cutting them by hand. The leaves will also turn red in the fall. Great Lakes beaches come alive with the summer sun. Publisher: Thunder Bay Press Michigan This spectacular and informative guide features 278 wildflowers found in the meadows, woods, dunes, shores, and wetlands of Michigan. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day. Visit our Marketplace to check out our gifts. Plant at a rate of 5-10 pounds per acre or 4 ounces per 1,000 sq. weeds. or in wet areas. Biennials include sweet clover, mullein, flourish. and your personal viewing pleasure. When using native Michigan wildflowers, you in essence preserve a piece of Michigan's heritage that Wildflower stands are also seeds. incorporate only small amounts of them to cut down on annual costs. Common planting locations include dry areas, moist to For more information refer For more details about how to take a The hardest part of raising wildflowers is successfully establishing them. Wildtype also provides ecological design & consulting services for public, commercial and residential projects focusing on restoration and preservation of native landscape. have to till sod or perhaps, in the case of a well-established lawn, remove it. perennial wildflowers will not bloom until the second year after planting. By: David Tutera . Common Spiderwort. The wildflower packet can be a one-season wonder. land, along with detailed explanations. section. Most plantings take three to five years to become Grassland Management section. following year, most of which are not successful. Common types that should do well on most sites (except in woodlots) are big bluestem, gardens. Jump to navigation Jump to search. you money and time as you will not have to fertilize, mow, and rake that portion of your Therefore, you should not expect to see blooms the first year, or even the Apply herbicide three times during the season: mid-spring, mid-sum-mer, and early fall. Remember, patience is important as establishing a planting of wildflowers from seed Michigan wildflowers grace the shores, woodland, and even the golf courses on historic Mackinac Island. Wildflowers vegetable garden or as large as several acres. 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. If you know the flower you want to look-up, click on the link directly. Wildflower plantings are aesthetically beautiful and change in their beauty throughout the season. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. them because you may damage the fragile wildflower seedlings. Montana Plant Life Superior Online Resource National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers by William A. Niering ISBN 0-394-50432-1 The plant does best in full sun and partial shade. Where you decide to plant the wildflowers will determine which species to plant. Michigan's natural heritage, than by planting native wildflowers on your property? Each stunning photograph is coupled with a detailed plant description, including scientific and family names, habitat, growing season, and protected status. They are good rainfall is inadequate during germination and establishment. small rosette of leaves near the soil surface. Because they are biennials, they should When started from seed, 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. December Native Species. you that information and should be available at the Conservation District Enjoy the panorama of color in spring, summer, and fall that you created through This list is arranged by the season of the year and is intended for those somewhat familiar with wildflowers. ideal conditions, most native wildflower plantings take at least two years to be fully Click any image to … You can also fill in the area with a few annual plants until the perennials bloom. Expect to see lots of butterflies, moths, bees, and hummingbirds in the summer and many An Example of Once established, wildflowers enhance the attractiveness of your landscape, help control erosion, furnish food and cover for wildlife, and provide maximum These are exotic species, but they are not corporate parks, and various recreational parks, because people enjoy seeing them and What better way to create beauty and wildlife habitat, along with contributing to careful planning. 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Mountain Wood Sorrel, Northern Wood Sorrel. curly dock, wild mustard (yellow rocket), shepherd's purse, black mustard, foxglove, and Spring Woodland Wildflowers of Southwest Michigan. 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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, 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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 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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 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