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Andropogon gerardii
Big Blue Stem

Light: Sun
Soil: Sandy, loam, gravel
Moisture: Medium to dry, drought tolerant but also likes moisture.
Size: Ht 3-6’ Wd 1-2’
Bloom time: Late summer to fall, warm season grass
Bloom description: “Turkey foot” shaped bloom is reddish brown, lovely swaying in the wind.
Faunal Associations: Birds, mammals, host for some Skipper butterflies

Anemone canadensis
Canada Anemone

Light: Part shade/ part sun
Soil: Loamy to slightly sandy
Moisture: Medium well drained
Size: Ht 1’ Ground Cover- THIS PLANT WILL SPREAD, so be careful where you
plant it.
Bloom time: Early summer
Bloom description: White flower
Faunal Associations: small bees and flies. Unattractive to deer and rabbits.

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Asclepias incarnata
Swamp Milkweed

Light: Sun
Soil: Loam
Moisture: moist preferred but will tolerate drier conditions to some degree
when mature.
Size: Ht 3-4’ Wd 2-3’ Does not spread aggressively like common milkweed.
Bloom time: July- Aug. VERY Late to emerge in the spring. Have patience!
Bloom description: Beautiful pink umbrella shaped blooms with a light vanilla
Faunal Associations: Bumble bees, metallic green sweat bees, leafcutter bees
and butterflies love the blooms on this plant. Host plant for Monarch butterfly

Campanula rotundifolia

4-20" tall
Light: Full sun
Soil: Dry, sandy, rocky poor soil- very
drought tolerant. Great rock garden
Flowers: June
Leafcutter, Digger, Sweat and Carpenter bees
access the nectar and pollen.

Clematis virginiana
Virgin's Bower

Up to 20' long vine
Sun to part shade
Moist, loamy soil however seems to tolerate sandy and dry in a shadier area
Blooms mid August. Seed heads hold through winter for interest.

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Coreopsis lanceolata
Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Light: Sun
Soil: Sandy
Moisture: Dry
Size: Ht 2-3’ Wd 2’ It will spread by seeds
Bloom time: June- July
Bloom description: Profusion of bright yellow flowers covers the plant.
Faunal Associations: Provides nectar and pollen for many native bees and

Coreopsis tripteris
Tall Coreopsis

3-8' tall
Full sun/ light shade
Tolerates a range of soils including clay
Blooms July through September
Nice for naturalizing
Attracts butterflies and small bees

Desmodium canadense
Showy Tick Trefoil

36"- 60" tall
Light: Full sun to light shade
Soil: Moist sand, loam, clay. Will take
dry if in light shade.
Flowers: July. Seeds are burrs so
plant away from a path.
Larval host for some butterflies. Visited by
Leafcutter Bees, Sweat Bees and bumble

Echinacea pallida
Pale Purple Coneflower

Light: Sun to very light shade
Soil: Well drained, sandy
Moisture: Very drought tolerant once established.
Size: Ht 30-60” Wd 1’
Bloom time: Late June into July
Bloom description: Delicate blooms that are ethereal in the landscape. Looks
very pretty growing among native grasses.
Faunal Associations: Provides nectar and pollen for a long period of time for
short and long tongued bees and many butterflies.

Echinacea purpurea
Purple Coneflower

Light: Full sun
Soil: loam to sandy
Moisture: Moist. Somewhat drought tolerant once established.
Size: Ht 2’ - 3’
Bloom time: Mid to late summer
Bloom description: Beautiful purple petals from a raised orange cone.
Faunal Associations: short and long tongued bees, Bumble bees, many
butterflies including Swallow tails, fritillaries, monarchs and red admirals.

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Light: Full sun
Soil: Moist, sand, loam, clay.
Flowers: July, Aug.& Sept. Fragrant!
Larval host plant for several moths; huge
magnet for bees, waps, flies, assasin bugs.

Eutrochium maculatum
Joe Pye Weed

4'-10' tall
Light: Full sun to light shade
Soil: Moist, well drained sand, loam,
Flowers:July, Aug. & Sept.
Larval host plant for some moths. Nectar
plant for many butterflies and native bees
and wasps.

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