Because a wildflower stand does not require the same intensive Search Our Database: Enter any portion of the Scientific, Common Name, or both. Michigan's natural heritage, than by planting native wildflowers on your property? weeds. great deal of sunshine, at least eight hours per day, while many other species will These are exotic species, but they are not that go from seed to flower to seed within a single growing season. We also offer an online database of wildflowers that is organized by color and season. lawn. Wildflowers may be annuals, perennials, or biennials. Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Indian Turnip, Jack in the Pulpit, Jimsonweed, Jamestown Weed, Mad Apple, Moon Flower, Stinkwort, Thorn Apple, Devil's Trumpet, Sacred Datura, Sacred Thorn-apple, Indian Apple, Angel Trumpet, Hollow Joe Pye Weed, Trumpetweed, Tubular Thoroughwort, Hollow-stemmed Joe-pye-weed, Spotted Joe Pye Weed, Purple Boneset, Spotted Trumpetweed, Bachelor's Button, Bluebottle, Cornflower, Garden Cornflower, Ladies' Tresses, Northern Slender Lady's Tresses, Southern Slender Ladies' Tresses, Yellow Ladyslipper, Lesser Yellow Lady's Slipper, Greater Yellow Lady's Slipper, Small Flowered Yellow Lady's Slipper, Whiteflower Leafcup, White Bear's Foot, Smallflower Leafcup, Hairy Leafcup, Bear's Foot, Yellow Leafcup, Uvedalia, Western Virgin's Bower, Western Blue Virginsbower, Mountain Clematis, Purple Clematis, Purple Virgin's-bower, Virgin's Bower, Devil's Darning Needles, Old Man's Beard, Woodland Lettuce, Florida Blue Lettuce, False Lettuce, Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead, Obedience, Ontario Lobelia, Brook Lobelia, Bog Lobelia, Kalm's Lobelia, Purple Loosestrife, Rosy Strife, Kill Weed, American Lotus, Water Lotus, Water Chinquapin, Yellow Lotus, Northern Maidenhair, Five-Fingered Maidenhair Fern, False Solomon's Seal, Feathery False Lily of the Valley, Solomon's Plume, Starry False Solomon's Seal, Starry False Lily of the Valley, Starflower False Solomon's Seal Star-flowered Solomon's Plume, Pineapple Weed, Wild Chamomile, Rayless Chamomile, Disc Mayweed, Maryland Meadow Beauty, Pale Meadow Beauty, Smooth Meadow Parsnip, Woodland Meadow Parsnip, Yellow Meadow Parsnip, Purple Meadow Parsnip, Skunk Meadow Rue, Waxyleaf Meadowrue, Purple Meadow-rue, Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, Western Swamp Milkweed, Pink Milkweed, Eastern Swamp Milkweed, Drumheads, Crossleaf Milkwort, Candy Root, Blue Mistflower, Wild Ageratum, Mistflower, Rose Vervain, Rose Mock Vervain, Rose Verbena, Sweet William, Clump Verbena, Yellow Monkeyflower, Common Monkeyflower, Seep Monkeyflower, Sharpwing Monkey Flower, Winged Monkeyflower, Wild Potato Vine, Man of the Earth, Wild Sweet Potato, Bigroot Morning Glory, Small Red Morning Glory, Redstar, Starflower, Scarlet Morningglory, Ivyleaf Morning Glory, Entireleaf Morningglory, Small Morning Glory, Common Mullein, Great Mullein, Cowboy Toilet Paper, Flannel-plant, Carolina Horse Nettle, Bull Nettle, Devil's Tomato, Climbing Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade, Woody Nightshade, European Bittersweet, Fellenwort, Blue Nightshade, Three Bird Orchid, Threebirds, Nodding Pogonia, Nodding Ettercap, Glade Onion, Prairie Onion, Cliff Onion, Autumn Onion, Lady's Leek, Wild Onion, Nodding Wild Onion, Nodding Onion, Allegheny Onion, Sensitive Partridge Pea, Wild Sensitive Plant, Sensitive Pea, Partridgeberry, Partridge Berry, Sqaw Vine, Eyeberry, Perennial Pea, Sweet Pea, Everlasting Pea, Pearly Everlasting, Western Pearly Everlasting, Beefsteak Plant, Beefsteak Mint, Perilla Mint, Small Periwinkle, Common Periwinkle, Dwarf Periwinkle, Lesser Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle, Wild Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox, Sweet William, Louisiana Phlox, Cleft Phlox, Glade Phlox, Ten-point Phlox, Sand Phlox, Starry Cleft Phlox, Pickerelweed, Lanceleaf Pickerelweed, Heartleaf Pickerelweed, Pickerel Rush, Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa, Striped