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Evening Primrose
Oenothera lamarckiana
This long-blooming native wildflower opens its delicate flowers in the evening and closes them the following morning. Although many times found in waste areas it does attract moths and goldfinches. Flowering time is throughout summer, in sun to partial shade and dry to average soils. Evening Primrose grows 1'-3' tall, is drought tolerant and easy to start from seed.
Evening Primrose
  Fringed Puccoon
Lithospermum incisum
A prairie plant that is usually found on dry hill prairies, slopes and open woodlands. Considered not common, this prairie plant blooms late spring into summer and reaches a height of 6"-18" in full sun. Companion plants could include Rough Blazingstar (Liatris aspera), Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa).
Fringed Puccoon
Tephrosia virginiana
This native plant forms dense clusters of pale yellow and pink petals atop its stem that only branches at the ground. Because of the stringy root system this plant has, it also goes by the name "Devils Shoestring". Companion plants can be June Grass (Koeleria cristata), Leadplant (Amorpha canescens) and Purple Prairie Clover (Petalostemum purpureum) and Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis). This Legume blooms May thru June and has downy gray foliage. It grows to a height of 12"-24".

Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea
This versitile plant displays small yellow flowers in spring and grows 1'-3' tall. It will grow in full sun to partial shade, in prairies or wooded areas. It's very easy to start from seed and a nice addition to any planting.
Golden Alexanders

Golden Alexanders, Heart-leaf
Zizia aptera
Common throughout the tallgrass regions, this plant grows 1'-3' in wet meadows, wet to dry prairies and moist thickets. The branched plants are smooth with stalked, alternate compound leaves which are evenly toothed. Blooms mid-spring to early summer and is a member of of the Parsley family.


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