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Perennial Flowers


Locoweed – Yellow

Yellow Locoweed (probably Oxytropis campestris or perhaps Oxytropis sericea) is a grey-green native legume with upright spikes of creamy yellow flowers in early summer. Can cause selenium poisoning if eaten by livestock. For best germination, scarify seed or seed outdoors in fall.

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Purple Prairie Clover

Purple Prairie Clover is a prairie species forming clumps of upright stems 1’—2′ tall. The small purple flowers are tightly bunched on a spike, starting to bloom at the bottom and working their way up. For best germination, scarify seeds or perhaps seed outdoors in fall.

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Fleabane Daisy

This Fleabane (either Erigeron glabellis or Erigeron philadelphicus) grows in large numbers in our ditches. It grows about 1′ tall and has an aster-like flower, pink with a yellow centre, at the end of each stem.

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Milkweed – Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed normally grows in wetlands in Missouri but seems quite happy in Saskatchewan gardens. The much-branched plants grow 3’—4′ tall with narrow leaves and flowers in tight umbels at the ends of the stems. Flowers are usually pink but this is a mix of pink- and white-flowered cultivars. The pods are attractive and split to release seeds which are carried away by the wind. All milkweeds provide food for Monarch butterflies.

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Yarrow – Common

Common Yarrow is an erect clump-forming plant about 1’—2′ tall with feathery leaves and white or pink flowers in flat-topped heads. It is native to the plains of North America and Eurasia.

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Wood Poppy

Wood Poppy has light green foliage and open bright yellow flowers borne over a long season. This short lived self-seeding perennial likes moist ground in semi-shade but will tolerate full sun.

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Physochlania Orientalis

Physochlania Orientalis is a low growing tuberous perennial in the nightshade family. It shows signs of growth in the second half of April and is in full bloom around May 1. For about two weeks the plants are covered with clusters of 1 cm purple-blue trumpet flowers. Used medicinally in Asia much like henbane. Germination takes place over several months.

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Inula Hirta

Inula Hirta is a small (30 cm- 45 cm) inula with golden yellow flowers. As it has a gently creeping rootstock it can be used as a well-behaved ground cover.

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Alumroot

Alumroot has coarse rounded basal leaves with small purplish flowers near the top of 30 cm flowering stalks. Wild gathered.

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Columbine – Western

Looks like Western Columbine. The clumps are robust, topped by bicoloured flowers – red on the outer parts and yellow in the centre. Jim harvested the seed in his son’s yard in Manitoba.

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Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s Mantle has large velvety pleated green leaves that hold drops of dew, and clusters of small chartreuse flowers. Seed is slow to germinate.

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Perennial Yellow Flax

Perennial Yellow Flax is a beautiful clump forming plant with a height between 8-12″. The plants have large leaves for a flax and are covered with 1″ cheerful bright yellow flowers for a long period.

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Sweet Rocket

Sweet Rocket is a biennial edible flower that readily self-seeds. Flowers are mostly pinks and whites and are known to give off a lovely scent in the evenings (Hesperis is greek and relates to the evening). Leaves can be used as greens in salads and more (for best flavour, pick leaves before the plant flowers). Other culinary and medicinal uses also possible.

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Lady’s Bedstraw

Lady’s (Yellow) Bedstraw is an English wildflower. On the prairies, our native bedstraws are white-flowered, but this one has many small bright yellow flowers. The plants are mat-forming with weak stems and narrow green leaves. It has been used to curdle milk and colour cheese, especially in Gloucestershire. It is also apparently used as a dye plant, the roots for a red colour, and the flowers for a yellow colour.

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Dianthus – Sand Pinks

Sand Pinks has white fringed fragrant flowers on grey-green foliage on compact mat-forming plants.

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Dianthus – Maiden Pink ‘Arctic Fire’

Arctic Fire has white flowers with a brilliant redish pink eye on typical dwarf deltoides plants.

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Perennial Blue Flax

Perennial Blue Flax has pale blue flowers most of the summer on slender erect plants. Commonly grows in ditches and on roadsides throughout the prairies. Wild gathered seed.

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Campanula – Spotted Bellflower

Spotted Bellflower is a vigorous 1-2′ tall bellflower with large tubular bells of creamy-white tinted pink and spotted inside with purple and red, often with bronze red stems. Makes a nice ground cover.

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Heart-Leaved Alexanders

Heart-Leaved Alexanders grows on the prairies and parklands. It has bright yellow flowers in a flat-topped cluster from early summer on and is upright and showy. Basal leaves are heart shaped; stem leaves are three-lobed. Probably best to fall seed in flats outdoors (for cold stratification) where there is good snow cover.

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Maximilian’s Sunflower

Maximilian’s Sunflower has stiff upright plants 2’-3’ tall with narrow leaves. Yellow flowers are a bit larger than the preceding species. Common on prairies and along roadsides. Wild gathered.

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Rhombic-Leaved Sunflower

Rhombic-Leaved Sunflower has stiff upright plants 1’-2’ tall with 1”-2” sunflowers with dark centers. Common on prairies and along roadsides. Wild gathered.

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Narrow Goldenrod

Narrow Goldenrod has narrow erect clusters of yellow flowers from the end of July on 1’-2’ plants. Common on the dry prairies. Wild gathered.

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American Hedysarum

American Hedysarum is about 2’ high with pinnate leaves, and pinkish pea flowers in long racemes. Common on the edge of woods throughout the prairies and parklands. Wild gathered.

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Geranium

Geranium is a sprawling perennial plant 1-2’ high with single flowers in pastel colours. Can be used as a ground cover in partial shade.

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Sedum Mix – Stonecrop

All sedums are succulent plants good for ground covers or in rock gardens. We harvested seed from a mixture of sedums. There should be yellow and pink flowered varieties, and some with green, blue-green, or variegated foliage.

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