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  • Blue grama in bloom

    Blue grama, Bouteloua gracilis

    $15.00

    Blue grama is a unique short statured grass native to dry prairies of Minnesota. If you’re feeling a little silly you might call it “eyebrow grass,” as the seed heads look like a bunch of little eyebrows nodding in the breeze. Blue grama is a clump forming grass that is an attractive compliment to shorter…

  • Large-flowered Beardtongue in bloom

    Large-flowered Beardtongue, Penstemon grandiflorus

    $15.00$49.00

    Large-flowered beardtongue is one of five species of penstemons native to Minnesota. Of those species, it is one of three found within our growing region alongside white beardtongue (Penstemon albidus) and slender beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis). Like white and slender beardtongue, large-flowered beardtongue prefers relatively dry, well draining sites. It has the most robust stature of…

  • Slender beardtongue in bloom

    Slender Beardtongue, Penstemon gracilis

    $15.00$49.00

    Slender beardtongue is one of five species of penstemons native to Minnesota. Of those species, it is one of three found within our growing region alongside white beardtongue (Penstemon albidus) and large-flowered beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus). Like white and large-flowered beardtongue, slender beardtongue prefers relatively dry, well draining sites. Its growth habit is the most delicate…

  • Wild bergamot in bloom

    Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

    $15.00

    Wild bergamot, also called bee balm and spotted horsemint, is a common, early-successional prairie plant with several wonderful characteristics. When in bloom, its little firecracker-style blossoms are almost continuously visited by bees. I can hardly form an image of these flowers in my head without a bee rummaging through its petals! Just as the bees…

  • Narrow-leaved purple coneflower in bloom

    Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia

    $15.00$49.00

    Narrow-leaved purple coneflower is the only purple coneflower native to Minnesota. It is seldom found in the nursery trade, unlike the eastern coneflower and pale purple coneflower. Narrow-leaved purple coneflower is a showy resident of dry sandy prairies. It begins blooming in late June and attracts many different types of pollinators. It grows from a…

  • SOLD OUT! Downy phlox in bloom

    Downy Phlox, Phlox pilosa

    $18.00

    Downy phlox, also called prairie phlox, is a colorful early-season beauty! Being one of the few flowers blooming this time of year and owing to its vibrant color, downy phlox really stands out. Collecting seed for this plant is tricky. Once ripe, the small capsules burst open and the seed disperses. It is also difficult…

  • Pasque flower in bloom

    Pasque Flower, Anemone patens

    $12.00$62.00

    Pasque Flower 2.5″ pot.

  • SOLD OUT! Hoary Puccoon growing in a ditch

    Hoary Puccoon, Lithospermum canescens

    $28.00

    Hoary Puccoon is a bright addition to spring prairies. Its lively yellow/orange flowers are a treat to find during a season when most vegetation is only just beginning to green up. It is among a handful of indicator plants that are used to determine if an area is likely to be a remnant prairie or…

  • Blanket flower in bloom

    Blanket Flower, Gaillardia aristata

    $15.00

    Unlike the short-lived, fat, red, blanket flowers that you might find at your local garden center, gaillardia aristata is a true Minnesota native! Principally a northwestern inhabitant of the mixed grass prairies, it is a fantastic garden flower due to its bright showy flowers and exceptionally long bloom time. This species is declining in Minnesota…

  • prairie smoke waving in the breeze

    Prairie Smoke, Geum triflorum

    $15.00$49.00

    Among the most whimsical of all prairie flowers, prairie smoke is an important early blooming resident of dry prairie environments. Often found on rocky hillsides, its flowers first emerge like the sleeping heads of a red dragon. Bumblebees are the only pollinators strong enough to cross pollenate prairie smoke, but once their work is done,…

  • SOLD OUT! close up of an elegant prairie Larkspur

    Carolina Larkspur, Delphinium carolinianum

    $15.00

    A very uncommon plant to find in west central Minnesota. I know of only a couple sites that it grows. Carolina Larkspur is a striking plant to discover in the wild. It can stand up to four feet tall and is graced with lovely white flowers along its entire length. It prefers dry, sandy conditions…

  • Dotted blazing star in bloom

    Dotted Blazing Star, Liatris punctata

    $15.00

    Dotted blazing star is one of five different species of liatris that is native to Minnesota, along with meadow blazing star, prairie blazing star, rough blazing star, and cylindric blazing star. Of the five, it is found in the driest habitats. As such, it is also a relatively short statured plant, growing only to about…