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Phlox glaberrima

Marsh Phlox (Phlox glaberrima) is a native of wet prairies and open woodlands. Hummingbirds love the intense hue of the deep red-purple flowers that bloom for weeks on end! A great garden plant, it thrives in any medium to moist rich soil. Excellent for damp clay.

Liatris ligulistylis

Known as the Monarch magnet, this liatris should be top-of-the-list as a Monarch nectar source for any medium-soil site. Swallowtails, Sulphurs, Hairstreaks, Fritillaries, Painted Lady, Red Admiral – depending on what butterflies are in your area – are also likely to visit this plant along with hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Rosa blanda

Also known as Smooth Rose or Early Wild Rose, Meadow Rose is a thornless to near thornless wild rose. Showy pink flowers provide a pleasant fragrance and are fine petaled, 2-3 inches across with yellow centers. Berry-like rosehip fruits, popular with birds and a variety of wildlife, turn bright red in late summer.

Lilium michiganense

Michigan Lily is one of the finest native lilies, with gorgeous orange and yellow flowers blooming through the middle of summer. Several nodding blooms with strongly recurved petals hang downward from stalks 3 –  6 feet high that spread upward and outward. Lilium Michiganense does best in a rich, damp soil with plenty of humus.
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