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Carex davisii

Carex Sedge (Carex davisii) is is 1½–3 feet tall, often forming small loose tufts of fertile and sterile shoots (culms with alternate leaves). The culms are light green, 3-angled, and hairless or slightly hairy. The leaf blades are up to 12 inches long and 1/3-inch. They are light to medium green . . .[ . . . more ]

Liatris spicata

Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) or Marsh Blazing Star is a tall, upright, clump-forming perennial which is native to moist low grounds, meadows and marsh margins. It typically grows 2-4 feet tall in cultivation, but can reach a height of 6 feet in some parts of its native habitat. Features t . . .[ . . . more ]

Gentiana puberulenta

Downy Gentian (Gentiana puberulenta) is unbranched and about ¾–1½ feet tall. The central stem is slightly reddish and has lines of minute white hairs that are difficult to see. The leaves are up to 3 inches long and 1¼ inches across. They are oppositely arranged along the central stem, except at . . .[ . . . more ]

Phlox pilosa

There is wide variety in flower color on Prairie Phlox, from nearly white to shades of light and dark purple and pink with a slight fragrance. The shape of any Phlox is a good example of how it has evolved with the needs of the butterfly visitor in mind. The flat, broad petals serve as a landing are . . .[ . . . more ]
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