Let's Get Native

 

Native plants are integral to the food web – ensuring the health of insects, birds and ultimately, us. 

They are often easy to grow and quite unique. If that isn't enough to make you fall in love with natives, maybe their fun common names, like Wake Robin, Rattlesnake Master and Dutchman's Breeches, will do the trick.

Silene regia - Royal Catchfly.

Silene regia

Royal Catchfly

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed.

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

Anaphalis m. - Pearly Everlasting.jpg

Anaphalis margaritacea

Pearly Everlasting

Photo: Ron Frazier License
Geum triflorum - Prairie Smoke.

Geum triflorum

Prairie Smoke

Dicentra cucullaria - Dutchman's Breeches.

Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman's Breeches

Baptisia australis - False Indigo.

Baptisia australis

False Indigo

Oenothra missouriensis - Missouri Primrose.

Oenothera missouriensis

Missouri Primrose

Arisaema - Jack-in-the-Pulpit.

Arisaema triphyllum

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Geranum maculatum - Wild Geranium.

Geranium maculatum

Wild Geranium

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master.

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Blue Lobelia.

Lobelia siphilitica

Great Blue Lobelia

Amsonia hubrichtii - Arkansas Bluestar.j

Amsonia hubrichtii

Arkansas Blue Star

Ratibda pinnata - Mexican Hat.

Ratibida pinnata

Mexican Hat

Aruncus dioicus - Goat's Beard.

Aruncus dioicus

Goat's Beard