Natives for sand/gravel beds

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Blackeyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta
-grows 2-3 ft. tall
-prefers full sun
-grow well in most moist soils
-flowers from june to august
http://www.signaturelandscapes.com/plants/plant_images/perennials_gc/blackeyed%20susan.jpg


Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium albidum
-grows 1-2 ft. in height
-prefers full sun
-prefers neutral to slightly acidic soil
-blooms from april to may
http://www.gardencrossings.com/_ccLib/image/plants/DETA-191.jpg


Coneflowers
Echinacea spp.
-grows 3-5 ft. tall
-prefers full sun
-prefers moist, neutral soils
-blooms in summer and fall
http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/aaps.news/2003-04_aaps_gardens/da.data/13437/Photo/coneflowers.jpg


Lead Plant
Amorpha canescens
-grows 2-3 ft. tall
-prefers full sun
-is very drought tolerant
-blooms in summer
http://www.co.washburn.wi.us/images/landwatercons/shrubs/lead-plant.jpg


Lupine
Lupinus perennis
-can grow up to 4 ft. in height
-prefers full sun to partial shade
-prefers moist, well drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils
-blooms late spring to early summer
http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/wilderness/wildflowers/lupine.jpg


Partridge Pea
Cassia fasciculata
-grows to be 3 ft. tall
-prefers partial shade, can grow in full sun
-tolerates a wide range of soils but does best in sandy soils, requires slightly acidic soils
-blooms late may to august
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/wildflowers/images/common%20names/partridge_pea_cassia.jpg


Prairie Smoke
Geum triflorum
-grows to 6 in. tall
-prefers full sun
-can grow in a wide range of soil types
-blooms from may to june
http://www.littlered.ecasd.k12.wi.us/naturearea/naturehome/plantpage/forbs/psmoke.jpg


Rough Blazing Star
Liatris aspera
-grow to 4 ft. in height
-prefers full sun
-prefers well drained, loamy soils
-blooms in late summer
http://www.grownative.org/image/plantlib/DETA-4.jpg


Showy Goldenrod
Solidago speciosa
-grows 1-3 ft. in height
-prefers full sun
-very adaptable to soil conditions
-flowers from august to september
http://www.chicagowilderness.org/images/photos/Showy-goldenrod.jpg


Side Oats Grama
Bouteloua curtipendula
-grows 1-3 ft. tall
-prefers full sun
-tolerates alkaline soils, can grow in a wide range of soils
-blooms from july thru september
http://people.uis.edu/braeb1/uisprairieproject/images/sideoats.jpg


Smooth Aster
Aster laevis
-grow 2-4 ft. in height
-prefers full sun
-grows well in any well drained soils
-blooms from august to october
http://www.dyckarboretum.org/image/lib/plants/DETA-163.jpg


Stiff Goldenrod
Solidago rigida
-attracts birds and butterflies
-grow 3-5 ft. tall
-prefers full sun
-will grow well in any well drained soil
-blooms from august to september
http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/herbarium/Vascular_plants/solidago/solrig_aspect_01.jpg


Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa
-grow 2-3 ft. in height
-prefers full sun
-prefers well drained, neutral soil
-flowers from july to august
http://www.rowesanctuary.org/wild%20bergamot%20stand%203.JPG

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