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Schizachyrium scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name: Little bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium is a mounding grass with narrow green or blue-green foliage.   In late summer inconspicuous flowers are held on branched stems above the leaves. Fluffy light catching seed clusters follow.  Fo…

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Common Name: Little bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’ is a lovely upright blue tinted Little Bluestem cultivar.  Plants have attractive fine textured steely blue foliage and rosy pink stems.  In late summer small flowers a…

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Senecio smalli

Senecio smalli

Common Name: Smalls ragwort

Upland version of the golden ragwort. Semi-evergreen this mounding perennial with long narrow basal leaves. In spring clusters of golden-yellow daisies rise above the foliage on sturdy stems.  Plants form large colonies over time in sunny…

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Silene caroliniana

Silene caroliniana

Common Name: Wild pink

A tufted perennial wildflower with narrow lance-shaped leaves.  In spring loose clusters of rosy pink flowers with dark centers rise above the foliage on slender stems.  The floret bases are tubular and the petals are spreading and wedge …

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Silene regia

Silene regia

Common Name: Royal Catchfly

Scarlet flowers in July & August attract Hummingbirds like a magnet.  Grows best in full sun to partial shade in dry to medium soils.  Great for shallow or rocky soils.  

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Silene virginica

Silene virginica

Common Name: Fire pink

Tufted perennial wildflower with narrow lance-shaped leaves.  In spring loose clusters of scarlet red flowers similar to Phlox spp. rise above the foliage on slender stems.  The floret bases are tubular and the petals are s…

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Silphium perfoliatum

Silphium perfoliatum

Common Name: Cup plant

This quirky individual has sturdy square stems and large opposite leaves that are joined at the base.  The tall stately plants are crowned with yellow daisies in summer for 4-6 weeks.  This imposing long-lived perennial thrives in mois…

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Suwannee'

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Suwannee'

Common Name: Blue-eyed grass

Low rhizomatous wildflower that forms tufted clumps of narrow sword shaped leaves.  Starry bright blue flowers rise above the leaves to a height of about 1’.  This diminutive beauty prospers in sunny or lightly shaded gardens with…

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Solidago graminifolia

Solidago graminifolia

Common Name: Grass-leaved goldenrod

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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Solidago nemoralis

Solidago nemoralis

Common Name: Prairie goldenrod

Rhizomatous. Favors poor soils, sand, clay, or gravel, but will flourish in the fertile soils as well. narrow nodding wands of numerous yellow compound flowers. 

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Solidago rigida

Solidago rigida

Common Name: Stiff goldenrod

An upright unbranched perennial wildflower with sturdy pubescent stems.  Leaves are lance shaped or elliptical with a bluntly rounded tip. In late summer and autumn, attractive golden-yellow flat topped flower clusters appear.  Plants ar…

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Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Common Name: Wrinkle-leaf goldenrod

Selected for its superior bloom, really looks like exploding fireworks when in bloom. ‘Fireworks’ is an upright perennial wildflower with sturdy pubescent stems.  Leaves are narrow and lance shaped with a wrinkled surfa…

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Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Common Name: Showy goldenrod

Solidago speciosa is an unbranched clumping perennial wildflower with narrowly oval foliage.  From late summer until autumn, plants are topped by attractive pyramidal golden-yellow flower panicles.  This lovely goldenrod prosp…

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Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans

Common Name: Indian grass

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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Sporobolus airoides

Sporobolus airoides

Common Name: Alkali Sacaton

A petite warm season bunch grass.  Plants form attractive mounds of slender gray-green arching leaves.  In late spring one or more culms rises above the foliage bearing airy panicles of pinkish spikelets.  The florets mature into sma…

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Sporobolus heterolepis

Sporobolus heterolepis

Common Name: Prairie dropseed

Sporobolis heterolepis is a petite warm season perennial grass.  Plants form attractive mounds of slender deep green arching leaves.  In late spring one or more culms rises above the foliage bearing airy panicles of olive, s…

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