Prairie and Wetland Forbs

Wildflower Prairie

Prairie and Wetland Flowers

Photo Type Species Genus Moisture Exposure Height 2″ 3″ 4″ Gal
Acorus calamus Sweet Flag w s 2–6 ft. X
Agastache foeniculum Anise Hyssop m,d s,ps 3–4 ft. X
Allium stellatum Prairie Onion m,d s,ps 1-2 ft. X
Anemone canadensis Canada Anemone m s,ps 1-2 ft. X
Anemone virginiana Thimbleweed m,d s,ps,sh 1-2 ft. X
Aquilegia canadensis Columbine m,d s,ps,sh 2-3 ft. X
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger m,d sh 6″ X
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed w,m s 3-4 ft. X
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed m,d s,ps 1.5-2 ft. X
Aster azureus Sky Blue Aster m,d s,ps 2-3.5 ft. X
Aster ericoides Heath Aster m,d s,ps 2-3.5 ft. X
Aster laevis Smooth Blue Aster m,d s,ps 1-3 ft. X
Aster macrophyllus Large-leaved Aster m,d ps,sh 1-2 ft. X
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster w,m s,ps 3-5 ft. X
Aster oblongifolius Aromatic Aster d s 1-2 ft. X
Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold w s,ps,sh 1-2 ft. X
Campanula rotundifolia Harebell d s,ps 1-2 ft. X
Chelone glabra Turtlehead w,m s 1-3 ft. X
Coreopsis palmata Prairie Tickseed m,d s,ps 1-2 ft. X
Dalea candida White Prairie Clover m,d s,ps 1-2 ft. X
Dalea purpurea Purple Prairie Clover m,d s,ps 1-2 ft. X
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower m,d s,ps 2-4 ft. X
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower m,d s,ps 3-4 ft. X
Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake Master m,d s 2-6 ft. X
Eupatorium maculatum Joe-Pye Weed w s,ps 3-6 ft. X
Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset w s,ps 2-4 ft. X
Gentiana andrewsii Bottle Gentian w,m s,ps 1-2 ft. X
Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium m,d s,ps,sh 1-2 ft. X
Geum triflorum Prairie Smoke m,d s,ps 0.5-1 ft. X
Helenium autumnale Sneezeweed w,m s,ps 2-5 ft. X
Heliopsis helianthoides Oxeye m,d s,ps 3-5 ft. X
Iris versicolor Blue Flag Iris w,m s,ps 1.5-3 ft. X
Liatris aspera Rough Blazing Star m,d s,ps 2-3 ft. X
Liatris ligulistylis Meadow Blazing Star m s,ps 1-3 ft. X
Liatris punctata Dotted Blazing Star d s,ps 0.5-2 ft. X
Liatris pycnostachya Prairie Blazing Star w,m s,ps 2-5 ft. X
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower w,m s,ps,sh 2-4 ft. X
Lobelia siphilitica Blue Lobelia w,m s,ps 1-3 ft. X
Mimulus ringens Monkey Flower w,m s,ps 1-3 ft. X
Monarda fistulosa Bergamot m,d s,ps 2-3.5 ft. X
Monarda punctata Horsemint d s,ps 0.5-3 ft. X
Penstemon digitalis Foxglove Beardtongue m,d s,ps,sh 3-4 ft. X
Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant w,m s,ps 2-4 ft. X
Polemonium reptans Jacob’s Ladder m s,ps,sh 0.5-1 ft. X
Pulsatilla patens Pasque Flower d s,ps 10″ X
Pycnanthemum virginianum Mountain Mint w,m s,ps 1-3 ft. X
Ratibida pinnata Gray-headed Coneflower w,m s,ps 3-5 ft. X
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan m,d s,ps 1-3 ft. X
Sisyrinchium campestre Blue-eyed Grass d s,ps 0.5-1 ft. X
Solidago flexicaulis Zig Zag Goldenrod m ps,sh 1-3 ft. X
Tradescantia virginiana Spiderwort m,d s,ps 1-3 ft. X
Verbena hastata Blue Vervain w,m s,ps 2-5 ft. X
Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain d s,ps 1-2 ft. X
Vernonia fasciculata Ironweed w,m s,ps 3-6 ft. X
Veronicastrum virginicum Culvers Root m s,ps 3-5 ft. X
Zizia aurea Golden Alexander m,d s,ps 1-3 ft. X