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Dodecatheon meadia

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia) is a much beloved wildflower that typically occurs in open woods and glades, rocky wooded slopes, bluff ledges, meadows and prairies. This is one of the most beautiful spring wildflowers in the prairie. A colony of these plants in bloom is a sight not to be mis . . .[ . . . more ]

Solidago speciosa

Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) is a rhizomatous, perennial which typically occurs in dry soils in open woods, fields and prairies. Features tiny, bright yellow flowers borne in dense, erect, club-shaped terminal clusters atop stiff, narrow-leaved, reddish stems typically growing 2-3 feet tal . . .[ . . . more ]

Asclepias speciosa

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is a rough, weedy perennial which commonly occurs on dry slopes, open woodland areas, roadsides, waste areas and along streams. It typically grows 2-4 feet tall on stout, upright stems with velvety, broad-oblong to broad-ovate, gray-green leaves (to 8 inches lo . . .[ . . . more ]

Helianthus laetiflorus

Aptly named, this is one of the largest and showiest of all the native sunflowers. The high contrast between the bright yellow petals and dark black centers give this sunflower a distinctive appearance. Blooming late in the summer, the seeds ripen just in time for migrating birds to gorge on them as they make their long journey south.[ . . . more ]
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