

Native to North America

A robust perennial wildflower with bold lance shaped leaves.  In late summer and early fall, foliage is topped by graceful lavender, pinkish or white spikey inflorescences.  The individual florets are tubular and similar to snapdragons.&#…

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Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Common Name: American mountain mint

Native to North America

 An unusual common name, since this plant would prefer to be in full sun to part shade, in wet to moist soil - no shady mountains for this plant. White flowers, sometimes with a lavender hue,  appear in July into early September at…

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Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata

Common Name: Green-headed coneflower

Native to North America

Deeply cut leaves, with drooping yellow ray flowers on 4-foot stems, likes wet feet. A native clump forming perennial with multiple upright stems.  The leaves are large, dark green and deeply lobed.  From summer until fall folia…

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Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun'

Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun'

Common Name: Autumn Sun cut-leaf coneflower

Native to North America

Rudbeckia laciniata Autumn Sun is a selection of a native clump forming perennial with multiple upright stems.  The leaves are large, dark green and deeply lobed.  From summer until fall foliage is topped with clusters o…

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Scirpus atrovirens

Scirpus atrovirens

Common Name: Green bulrush

Native to North America

Scirpus atrovirens is a rhizomatous warm season perennial sedge relative. Plants produce multiple culms with arching or drooping olive green leaves. In summer, fertile culms bear rounded yellow-green compound inflorescences followed by d…

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Scirpus cyperinus

Scirpus cyperinus

Common Name: Wool grass

Native to North America

Scirpus cyperinus is a rhizomatous perennial that grows in dense tussocks of arching basal leaves.  Plants produce upright unbranched culms with ascending or spreading medium green leaves.  In summer, the culms are topped with rounded …

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Scirpus pungens

Scirpus pungens

Common Name: Common three-square bulrush

Native to North America

Scirpus pungens is a rhizomatous warm season perennial sedge relative. Plants produce upright sharply triangular pithy 4’ culms.  Leaves are lower growing, basal and similar to the culms in appearance.  In summer, culms b…

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Scirpus validus (tabernaemontani)

Scirpus validus (tabernaemontani)

Common Name: Soft stemmed bulrush

Native to North America

Scirpus validus is a rhizomatous cool season perennial with tall dark green triangular culms.  Leaf sheaths wrap the culm but blades are insignificant or absent.  From summer until fall, the stems are topped by pendulous reddish brown …

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Sedum ternatum

Sedum ternatum

Common Name: three-leaved stone crop

Native to North America

A mat forming evergreen wildflower.   Leaves are small and blue-green.  In early summer, sprays of starry white flowers tower to 6”.  In the wild, this lovely sedum grows in close proximity to calcareous rocks.

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Senecio aureus

Senecio aureus

Common Name: Golden ragwort

Native to North America

A mounding perennial with shiny heart shaped basal leaves. In spring clusters of golden-yellow daisies rise above the foliage on sturdy stems.  Plants form large colonies over time in wet or moist woodlands. 

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Solidago graminifolia

Solidago graminifolia

Common Name: Grass-leaved goldenrod

Native to North America

Upright perennial wildflower.  Leaves are alternate, linear and grass-like.  From late summer into fall stems are terminated with flat topped yellow flower clusters. Plants are tough, vigorous and adaptable, prospering in sunny or p…

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Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans

Common Name: Indian grass

Native to North America

Sorghastrum nutans is an elegant clump forming warm season grass. In spring and early summer, plants form low growing tufts of graceful bluish-green arching leaves.  As summer progresses, the culms rise and are topped by attract…

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Spodiopogon sibiricus

Spodiopogon sibiricus

Common Name: Frost grass

Native to Asia

A large dense ball of blue-green foliage that is topped by upright showy flowers beginning in July and do not break apart with the first strong wind or snow fall often persisting into February.  Prefers moist to wet soils in full sun to part s…

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Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Common Name: Blue vervain

Native to North America

A clumping perennial with stiff erect squarish stems.  Leaves are opposite with coarse teeth.  In summer, plants are topped by narrow spikey panicles of small tubular purple flowers.  Plants thrive in full or part sun in moist or wet…

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Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Common Name: Iron Butterfly ironweed

Native to North America (selection)

Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ is a low mounding perennial wildflower with narrow fine textured foliage.  In late summer plants are covered by small clusters of royal purple disc florets.  Butterflies …

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Vernonia noveborecensis

Vernonia noveborecensis

Common Name: New York ironweed

Native to North America

Vernonia noveborecensis is a tall robust perennial wildflower with numerous lance shaped leaves.  In late summer plants are crowned by large corymbs of royal purple disc florets.  Butterflies and other pollinators flock to the blooms. …

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Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Common Name: Culver root

Native to North America

Veronicastrum virginicum is a tall robust perennial wildflower with attractive whorled leaves.  In early and mid-summer plants are crowned by spiky racemes densely packed with tiny tubular white florets. The inflorescences bra…

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Zizia aureus

Zizia aureus

Common Name: Golden Alexander's

Native to North America

Zizia aurea is a 1-3’ tall upright perennial wildflower with glossy compound basal leaves. From late spring to early summer flowering stems elongate bearing showy umbrella shaped clusters of small yellow florets. Scads of beneficial …

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