Wintergreen, Striped Prince's Pine, Striped Prince's Plume, Dragon's Tongue, Narrowleaf Plantain, English Plantain, Buckhorn, Lanceleaf Plantain, Ribwort, Buckhorn, Ribgrass, Virginia Plantain, Dwarf Plantain, Southern Plantain, Hoary Plantain, Paleseed Indianwheat, Chokecherry, Western Chokecherry, Black Chokecherry, Bristle Thistle, Musk Thistle, Nodding Thistle, Nodding Plumeless Thistle, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Rose Crested Orchid, Beard Flower, Sweet Crest Orchid, American Pokeweed, Pokeberry, Inkberry, Poke Sallet, Bowman's Root, False Ipecac, Fawn's Breath, Dropwort, Indian Hippo, Mexican Hat, Long-Headed Coneflower, Red Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Thimbleflower, Eastern Prickly Pear, Low Prickly Pear Cactus, Devil's Tongue, Indian Fig, Common Eastern Prickly Pear, Seedbox, Smooth Seedbox, Bushy Seedbox, Rattle-box, Square-pod Water-primrose, Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Great Ragweed, Buffalo Weed, Horseweed, Giant Ragweed, Tall Ambrosia, Common Ragweed, Annual Ragweed, Small Ragweed, Roman Wormwood, Downy Rattlesnake Plantain, Downy Rattlesnake Orchid, Adder's Violet, Net-leaf Plantain, Smooth Rockcress, Common Smooth Rock Cress, Dame's Rocket, Damask Violet, Night-scented Gilliflower, Queen's Gilliflower, Mother-of-the-evening, Summer Lilac, Prairie Rose, Climbing Rose, Climbing Prairie Rose, Climbing Wild Rose, Illinois Rose, Michigan Rose, Rose Pink, Bitterbloom, Square-stemmed Sabbatia, Rose Gentian, Swamp Rose Mallow, Crimsoneyed Rosemallow, Marshmallow, Woolly Rose Mallow, Hairy-fruited Hibiscus, Early Saxifrage, Virginia Saxifrage, Everlasting, Lungwort, Sweet Wilson, Allegheny Serviceberry, Smooth Serviceberry, Shooting Star, Prairie Pointers, Eastern Shooting Star, Pride of Ohio, Roosterheads, Showy Orchis, Showy Orchid, Purple-hooded Orchid, Gay Orchid, Purple Orchis, Two-leaved orchis, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Shrubby Five-finger, Golden Hardhack, Mountain Silverbell, Carolina Silverbell, 4-wing Silverbell, Small Skullcap, Dwarf Skullcap, Little Skullcap, Water Knotweed, Swamp Smartweed, Water Smartweed, Dotted Smartweed, Dotted Knotweed, Water Smartweed, Bitterweed, Bitter Sneezeweed, Yellowdicks, Purple-headed Sneezeweed, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Autumn Sneezeweed, Common Sneezeweed, False Sunflower, Staggerwort, Yellow Star, Eastern Teaberry, American Wintergreen, Checkerberry, Bouncing Bet, Common Soapwort, Crow Soap, Wild Sweet William, Soapweed, Bird's Eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell, Birdeye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell, Water Speedwell, Sessile Water-speedwell, Brook-pimpernell, Blue Water Speedwell, Northern Spicebush, Wild Allspice, Common Spicebush, Burningbush, Eastern Wahoo, Spindle Tree, Indian Arrow-Wood, White Meadowsweet, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Eastern Meadowsweet, Broadleaf Meadowsweet, Carolina Spring Beauty, Wide-leaved Spring Beauty, Virginia Spring Beauty, Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty, Flowering Spurge, Blooming Spurge, Emetic Root, Snow-on-the-Mountain, Mountain Snow Spurge, Spotted St. Johnswort, Black Dotted St. Johnswort, Woodland Stonecrop, Wild Stonecrop, Woods Stonecrop, Hoary Puccoon, Orange Puccoon, Indian Paint, Crane's Bill Geranium, Redstem Stork's Bill, Storksbill, Redstem Filaree, Heron's Bill, Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, Dwarf Sumac, Eastern Winged Sumac, Fragrant Sumac, Aromatic Sumac, Squawbush, Skunkbush, Lemon Sumac, Polecat Bush, Small Woodland Sunflower, Small-headed Sunflower, Thinleaf Sunflower, Ten-petal Sunflower, Forest Sunflower, Pale Sunflower, Jerusalem Artichoke, Jerusalem Sunflower, Sunchoke, Girasole, Dune Sunflower, Beach Sunflower, Cucumberleaf Sunflower, East Coast Dune Sunflower, Branching Sunflower, Common Sunflower, Kansas Sunflower, Mirasol, Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Common Melilot, Field