Every Home Gardener Should Know
1. Dogtooth Violet (Erythronium americanum)
Generally standing no taller than 8 inches, they produce ½-inch to 1-inch long yellow blooms with swept-back petals resembling lilliputian lilies.
2. Dooryard Violet (Viola sororia)
One of the smallest wildflower types, growing to no more than 8 inches tall with heart-shaped leaves, this native violet unfortunately has no scent.
3. Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis crinita)
5. Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)
The plant’s foliage smells of vanilla and the plant requires a moist location, preferably in sweet rather than acidic soil.
6. New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
This tall wildflower stands between 3 and 7 feet high with turpentine-scented fuzzy leaves and 2-inch purple blooms appearing in late summer and autumn.
8. Prairie Gentian (Eustoma grandiflorum)
9. Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
10. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Yarrow grows from 1 to 3 feet high throughout much of North America. It is both deer- and drought-resistant but can be “staunchly” resistant to being contained as well.
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