OENOTHERA PILOSELLA | Prairie Sundrops
Product Description: Prairie Sundrops are bushy plants that have flower clusters or hairy buds atop hairy stems. Flowers are bright yellow, 2″ wide and have four large petals, large showy stamens, and fine white or transparent lines that radiate outward from the center of the flower.
Sun Exposure: Prairie, Savanna; Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Dry Mesic; Bloom Time: Summer, Fall; Bloom Color: Yellow; Max Height: 2 Feet.
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Posted in Native Grasses, Native Plant and Seed Nursery, Native Plants, Native Prairies, native wildflowers, Perennial Plants, Prairie Plants, Wildflowers and Native Grasses
Tagged Bushy Plants, Large Plants, native seeds, native wildflowers, Oenothera Pilosella, Plant, Prairie Plants, Prairie Sundrops, Yellow Flowers, Yellow Wildflowers
Earthyman shows Ohio Spiderwort – Tradescantia ohioensis blooming at Ion Exchange native seed and plant nursery. Spiderwort blooms in June and may bloom again in the fall.
Slender, erect stems, often with a purple tinge. Flowers are blue to purple, occasionally white and appear in dense clusters at the tops of the stems. Leaves are long and quite like those of an Iris. Found in dry to mesic praires and savannas and along roadsides and railroads. Relatively common to all but the northwest portions of the Tallgrass biome.
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Tagged Earthyman, Native Seed, native seeds, native wildflowers, Nursery, Ohio Spiderwort, Plant Nursery, Purple Flowers, Spiderwort, Tallgrass, Tradescantia Ohioensis
Protect Our Prairies Act would limit taxpayer-funded incentives to destroy native grasslands
02-14-2013 // Aviva Glaser
Representatives Noem (R-SD) and Walz (D-MN) today introduced legislation to save America’s grasslands through a national sodsaver provision. The Protect Our Prairies Act, which has the support of eight bipartisan co-sponsors, is common-sense legislation that would reduce taxpayer-funded incentives to destroy vital grassland resources.
Aviva Glaser, Legislative Representative for Agriculture Policy at National Wildlife Federation, said today:
“America is at risk of losing one our most iconic ecosystems. Native prairies, along with the wildlife that are dependent upon them, are disappearing at an alarming rate. The Protect Our Prairies Act will help protect this vital resource by promoting management practices that conserve native grasslands.
“Without a national sodsaver provision, we will continue to see native prairie habitats converted to cropland, despite the fact that this vulnerable land is often marginal, highly erodible, or prone to flooding. It’s time we get rid of the perverse incentives that encourage farmers to destroy native prairie for marginal financial gain.
“With this legislation we can protect vital habitat for declining wildlife and save taxpayer dollars while ensuring that some the riskiest land for crop production is kept in grazing use. It is critical that the House Agriculture Committee include this national sodsaver provision in the 2013 Farm Bill.”
Link to The National Wildlife Federation
Posted in Farmland, Native Grasses, Native Prairies, Nature, Prairie Management, Prairie Plants, Prairie Restoration/Reconstruction, wildlife, Wildlife Gardening
Tagged 2013 Farm Bill, grassland, National Wildlife Federation, prairie, Protect Our Prairies Act, South Dakota, South Dakota State University, United States
It’s a tough time of year to be a wildflower photographer. The first spring flowers are still months away, and fall flowers are a distant memory. What’s a guy to do? Gotta make the best of things, I guess.
Here’s a shot from a few weeks ago when we still had snow on the ground.
A frosty rosinweed seed head in winter prairie. Aurora, Nebraska.
Many wildflowers lose the majority of their flower parts as winter sets in, making them relatively uninteresting to photograph. Rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium) is an exception; while this one has lost its seeds, it has retained much of its characteristic shape, making it easy to identify and fun to photograph.
The frost doesn’t hurt either.
Article from The Prairie Ecologist Website
Rosinweed In Full Bloom
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Tagged Asclepias, Astragalus canadensis, Aurora, Aurora Nebraska, close-up photo, Flower, frost, macro photography, Nature Conservancy, nature photo, Nebraska, rosinweed, Seed, seed head, Silphium integrifolium, winter
President’s Day Special
Get a jump start on your Spring Planting with our President’s Day Special. Contains 84 wildflower, prairie plants that will provide color throughout the seasons.
A special price for a special person.
The Package contains 7 each of the following species:
New England Aster
Sweet Black-eyed Susan
Pale Purple Coneflower
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Swamp Purplestem (Bidens Connata) consists of flowers with ray florets absent. Base of flower with a circle of leaflike, elongate bracts. Seeds (achenes) with two barbs. Leaves undivided, elongate, heavily toothed, occurring in opposite pairs along the stem. Plant 1 to 6 feet in height.
Sun Exposure: Prairie
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Bloom Time: Summer, Fall – August, September, October
Bloom Color: Yellow
Max Height: 4 Feet
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