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The flowering spike of the Yucca whipplei, a chaparral native

The flowering spike of the Yucca whipplei, a chaparral native

Plant Wildflowers  If you want a look that is easy to maintain yet still pretty, plant wildflowers in a flower bed. You won't have to worry about making the area look perfectly landscaped, but you will still have a flower bed that is lovely and didn't take much work. Seeds work well, or you can go with cheap plants. Make sure to see if the plants are annuals or bi-annuals so you will know when to expect them to die off.

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PREV  6/16  NEXT  Lewisia  One of the Northwest's most beautiful wildflowers, lewisia bears charming pink, red, and white flowers in spring and summer. Their evergreen foliage is a great winter accent, too.  Tip: Lewisia needs excellent drainage and does well in rock gardens.  Name: Lewisia cotyledon  Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 1 foot tall  Zones: 6-8

15 Top Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

One of the Northwest's most beautiful wildflowers, Lewisia bears charming pink, red, and white flowers in spring and summer. Their evergreen foliage is a great winter accent, too. Tip: Lewisia needs excellent drainage and does well in rock gardens.

Another Florida Native Plant...love this...got to get me some....Muhlenbergia capillaris  hairgrass, muhly grass  Poaceae (Gramineae)

Another Florida Native Plant.Muhlenbergia capillaris hairgrass, muhly grass Poaceae (Gramineae) More

Prairie Smoke, Geum triflorum wildflower found from  British Columbia and  Ontario south to Iowa and Illinois.

Geum triflorum, (three-flowered avens, Old Man's Whiskers, or Prairie Smoke) is a spring perennial herbaceous plant of North America from northern Canada to California and east to New York.

Wildflower Directory from University of Illinois Extension

Wildflower Directory from University of Illinois Extension - good reference for what grows from those mixed wildflower seed packets.

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflower and Native Plants, California (photo via californianativeflora.com, from the 2010 Theodore Native Plant Garden Tour)

March - One of fifty stunning gardens on the 2010 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour.

Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush, common in Texas in the spring.  Colorful additions to the pasture!

Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush, common in Texas in the spring. Colorful additions to the pasture! ---- is funny cause we came from Wyoming where their state flower is the Indian brush!

Cool looking plant (Banksia)

A wide variety of plants will be available at the Arboretum Fall Plant Sale, including Australian banksias and other members of the protea family, as well as native succulents such as Dudleya viscida.

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