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"Goldfinch on Ironweed" (by artist Larry Zack

Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot). Native all over! provides the taste in Earl Gray, great smell, attractive to birds, bees.

Verbena hastata

New Jersey Tea- Ceonirhus Americans is a stunning native shrub. You can grow this beauty from seed. Used as a substitute tea as a result of Boston Tea party! Http://

Maximilian Sunflower - a stunning late summer beauty.

Wild Geranium - Shade, May-June

Liatris aspera - a fall blooming blazingstar is an important food source for fall pollinators including monarchs. #monarchs #milkweed #wildflowers

Pale Purple Coneflowers ; Echinacea pallidaa love full sun or part shade and grow beautifully in clay or loam. #wildflowers #tamingwildflowers

Lead Plant - a low growing native shrub glows with purple and gold specked blooms. #wildflowers #native plants #garden #summer #wildflowerfarm

Mid-summer wildflowers galore! Pale Purple Coneflowers, Black eyed susans, Wild Quinine #wildflowers #coneflowers #garden

Ozark Coneflower from Wildflower Farm Echinacea paradoxa

Joe-Pye-Weed, Eupatorium, is not a weed, but is pretty with its purple flower clusters in August- Sept and makes a better butterfly plant than the Butterflybush from China.

Geum Triflorum, Prairie Smoke

Harebell in containers! Campanula rotundifolia. Blooms for weeks!

Yellow Wild Indigo! Baptisia sphaerosephalon; Glorious yellow spikes make cool brown bead pods later in the summer.

Penstemon hirsutus; Hairy penstemon; SO Pretty in Pink!!! loves sandy soil and full sun.....

Spiderwort! Tradescantia ohiensis. Late spring beauty in the garden; tastes like Cucumber!!! full sun or part shade; sand, loam or clay

Wild Geranium in woodland Wildflower Farm garden. So lovely.

echinacea.liatris and more...

Originally found growing wild in the American prairie, Liatris, or blazing star, is now a top pick for hot, sunny gardens:

You Belong Among the Wildflowers 8.5x11 ink drawing, card-stock print via Etsy