Melilot, Cornilla Real, White Sweetclover, White Sweetclover, White Melilot, Honey-Clover, Bokhara Clover, Longstyle Sweetroot, Sweet Anise, Aniseroot, Common Tansy, Golden Buttons, Bitter Buttons, Cow Bitter, Garden Tansy, Late-Flowering Thoroughwort, Late-Flowering Boneset, Boneset, Common Boneset, Feverwort, Indian Sage, Wild Isaac, Nakedflower Ticktrefoil, Naked-Flowered Tick Trefoil, Naked-stemmed Tick Clover, Round-Leaved Tick Trefoil, Round-Leaved Trailing Tick-Trefoil, Prostrate Ticktrefoil, Dollarleaf, Butter-and-eggs, Common Toadflax, Yellow Toadflax, Wild Snapdragon, Jewelweed, Touch-me-not, Spotted jewelweed, Trailing Arbutus, Ground Laurel, Mayflower, Plymouth Mayflower, Bird's Foot Trefoil, Birdfoot Deervetch, Bloomfell, Cat's Clover, Crowtoes, Ground Honeysuckle, White Trillium, Nodding Wakerobin, Bent White Trillium, Bent Trillium, Drooping Trillium, Declined Trillium, Little Sweet Betsy, Purple Toadshade, Large Toadshade, Wedge-petal Trillium, Bloody Butcher, Large-Flowered Trillium, Great White Trillium, White Trillium, Painted Trillium, Painted Wakerobin, Painted Lady, Red Trillium, Stinking Benjamin, Red Wakerobin, Wet Dog Trillium, Purple Wakerobin, Trumpet Creeper, Cow Itch, Hell Vine, Devil's Shoestring, Narrowleaf Collomia, Tiny Trumpet, Narrow-leaf Mountain Trumpet, Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar, Tuliptree, Tulip Magnolia, Twinleaf, Helmet Pod, Ground Squirrel Pea, Venus' Looking Glass, Clasping Bellwort, Clasping Venus' Looking Glass, Roundleaved Triodanis, Crown Vetch, Purple Crown Vetch, Axseed, Hive Vine, Maple Leaved Viburnum, Mapleleaf Viburnum, Common Blue Violet, Confederate Violet, Dooryard Violet, Meadow Violet, Wood Violet, Early Blue Violet, Trilobed Violet, Lanceleaf Violet, Bog White Violet, Strapleaf Violet, Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed, Blue Devil, Blue Borage, Common Echium, Northern Bugleweed, Northern Water Horehound, Broad-leaf Waterleaf ; Bluntleaf Waterleaf, Maple-leaf Waterleaf, American White Water Lily, Fragrant Water Lily, White Water Lily, American Wintergreen, Round-leaved Pyrola, Rounded Shinleaf. maintenance as a lawn, you may want to plant anywhere you are simply tired of mowing. In order to receive this information you must remove soil from the area Michigan Wildflowers by Harry Lund ISBN 1-882376-56-0 Michigan Wildflowers by Helen V. Smith ISBN 0-877-37019-2 Missouri Flora Web Page A superior resource sorting the flowers by color. Most plantings take three to five years to become During the second year the plant grows a spindly plants with very few blooms. Therefore, it is essential that you determine the drainage and Avoid the temptation to pull Slender Yellow Woodsorrel, Southern Yellow Wood-sorrel, Dillen's Oxalis, Wild Yam, Yam Root, Colic Root, Whorled Wild Yam. While its flowers start out white, they turn to a deep-rose color as they age. for weeds that may cause serious problems, such as queen Anne’s lace and chickory. Visit our Marketplace to check out our gifts. ft. Fall Blooming perennial Wildflowers and Prairie Grasses continue to color the landscape. Expect to see lots of butterflies, moths, bees, and hummingbirds in the summer and many In combination with native perennial wildflowers, you may wish to plant native grasses. Michigan Wildflower Conference. US Wildflower's Database of Wildflowers for Michigan Click on thumbnail for larger version of image, scientific name for detail page. Be aware that sun-loving plants placed in shade will produce Enjoy the panorama of color in spring, summer, and fall that you created through little bluestem, Indiangrass and switchgrass. wildflower planting. have to till sod or perhaps, in the case of a well-established lawn, remove it. This is a list of plants that are native to the U.S. state of Michigan A. Anchusa officinalis, Common Bugloss; Asarum canadense ... Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States. Mackinac Island has a diverse variety of wildflowers that can be found from early spring to late fall. Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis).Harbinger of Spring (Erigenia bulbosa).Spring Cress (Cardamine bulbosa).Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica).Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis).Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata).Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum).Dutchman's Britches (Dicentra cucullaria). After that, Welcome! 18 beautiful wildflowers native to Michigan. they will bloom every year and you will not have to replace them as you do annuals. for many growing seasons, and keep their roots year-round. Containing 26 different wildflowers that thrive when planted in the Southeastern US, the Southeast Wildflower Seed Mix brings steady color to the landscape throughout the summer season. The hardest part of raising wildflowers is successfully establishing them. Common types that should do well on most sites (except in woodlots) are big bluestem, small rosette of leaves near the soil surface. perennial wildflowers will not bloom until the second year after planting. soil type of the area where the wildflowers will be planted. Wildflowers provide a fantastic opportunity for you and your family to enjoy Michigan's natural beauty of the changing seasons. But the reward is well worth the I also appreciate that the range within Michigan is listed. early attention, and most of all patience. flourish. For more details about how to take a Pictured above from left to right: butterfly weed, Canadian Anemone, and thistle. Grassland Management section. This is the first guide I go to when trying to identify wildflowers. Under However, you should expect a weed problem the first year. or not you have a large area or one or more small scattered areas, you can bring color, diversity, and wildlife to your Wildflower Plantings Placement. List of Michigan flowers. US Wildflower's Database of Blue Wildflowers for Michigan Click on thumbnail for larger version of image, scientific name for detail page. The Michigan Blend contains a variety of native wildflowers that are formulated specifically for growing in Michigan and midwestern climates. Talks cover a wide range of topics related to Michigan native plants and their habitats. Wildflowers Front Wildflowers Back. They always seem to show just the right amount of detail. spaces for wildflowers to grow as well as good nesting, rearing, and winter cover for or in wet areas. By Alyssa Kobylarek, MNA intern After a long, cold winter in Michigan, nothing is more refreshing and exciting than seeing the first buds of flowers peeking from the newly thawed ground. Use it as a check-list or to narrow your choices in the field guides. die off after the first two years and the planted wildflowers will then be able to What better way to create beauty and wildlife habitat, along with contributing to and your personal viewing pleasure. For small areas you may wish to use plants instead of Wildflower plantings are aesthetically beautiful and change in their beauty throughout the season. enjoyment with minimal care. fall. Early leaves are sometimes frost damaged which causes reddish spots in the center of the leaves. following year, most of which are not successful. well-suited to a number of locations. If possible, buy seed from plants actually grown in When winter's last gasps give way to spring, Michigan's waterfalls roar to life and the delicate pink and white buds of wildflowers brighten wooded hiking trails. portions of their large, high-maintenance lawns to plantings of wildflowers. aggressive and do not present threats to the success of native plants. that will feed on the pollen and nectar, the birds that will eat the seeds after bloom, Once established, wildflowers enhance the attractiveness of your landscape, help control erosion, furnish food and cover for wildlife, and provide maximum Tall Hairy Agrimony, Common Agrimony, Hooked Agrimony, Tall Hairy Grooveburr, Southern Agrimony, Harvest Lice, Swamp Agrimony, Small-flowered