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Aruncus dioicus

Large feathery plumes of flowers rise from pinnately compound leaves. Goat’s Beard is an excellent choice for a background plant in a border or woodland garden. Spreads slowly by rhizomes to form attractive patches. Host plant to the Dusky Azure Butterfly.

Tephrosia virginiana

Striking bi-color blooms grace Goatsrue in late spring, with pale yellow and pink petals clustered atop feathery silver foliage. The blooms are a popular nectar source for a variety of pollinators including native bees and skipper butterflies.

Zizia aurea

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea) is a food source for swallowtail butterfly larvae. Brilliant golden flowers decorate this late-spring bloomer that grows one to two feet tall. An excellent choice for heavy clay soils in semi-shade to full sun. The leaves serve as an important food source for Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars.

Lobelia siphilitica

Covered in deep blue flowers in late summer and early fall, Great Blue Lobelia can form colonies of flowered spikes in medium to wet soils, especially with a little shade. Longer lived than the Cardinal Flower, it also attracts hummingbirds. Planted together, the two Lobelias make a stunning combination. Excellent for damp clay soil.
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