Kim and James' Reference Portfolio

Re-Wilding Project Seed and Plants List with Photos

 

FORBS

Nodding Pink Onion - Allium cernuum                                                            

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Height:        1'-2'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Pink

Spacing:       6"-1'

Root:            Bulb

 

Butterflyweed - Asclepias tuberosa

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant (habitat for pollinators)

Height:        2'-3'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul, Aug

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Color:           Orange

Spacing:       1'-18"

Root:            Taproot

 

Sky Blue Aster - Aster azureus

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Host Plant

Height:        2'-3'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep, Oct

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Blue

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Smooth Aster - Aster laevis

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Host Plant

Height:        2'-4'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep, Oct

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Blue

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

New England Aster - Aster novae-angliae

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        3'-6'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep, Oct

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Color:           Pink, Purple, Blue

Spacing:       1'-18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Canada Milk Vetch - Astragalus Canadensis

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Birds

Height:        2'-3'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Taproot

 

Blue False Indigo - Baptisia australis

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Host Plant

Height:        3'-5'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Color:           Blue

Spacing:       2'-3'

Root:            Taproot

 

White False Indigo - Baptisia lacteal

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Host Plant

Height:        3'-5'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           White

Spacing:       3'

Root:            Taproot

 

Pale Indian Plantain - Cacalia atriplicifolia

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Deer Resistant

Height:        5'-10'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           White, Cream

Spacing:       18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Wild Senna - Cassia hebecarpa

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist, Wet

Benefits:     Pollinators, Birds, Host Plant

Height:        4'-6'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       2'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Lanceleaf Coreopsis - Coreopsis lanceolate

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Deer Resistant

Height:        1'-2'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

White Prairie Clover - Dalea candida

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Birds, Host Plant

Height:        1'-2'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           White

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Taproot

 

Purple Prairie Clover - Dalea purpurea

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Birds, Host Plant

Height:        1'-2'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Purple

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Taproot

 

Shootingstar - Dodecatheon meadia

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Height:        1'-2'

Blooms:        May, Jun

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           White, Pink, Lavender

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Pale Purple Coneflower - Echinacea pallida

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Deer Resistant

Height:        3'-5'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Purple

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Taproot

 

Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Height:        3'-4'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Purple

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Rattlesnake Master - Eryngium yuccifolium

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        3'-5'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul, Aug

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           White

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Showy Sunflower - Helianthus laetiflorus

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay, Gravel

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds

Height:        3'-6'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Rhizome

 

Ox Eye Sunflower - Heliopsis helianthoides

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Host Plant

Height:        3'-6'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Roundhead Bushclover - Lespedeza capitate

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Gravel

Moisture:     Dry

Benefits:     Birds, Deer Resistant

Height:        3'-5'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           White

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Taproot

 

Prairie Blazingstar - Liatris pycnostachya

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        3'-5'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Pink, Purple

Spacing:       6"-1'

Root:            Corm

 

Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Host Plant

Height:        2'-5'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Lavender

Spacing:       2'

Root:            Rhizome

 

Wild Quinine - Parthenium integrifolium

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Height:        3'-5'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           White

Spacing:       18"

Root:            Taproot

 

Smooth Penstemon - Penstemon digitalis

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        2'-3'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           White

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Yellow Coneflower - Ratibida pinnata

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Birds

Height:        3'-6'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        1'-3'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Sweet Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Host Plant

Height:        4'-5'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep, Oct

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Brown Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia triloba

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Host Plant

Height:        2'-5'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Rosinweed- Silphium integrifolium

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Birds

Height:        2'-6'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       2'

Root:            Taproot

 

Compassplant - Silphium laciniatum

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds

Height:        3'-10'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       2'

Root:            Taproot

 

Prairie Dock - Silphium terebinthinaceum

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Birds

Height:        3'-10'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         4, 5, 6, 7

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       2'

Root:            Taproot

 

Ohio Goldenrod - Solidago ohioensis

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        3'-4'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep

Zones:         4, 5

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Stiff Goldenrod - Solidago rigida

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        3'-5'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       1'-18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Ohio Spiderwort - Tradescantia ohiensis

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators

Height:        2'-4'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Lavender, Blue

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Blue Vervain - Verbena hastate

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist, Wet

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        3'-6'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Lavender, Purple

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Culver's Root - Veronicastrum virginicum

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Host Plant

Height:        3'-6'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           White

Spacing:       18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Golden Alexanders - Zizia aurea

Light:           Partial, Shade

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist, Wet

Benefits:     Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        1'-2'

Blooms:        May, Jun, Jul

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Lavender Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum

Light:           Full Sun, Partial

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        1'-3'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Color:           Lavender, Purple

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Red Milkweed - Asclepias incarnate

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Moist, Wet

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        3'-5'

Blooms:        Jun, Jul

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Red, Pink

Spacing:       1'-18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Ironweed - Vernonia fasciculate

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        4'-6'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Color:           Red, Purple

Spacing:       18"

Root:            Fibrous

 

Golden Groundsel - Packera aurea

Light:           Full Sun, Partial, Shade

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Height:        1'-2'

Blooms:        May, Jun

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Yellow

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Rhizome

 

Purple Poppy Mallow - Callirhoe involucrate

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        6"-1'

Blooms:        May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Red, Pink, Purple

Spacing:       3'

Root:            Taproot      

 


GRASSES

Big Bluestem - Andropogon gerardii 

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Birds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        5'-8'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep, Oct

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Bronze

Spacing:       2'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Sideoats Grama - Bouteloua curtipendula

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Birds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        2'-3'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Straw

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

 

Canada Wild Rye - Elymus Canadensis

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Birds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        4'-5'

Blooms:        Jul, Aug

Zones:         2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Straw

Spacing:       1'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Little Bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry

Benefits:     Deer Resistant, Host Plant

Height:        2'-3'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep, Oct

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Color:           Bronze

Root:            Fibrous

 

Indiangrass - Sorghastrum nutans

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture:     Dry, Medium, Moist

Benefits:     Birds, Deer Resistant

Height:        5'-7'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Color:           Straw

Spacing:       2'

Root:            Fibrous

 

Prairie Dropseed -Sporobolus heterolepis

Light:           Full Sun

Soil:             Sand, Loam

Moisture:     Dry, Medium

Benefits:     Birds, Deer Resistant

Height:        2'-4'

Blooms:        Aug, Sep

Zones:         3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Color:           Straw

Spacing:       2'

Root:            Fibrous

 

 

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