SUN

common yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Part-Shade to Sun

Sandy loams, well-drained

Medium-Wet to Dry

White, Light Pink

May to September

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

indigobush

Amorpha fruticosa

Part-Sun to Sun

Sandy or loamy, well-drained

Medium-Wet to Dry

Purple

May to June

Source: Sun, sandy loam, rocky

crested pricklypoppy

Argemone polyanthemos

Sun

Poor, well-drained, gravelly

Medium-Wet to Dry

White

June to August

Source: Sun, sandy

wooly milkweed

Asclepias lanuginosa

Part-Sun to Sun

Poor, sandy, well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

Green

Mid-May to Early June

Source: Part sun, rocky, eroded

butterfly milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Part-Sun to Sun

Poor or sandy, well-drained

Medium to Dry

Orange

June to July

Source: Sun, mesic, rich

spider milkweed

Asclepias viridis

Sun

Sandy loams, well drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

Cream, Green

Late-May to Early-June

Source: Sun, sandy loam

white indigo

Baptisia alba

Part-Sun to Sun

Average, well-drained

Medium-Wet to Dry

White

Mid- to Late-June

Source: Sun, loam, well-drained

purple poppy mallow

Callirhoe involucrata

Sun

Average, well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

Dark Pink

May to July

Source: Sun, clay loam

prairie redroot

Ceanothus herbaceus

Sun

Sandy to loamy, well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

White

May

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

yellow-spine thistle

Cirsium ochrocentrum

Sun

Average to sandy, gravelly

Medium-Dry to Dry

Pink

late June to mid-August

Source: N/A

roundhead prairie clover

Dalea multiflora

Part-Sun to Sun

Average, well-drained

Medium to Dry

White

July to Early August

Source: N/A

prairie larkspur

Delphinium virescens

Sun

Average to poor, well-drained, sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

White

Early June

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

tall boneset

Eupatorium altissimum

Part-Sun to Sun

Average to poor, sandy

Medium to Dry

White

August to September

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

rose vervain

Glandularia canadensis

Part-Shade to Sun

Average to poor, well-drained, sandy

Medium to Dry

Pink

Late May to September

Source: Part sun, sandy, average

rabbitfoot (bush-clover)

Lespedeza capitata

Part-Sun to Sun

Well-drained

Medium to Dry

Cream, Pink

Mid-August to Early September

Source: Sun, rich loam

prairie blazing star

Liatris pycnostachya

Sun

Well-drained, rich

Wet to Medium

Purple

Mid-July to Early August

Source: Sun, clay loam, mesic

fringed loostrife

Lysimachia ciliata

Shade to Sun

Loamy, fertile

Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry

Yellow

June to September

Source: Part shade, rich, loam

big-fruit evening primrose

Oenothera macrocarpa

Part-Sun to Sun

Average to poor, rocky, sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

Yellow

June to July

Source: Wabaunsee County, KS

timpsila (breadroot)

