Plant List

The following native Michigan species were planted in the Skyridge Wildlife Garden. They make up the plant-life occupants of the Rain Garden basin and the adjacent Wildlife Buffer hedge. Click on the name of the plant below to open an informational link for the species. Most links point to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Native Plant Database.

Black-eyed Susan – Rudbeckia hirta

Bluejacket, Spiderwort – Tradescantia ohiensis 

Butterfly weed – Asclepias tuberosa 

Downy sunflower – Helianthus mollis

Dwarf blazing star – Liatris cylindracea  

False boneset – Brickellia eupatorioides

Field pussytoes – Antennaria neglecta

Green milkweed – Asclepias viridiflora

Hairy beardtongue – Penstemon hirsutus

Heath Aster – Symphyotrichum ericoides

Highbush-cranberry – Viburnum opulus

Junegrass – Koeleria macrantha

Kalm’s St. Johnswort – Hypericum kalmianum

Lance-leaved coreopsis – Coreopsis lanceolata 

Leadplant – Amorpha canescens

Little bluestem – Schizachyrium scoparium

Obedient plant – Physostegia virginiana

Pale (purple) coneflower – Echinacea pallida

Field pussytoes – Antennaria neglecta

Small pussytoes – Antennaria howellii ssp.petaloidea

Prairie alumroot – Heuchera richardsonii

Prairie (Upland white) goldenrod – Oligoneuron album

Prairie phlox – Phlox pilosa

Prairie ragwort – Packera plattensis

Prairie smoke – Geum triflorum

Rough blazing star – Liatris aspera

Rough-leaved dogwood – Cornus drummondii

Sand milkweed – Asclepias arenaria

Savanna blazing star – Liatris scariosa

Showy goldenrod – Solidago speciosa

Sideoats grama – Bouteloua curtipendula

Silky dogwood – Cornus amomum

Sky blue aster  – Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

Smooth blue aster – Symphyotrichum laeve

Stiff goldenrod – Oligoneuron rigidum

Two-flower Cynthia – Krigia biflora

Western sunflower – Helianthus occidentalis

White wild indigo – Baptisia alba

Wholeleaf rosinweed – Silphium integrifolium

Whorled milkweed – Asclepias verticullata

Wild bergamot  – Monarda fistulosa

Yellow coneflower  – Ratibida pinnata

 

First Planting Area – Planted June 21st

Butterfly Weed

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(photo by Derek Ramsey found on Wikimedia Commons)

Hairy Penstemon

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(photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Lance Leaved Coreopsis

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(photo by Trish Joseph)

Dwarf Blazing Star


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(photo by Chrumps found on Wikimedia Commons)

Second Planting Area – Partially Planted June 21st, Finished June 28th

Stiff Goldenrod

Stiff Goldenrod

(photo found on Google Images)

Common Milkweed

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(photo found on Wikimedia Commons)

Third Planting Area – Partially Planted June 21st, Finished June 28th


Stiff Goldenrod

(Zone 3 may have some Canada Goldenrod already in situ)

Fourth Planting Area- Planted July 5th


Whorled Milkweed

Lance-leaved Coreopsis

Prairie Alum Root

Prarie Phlox

Fifth Planting Area – Planted July 5th

Butterfly Weed

Smooth Blue Aster

Wild Bergamot

Yellow Coneflower

Prairie Ragwort

Sixth Planting Area – Partially planted July 5th

Rosin Weed

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