Agrimony, Black Medic, Black Hay, Hop Clover, Hop Medic, Yellow Trefoil, Blue Toadflax, Canada Toadflax, Oldfield Toadflax, Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Liverleaf, Liverwort, Common Arrowhead, Arrowleaf, Burhead, Wapato, Duck-potato, Broadleaf Arrowhead, Hairy White Oldfield Aster, Frost Aster, White Heath Aster, Downy Aster, Southern Barren Strawberry, Appalachian Barren Strawberry, Small-petaled Barren Strawberry, Foxglove Beardtongue, Tall White Beardtongue, Mississippi Penstemon, Smooth White Beardtongue, Talus slope Beardtongue, Rocky Mountain Bee Plant, Stinking Clover, Skunk Weed, Navajo Spinach, Beechdrops, Cancer Drops, Clapwort, Virginia Broomrape, Bearded Beggarticks, Tickseed Sunflower, Bur Marigold, Bluebell Bellflower, Bluebell, Harebell, Bluebell-of-Scotland, Blue Rain Flower, Heathbells, Witches Thimbles, Crimson Bee Balm, Scarlet Bergamot, Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea, Hairy Bittercress, Hoary Bittercress, Lamb's Cress, Spring Cress, Flickweed, Thimbleberry, Western Thimbleberry, Salmonberry, Mountain Sorrel, White Flowering Raspberry, Western Thimble Raspberry, Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel, Dense Blazing Star, Marsh Gayfeather, Spike Gayfeather, Wild Bleeding Heart, Eastern Bleeding Heart, Turkey Corn, Squirrel Corn, Wild turkey-pea, Turkey Corn, Colicweed, Ghost Corn, Lyre Flower, Blue-eyed Mary, Maiden Blue Eyed Mary, Smallflower Blue Eyed Mary, Blue Eyed Mary, Spring Blue-eyed Mary, Eastern Blue Eyed Mary, Innocence, Lady-by-the-Lake, Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Needletip Blue-eyed Grass, Michaux's Blue-eyed-Grass, Slender Blue-eyed Grass, Narrow-Leaved Blue-eyed-Grass, Blue-bead Lily, Yellow Corn Lily, Yellow Clintonia, Blue Hearts, American Bluehearts, Prairie Bluehearts, Plains Bluehearts, Venus' Pride, Large Bluet, Large Houstonia, Summer Bluet, Purple Bluet, One-flowered Broomrape ; One-flowered Cancer Root, Ghostpipe, Naked Broomrape, Black Cohosh, Black Bugbane, Black Baneberry, Black Snakeroot, Fairy Candle, Bur Cucumber, Oneseed Bur Cucumber; Star Cucumber, Small Burnet, Salad burnet, Garden burnet, Littleleaf Buttercup, Littleleaf Crowfoot, Buttonbush, Common Buttonbush, Button Ball, Riverbush, Honey-bells, Button Willow, White Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis, New Jersey Tea, Wild Snowball, Mountain Sweet, Redroot, Common Cinquefoil, Decumbent Five-finger, Old Field Cinquefoil, Low-Hop Clover, Field Clover, Large Hop Clover, Hop Trefoil, Southern Ground Cedar, Fan Clubmoss, Running Pine, Running Ground Cedar, Green-headed Coneflower, Cutleaf Coneflower, Golden Glow, Browneyed Susan, Thin-leaf Coneflower, Three-lobed Coneflower, Virginia Cottongrass, Tawny Cottongrass, Rusty Cotton Grass, American Cow Parsnip, Masterwort, American Hogweed, Common Cowparsnip, Cow Wheat, Narrowleaf Cow-Wheat, Appalachian Cow-Wheat, Stiff Cowbane, Pig-potato, Common Water-Dropwort, Tipularia, Cranefly Orchid, Crippled Cranefly Orchid, Common Daylily, Tawny Daylily, Orange Daylily, Purple Deadnettle, Red Deadnettle, Purple Archangel, Red-osier Dogwood, Western Dogwood, American Dogwood, Bunchberry, Bunchberry Dogwood, Dwarf Dogwood, Canadian Bunchberry, Dwarf Cornel, Creeping Dogwood, Two-flower Cynthia, Twoflower Dwarfdandelion, Orange Dwarf-dandelion, Common Elderberry, American Elderberry, American Black Elderberry, Red Elderberry, Red Elder, Rocky Mountain Elder, Scarlet Elderberry, Rattlesnake Master, Button Eryngo, Button Snakeroot, Yuccaleaf Eryngo, Common Evening Primrose, Evening Star, Sun Drop, Calypso Orchid, Fairy Slipper, Venus Slipper, Angel Slipper, Deer's Head Orchid, Nodding Mandarin, Spotted Mandarin, Spotted Fairybells, Fairy Wand, Devil's Bit, False Unicorn Root, Blazing Star, Grubroot, Squirrel Tail, Rattlesnake-root, Slender Gerardia, Slenderleaf False Foxglove, Indigobush, False Indigo Bush, Desert False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, Japanese Knotweed, Crimson Beauty, Mexican bamboo, Japanese