Posts Tagged ‘Wildflower’

Joe Pye Weed

July 30th, 2015 by Tim Luccaro

JOE PYE WEED eupatorium maculatum The Joe Pye weed is a giant, sun loving native that sprouts a very attracted purple flower with a stem of a similar shade. This six-foot plant is a popular destination for pollinators due to its sweet nectar and attractive color. It requires moist soil and sunshine to grow, but […]

PURPLE CONEFLOWER echinacea purpurea This purple beauty is a long lasting, colorful, cone-shaped native that adapts well to low water climates. It is also self-sustainable, containing both male and female organs, it re-seeds readily every year. Pollinated every year by bees and butterflies and carrying many medicinal uses and carries antioxidants and other nutritional values, […]

BLACK EYED SUSAN rudbeckia hirta This classic yellow and black flower is a self-seeding, adaptable native plant that attracts an assortment of different butterflies while still radiating a sense of light and comfort. Other Native Wildflowers: Butterfly Weed Trumpet Honeysuckle Mountain Mint Purple Coneflower Joe Pye Weed Columbine Bee Balm Senna

MOUNTAIN MINT pycnanthemum virginianum Mountain mint is a native plant that is very popular among the insect and butterfly community. This densely-flowered plant has a very long bloom time, blooming for two months or so, while giving off a strong, minty aroma. Butterflies, pollinating bees, and small beetles, which are all very beneficial to the […]

Trumpet Honeysuckle lonicera sempervierns The trumpet honeysuckle is a colorful, vine-like plant that grows between 10-15 feet tall that is spotted with sprouts of colorful, tubular flowers that vary in shade. The flowers yield small, red berries which are a common attraction of birds, and are a favorite of hummingbirds. In the fall and winter […]