Here's is a really bad pic of a native Wild Hyacinth . Will try another later ,
And; some wild white violets
blooming Hyacinth .
The wild hyacinth looks very pretty. Looking forward to more photos.
I didn't know there were native Hyacinths. They're beautiful. Thanks for the photos, Juhur!
I am going to try and save seeds from the largest one this year , thing is though , takes a year or more for them to germinate and about 4-5 years to bloom . about another two-four years to maturity .. long , time , slow to do . plant .
Looks good when you have dozens though , a lily of the valley kind of look ..
Thank you Muddy 1 , took me a while to learn that they existed also .
Thanks. Sounds like something I'd like to look into.
Juhur, where did you find it? Sounds like it took a lot of patience to grow.
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Seeds and plants can be purchased from PrairieMoon.com. Plants are currently out of stock, seeds $2 per pack.
CatMint) I bought the plants From Prairie Moon Nursery in 2003 , Two of them still have not ever bloomed , However every year I get a few more ,
I have not done much with them until last year, this year three or four of them bloomed .
I can bag a few for seeds ( i can share a couple small plants and a few seeds if you want ) only a few weeks to make sure the plants are not going to bloom and the seeds of course are just beginning to pod nicely ..
Good to know about Prairie Moon--thanks! :-)
Have been checking out the site and love it!
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Yes it is nice shop for Natives , if not the very Best ..
I got those for Butterflies back then , I believe the Mourning Cloak that come early some years like the Hyacinth and another they host (I don't remember which one )
A stand of a few Dozen like in the files would be really nice .. some day I will get there .lol
Thanks for the tip about Prairie Moon! I just bought seed packets for 11 different plants!! :-)
I have a few from them , Your welcome , I started to say that last night only snoozed off somewhere.
I lost my Salix discolor when a ground hog ate the main root .???
My natives are few , as far as perennial , Lupine , milkweed, and the Hyacinth are about it really . I do have a maximillion sunflower and cutleaf coneflowers though also , they try to over run everything. most are weeds ,, not considered flowers ,
Weeds/flowers--all in the eyes of the beholder! I've decided I like the diversity of plant life growing in my lawn! ;-) However, there are a few invasive plants that keep trying to pop up into my garden beds, and I do weed those out. What I really wish is that I had a big meadow--like Muddy and Greenthumb both have nice woodsy areas, I wish I had a nice meadow area LOL--and I would sow a diversity of wildflower seed and see what comes up! :-)
Right now, about a third of my plants are natives. Hopefully these 11 seed packs will nudge the percentage up slightly! :-)
Yes I' have started more than one argument with my weed comment ,, But the I do several for Butterflies Nettles (2) also tea (1) found some obvata ragwort seeds , I will try to grow , Have sow thistle and three real thistles , fleabane ,
As said several considered weeds , even Burdock another of me tea plants is aggressive .
When I keep up with these though I feel better ..
(Juhur, I wrote this before I read your last post. )
I keep thinking of what Ralph Waldo Emerson said: "A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.".
Take fleabanes, which apparently are invasive weeds in some areas.
I collected seeds from the blue-flowered fleabane in the first photo as someone was yanking them out of a yard (yes, he did think I was strange : ). I found the white-flowered fleabane growing in someone's yard as well. I think they're pretty. They really don't look so different from some of the Asters for sale at garden centers.
I sowed seeds from the first in the forest along the creek; I haven't decided what to do with the second one. It might stay in my yard.
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Their also a host for a few getting rare Butterflies , Like Northern Metalmark .
I had a few near here until construction destroyed their habitat , I am going to see if any are still around , Fleabane (white philadelphicus) Golden Groundseal (packera obvata ) . their host ..
Black mustard . I get lots of cabbage white (considered a garden pest )
Stinging Nettle Red Admiral . neither native , ?
Alfalfa (orange sulpher )
Snapdragons (buckeye ) get lots of these , others are getting rare here ,
except the Black Swallowtail I get lots of those ,, Queen anne's lace or Ammi ,,
Their wild host , but their always on the Fennel , dill , parsley . The reason their considered pests ,, the eat the whole garden !
Thanks for that tip; I didn't realize that. You know a lot about host plants.