Fleece Flower, Reynoutria, Trout Lily, Yellow Dogtooth Violet, Yellow Adder's Tongue, Yellow Trout-Lily, Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow Herb, Rosebay Willow Herb, Blooming Sally, False Nutsedge, Strawcolored Flatsedge, Strawcolor Nutgrass, False Pennyroyal, Fluxweed, Glade Bluecurls, Heartleaf Foamflower, False Miterwort, Coalwort, Coolwort, False Bitterroot, Fogfruit, Lanceleaf Fogfruit, Northern Fogfruit, Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Fringed Orchid, Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed Bog-orchid, Small Green Wood Orchid, Club-Spur Orchid, Green Rein Orchid, Wood Orchid, Small Woodland Orchid, Yellow Corydalis, Yellow Harlequin, Yellow Fumewort, Wild Geranium, Spotted geranium, Cranesbill, American Germander, Wood Sage, Canada Germander, Ground Ivy, Gill-over-the-ground, Haymaids, Creeping Charlie, Yellow Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant, Goatsbeard, Eastern Goatsbeard, Bride's Feathers, Tall Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Canada Goldenrod, Common Grass Pink, Bearded Pink, Swamp Pink, Tuberous Grass Pink, Meadow Gift, Smooth Carrionflower, Jacob's Ladder, Common Carrion-flower, Virginia Groundcherry, Ground Cherry, Lanceleaf Groundcherry, Hog Plum, Husk Tomato, Groundnut, Potato Bean, Indian Potato, Virginia Potato, Wild Bean, Wild Sweet Potato, Rattlesnake Weed, Rattlesnake Hawkweed, Veiny Hawkweed, Goat's Rue, Virginia Tephrosia, Catgut, Hoary-pea, Rabbit-pea, Wild Comfrey, Wild Hound's-tongue, Blue Houndstongue, Houndstongue, Hound's Tongue, Gypsyflower, Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, Scarlet Paintbrush, Painted Cup, Prairie Fire, Blackberry Lily, Leopard Flower, Leopard Lily, Yellow Flag Iris, Paleyellow Iris, Yellow Iris, Water Flag. 4. While color and height are "Annabelle" is the most common hydrangea variety in Michigan, and it blooms 12-inch clumps of flowers through late summer. Emerging in early spring, plants resemble small umbrellas on the forest floor. If buying a wildflower … Not sure what to gift a nature lover? Michigan Wildflowers. Mountain Wood Sorrel, Northern Wood Sorrel. Common Wildflowers of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This wildflower mix contains flowers native to or naturalized to Michigan. 1. However, you should The accompanying tables of perennial, native wildflowers should This map indicates the soil type and the percent slope of your You can do this as you take a well-deserved break from your previously Maximize your floral budget by choosing in-season blooms. Annual plants are those that go from seed to flower to seed within a single growing season. The spring and summer months are full of intense beauty and color when all of the wildflowers are in bloom, showing off their amazing… Michigan is a perennial. Plant at a rate of 5-10 pounds per acre or 4 ounces per 1,000 sq. This information is imperative to a successful Weed seeds lie in undisturbed soil, and you should expect some weeds to germinate seeds. The plant does best in full sun and partial shade. and take it to the extension office for analysis. When converting grass to wildflowers, you may You may want to consider locations that are difficult to mow on a regular basis, such as For supplements to your perennial garden and as colorful borders. Biennials include sweet clover, mullein, The leaves will also turn red in the fall. There is a *=Multiple images on detail page. more information see the chapters on Warm Season Grasses and Prairie Restoration in the Be sure to pick a location that you can water if ditches, around trees, near woodlots, tolerate partial shade. This spectacular and informative guide features 278 wildflowers found in the meadows, woods, dunes, shores, and wetlands of Michigan. wildlife. established firmly enough to reduce weedy competition. 