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Black Snakeroot
Sanicula spp.
-attracts butterflies and other insects
-grows 4-6 ft. tall
-requires full to partial shade
-prefers rich, moist, well drained soils
-blooms from summer to fall
http://john.walker.name/photoblog/archives/flowers/BlackSnakeroot.jpg


Coralberry
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
-provides food and shelter for butterflies, birds and small mammals
-grows to 3 ft. in height
-prefers full sun to partial shade
-prefer moist, well drained soils
-flowers in mid summer
http://www.theeagle.com/homegarden/photos/021105coralberry.jpg


Downy Serviceberry
Amelanchier arborea
-provides food for birds and small mammals
-grows from 6-30 ft. tall
-prefers full sun to partial shade
-prefers rich, loamy soil, but will grow in most soils
-blooms mid spring
http://www.ontariowildflower.com/images/serviceberrytree.jpg


Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea
-provides food for larvae including the swallowtail butterfly
-grows 1-2 ft. tall
-prefers full sun to partial shade
-prefers rich, moist soil
-blooms from may to july
http://savetheprairiesociety.org/virtual/images/goldalexcluster.jpg


Indian Pink
Spigelia marilandica
-provides nectar for humming birds
-grows to about 2 ft. in height
-prefers full sun to light shade
-prefers rich, moist soil
-flowers in late spring
http://www.rubythroat.org/images/PinkIndian01.jpg


Purple Milkweed
Asclepias purpurascens
-attracts bees, butterflies and birds
-2-3 ft. in height
-prefers full sun to partial shade
-prefers sandy or loamy, well drained soils
-flowers in june and july
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/milkweedf4.jpg


Rattlesnake Master
Eryngium yuccifolium
-attracts honeybees and other insects
-grows 3-5 ft. tall
-prefers full sun
-prefers dry, sandy or loamy soils
-blooms from june to august
http://www.michiganaudubon.org/bakersanctuary/images/rattlesnake_master.jpg


Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus sericea
-provides food and shelter for butterflies, birds, and small mammals
-can grow 3-19 ft. tall
-prefers full sun to partial shade, but is shade tolerant
-prefers rich, moist soils, can grow in variety of soil types
-blooms in june, berries appear in july and august
http://bwca.cc/wildflowers/flowerimages/lorrainespictures/redosierdogwood.jpg


Sweet Cicely
Osmorhiza claytoni
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-grows 2-3 ft. high
-prefers full to partial shade
-prefers moist,
-flower from march to may
http://www.etsu.edu/biology/friendsofnature/Species/Wildflowers/Pictures/sweet%20cicely%20usda.jpg

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