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16245 South Hwy. 71
Belton, MO 64012
Tel: (816) 331-9738
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Painted Prairie

Painted Prairie

Native prairie flowers are the those we most often think of as wildflowers. Add these flowers to any sunny, well-drained garden for a shot of color and reminder of the vast prairies that once covered most of the Midwest.

Prairies are broad landscapes made up of dozens of different species. The colorful wildflowers along with native grasses develop over hundreds of years to create a complex ecosystem of plants and animals.

Big Bluestem
Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardi
Ashy Sunflower
Ashy Sunflower
Helianthus mollis
Blue Wild Indigo
Blue Wild Indigo
Baptisia australis
Canada Wild Rye
Canada Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis
Blue Sage
Blue Sage
Salvia azurea
Butterfly Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa
Devil's Beggartick
Devil's Beggartick
Bidens frondosa
Glade Coneflower
Glade Coneflower
Echinacea simulata
Gray-head Coneflower
Gray-head Coneflower
Ratibida pinnata
Gray-head Coneflower
Gray-head Coneflower
Ratibida pinnata
Hairy Sunflower
Hairy Sunflower
Helianthus hirsutus
Indian Blanket
Indian Blanket
Gaillardia pulchella
Indian Grass
Indian Grass
Sorghastrum nutans
Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja coccinea
Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis lanceolata
Ironweed
Ironweed
Vernonia fasciculata
Missouri Black-eyed Susan
Missouri Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia missouriensis
Maximilian Sunflower
Maximilian Sunflower
Helianthus maximilianii
Prairie Blazing Star
Prairie Blazing Star
Liatris pycnostachya
Prairie Coreopsis
Prairie Coreopsis
Coreopsis palmata
Prairie Dock
Prairie Dock
Silphium terebinthinaceum
Prairie Dropseed
Prairie Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis
Purple Prairie Clover
Purple Prairie Clover
Dalea purpurea
Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
Pale Purple Coneflower
Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea pallida
White Wild Indigo
White Wild Indigo
Baptisia alba (leucantha)
Willow-leaved Sunflower
Willow-leaved Sunflower
Helianthus salicifolius
Yellow Coneflower
Yellow Coneflower
Echinacea paradoxa
Showy Goldenrod
Showy Goldenrod
Solidago speciosa
Riddell's Goldenrod
Riddell's Goldenrod
Solidago riddellii
Rattlesnake Master
Rattlesnake Master
Eryngium yuccifolium