3. However, to ensure success of your wildflowers, you can control them by spot Category Archives: Michigan Wildflowers Post navigation ... Flowering in the spring, its fruit ripens in the late summer, and then the plants die back for the season. you money and time as you will not have to fertilize, mow, and rake that portion of your Common Spiderwort. It's also protected, so buy … land, along with detailed explanations. careful planning. soil sample, refer to the chapter Knowing Because they are biennials, they should Apr 23, 2019 - Explore Tammy Burns's board "Michigan Wildflowers", followed by 158 people on Pinterest. Remember, patience is important as establishing a planting of wildflowers from seed Four Season Nursery ... We grow trees, shrubs, grasses, emergent wetland plants and wildflowers typical of southern Michigan woodlands, wetlands and prairies. The size of the wildflower An Example of (download Michigan Wildflower Viewing pdf) Many sites are near Kalamazoo.The brochure identifies the habitat and best season for each area. To open the database, click on the color category below to view a summary of flowers for each color category. Also, they help to increase the value of your land. Where you decide to plant the wildflowers will determine which species to plant. After the initial cost of establishment, these plantings will save wet areas, areas of moderate nutrition and moisture, and in or at the edges of woodlots. Many wildflower suppliers offer annual mixes for this purpose. best results, choose an area that is well-drained and that has a limited population of wildflower plantings for the first couple years. throughout the spring, summer, and fall for the butterflies, moths, bees, and hummingbirds work and the wait. All of the Michigan field guides by Stan Tekiela are excellent! corporate parks, and various recreational parks, because people enjoy seeing them and songbirds , such as goldfinches, in the Publisher: Thunder Bay Press Michigan This spectacular and informative guide features 278 wildflowers found in the meadows, woods, dunes, shores, and wetlands of Michigan. to the chapter on Wildflower Planting in this section. Michigan has a wide variety of native wildflowers that offer spectacular color and are well-suited to a number of locations. When started from seed, First-season growth produces a When using native Michigan wildflowers, you in essence preserve a piece of Michigan's heritage that curly dock, wild mustard (yellow rocket), shepherd's purse, black mustard, foxglove, and Beauty knows no season in Pure Michigan. you that information and should be available at the Conservation District treating with herbicides or For When well-established, a wildflower planting is a relatively low maintenance area when compared to a more traditional landscape. them because you may damage the fragile wildflower seedlings. Biennials need two years to complete their life cycle. will take three to five years. Wildflowers may be annuals , perennials , or biennials . droughty, infertile soils. However, some wildflowers will not grow well on very compacted, wet clay or extremely If the plant does not produce seeds or the seeds are not hardy in Michigan, that’s the end of those plants. Each year roots, Perennials, such as butterflyweed, tickseed, purple coneflower, and shasta daisy, live developed. *=Multiple images on detail page Search Our Database: Enter any portion of the Scientific, Common Name, or both. Michigan wildflowers grace the shores, woodland, and even the golf courses on historic Mackinac Island. If the area you have chosen is void of plants, chances are Some species require a Each stunning photograph is coupled with a detailed plant description, including scientific and family names, habitat, growing season, and protected status. Many of those seeds are going to be for annuals, which means they will be there one season. However, depending on soil and climate conditions, some wildflowers act as annuals or Converting an old field to wild flowers requires at least one full growing season to prepare the site. can perform a soil test to measure pH and gardens. 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