Pediomelum esculentum

Sun

Average, sandy, well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

Lavender

Mid-May to Early June

Source: Sun, poor, well-drained

shell-leaf penstemon

Penstemon grandiflorus

Part-Sun to Sun

Well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

Lavender

May

Source: Sun, poor, well-drained

redwhisker clammyweed

Polanisia dodecandra

Sun

Poor, sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

White, Red

June to September

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

Virginia mountain mint

Pycnathemum virginianum

Part-Shade to Sun

Well-drained

Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry

White

Late June to August

Source: Sun, rich, mesic

prairie petunia

Ruellia humilis

Part-Shade to Sun

Most soils

Medium to Dry

Lavender

Late June to September

Source: Well-drained, sunny

rosinweed

Silphium integrifolium

Sun

Average, well-drained

Medium to Dry

Yellow

July to August

Source: Sun, sandy loam

prairie blue-eyed grass

Sisyrihchium campestre

Part-Sun to Sun

Loam to sandy, rocky

Medium-Dry to Dry

White, Light Blue

Early May to Early June

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

stiff goldenrod

Solidago rigida var. rigida

Part-Sun to Sun

Most soils

Medium to Dry

Yelow

Late September to October

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Sun

well-drained clay to sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

Purple

September to October

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

late horse gentian

Triosteum perfoliatum

Shade to Sun

Rich, loamy to rocky

Medium to Medium-Dry

Red

May to June

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

western ironweed

Vernonia baldwinii

Sun

Most soils

Medium-Dry

Purple

June to August

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

yucca

Yucca glauca

Sun

Average, sandy, rocky, clay tolerant

Medium to Dry

White

May

Source: Sun, rocky

showy prairie onion

Allium canadense var. lavendulare

Sun

Most soils

Medium to Dry

White, Light Pink, Lavender

April-May

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

candle anemone

Anemone cylindrica

Sun

Average to sandy, well-drained

Medium to Dry

White

June to July

Source: Sun, rocky loam, well-drained

pale indian plantain

Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

Part-Shade to Sun

Rich to average, sandy

Medium to Dry

White

July to August

Source: Well-drained, sandy loam

sullivant's milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii

Sun

Average, loamy

Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry

Pink

June to July

Source: Sun, sandy loam

whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Part-Shade to Sun

Sandy loams, well-drained

Medium to Dry

White

Late June to Early August

Source: Sun, well drained, gravel

canada milkvetch

Astragalus canadensis

Sun

Most soils

Medium to Medium-Dry

Yellow

May to June

Source: Sun, clay loam

bracted indigo

Baptisia bracteata

Part-Sun to Sun

Average to poor, well-drained

Medium to Dry

Cream

Mid- to Late-May

Source: Sun, sandy loam

dwarf indian paintbrush

Castilleja sessiliflora

Sun

Average to poor

Medium-Dry to Dry

Cream

May

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

tall thistle

Cirsium altissimum

Part-Shade to Sun

Average to rich

Medium to Medium-Dry

Purple

Late July to September

Source: Part sun, loam, well-drained

wavy-leaf thistle

Cirsium undulatum

Sun

Average to sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

Light Purple

Mid-June to Early July

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

purple prairie clover

Dalea purpurea

Part-Sun to Sun

Average, well-drained

Medium to Dry

Purple

July to Early August

Source: Sun, mesic, clay loam

pale purple coneflower

Echinacea angustifolia

Sun

Well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

Pink

Mid-June to Mid-July

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

common boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Part-Sun to Sun

Rich

Wet to Medium-Wet

White

August to September

Source: N/A

ashy sunflower

Helianthus mollis

Part-Sun to Sun

Poor to average, sandy, rocky, clay tolerant

Medium-Dry to Dry

Yellow

Early August to September

Source: Sun, sandy, average

rough blazing star

Liatris aspera

Sun

Well-drained

Medium to Dry

Purple

Mid-August to September

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

scaly blazing star

Liatris squarrosa var. hirsuta

Sun

Well-drained

Medium to Dry

Purple

Mid- to Late-July

Source: Sun, sandy loam

beebalm

Monarda fistulosa

Part-Sun to Sun

Most soils

Medium-Wet to Dry

Lavender

June to September

Source: Part sun, rich, loam

marbleseed

Onosmodium molle

Part-Sun to Sun

Average to poor, rocky, sandy

Medium to Dry

White

June to Early July

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

showy penstemon

Penstemon cobaea

Sun

Well-drained, sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

White, Purple

Late May to Mid-June

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

trumpet penstemon

Penstemon tubaeflorus

Part-Sun to Sun

Well-drained

Medium to Medium-Dry

White

Early to Late June

Source: Sun, rich, mesic

heal-all

Prunella vulgaris

Shade to Sun

Well-drained

Wet to Medium-Dry

Purple

June to July

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

upright prairie coneflower

Ratibida columnifera

Part-Sun to Sun

Average, intolerant of clay

Medium to Dry

Yellow

July to August

Source: Sun, sandy

pitcher sage

Salvia azurea

Sun

Average, sandy, well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

Blue

August to October

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

compass plant

Silphium laciniatum

Sun

Average

Medium to Dry

Yellow

Late June to Early August

Source: Sun, sandy loam

velvet-leaf goldenrod

Solidago mollis

Sun

Heavy to sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

Yellow

Late August to September

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

showy-wand goldenrod

Solidago speciosa var rigidiuscula

Part-Sun to Sun

Average to poor, well-drained

Medium to Dry

Yellow

Late September to October

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

american germander

Teucrium canadense

Part-Shade to Sun

Fertile

Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry

White, Pink

Mid-June to August

Source: Part shade, fertile loam

blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Part-Sun to Sun

Rich loam to wet muck

Wet to Medium

Blue

Late August to October

Source: Sun, standing water

culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Part-Shade to Sun

Average, well-drained

Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry

White, Light Pink

June to August

Source: X

golden alexander's

Zizia aurea

Part-Shade to Sun

Loamy, sandy tolerant

Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry

Yellow

Mid-May to Mid-June

Source: Sun, mesic, rich

leadplant

Amorpha canescens

Sun

Loam to poor, well-drained

Medium to Dry

Purple

Mid-June to July

Source: Sun, loam, well-drained

tall anemone

Anemone virginiana

Part-Shade to Sun

Average to sandy, well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

White

July

Source: Part sun, gravelly loam

prairie indian plantain

Arnoglossum plantagineum

Sun

Rich to average

Medium-Wet to Medium

White

June to July

Source: Sun, loam, well-drained

common milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Part-Sun to Sun

Well-drained

Medium-Wet to Dry

Pink

Late June to August

Source: Sun, sandy

green milkweed

Asclepias viridiflora

Sun

Poor or sandy, well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

Green

June

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

buffalo pea (groundplum)

Astragalus crassicarpus

Sun

Average to poor, sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

Purple

April to May

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

pink poppy mallow

Callirhoe alcaeoides

Sun

Sandy, well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

White, Light Pink

Late April to May

Source: N/A

new jersey tea

Ceanothus americanus

Part-Sun to Sun

Average to rich

Medium to Dry

White

June

Source: Sun, loam, well-drained

flodman thistle

Cirsium flodmanii

Sun

Well-drained

Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry

Purple

June to August

Source: Sun, sandy

white prairie clover

Dalea candida

Part-Sun to Sun

Average, well-drained

Medium to Dry

White

June to July

Source: Sun, mesic, sandy loam

silky prairie clover

Dalea villosa

Part-Sun to Sun

Sandy, well-drained

Dry

Light Pink

June to July

Source: N/A

rattlesnake master

Eryngium yuccifolium

Sun

Well-drained

Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry

White

July to August

Source: Shawnee County, KS

downy gentian

Gentiana puberulenta

Part-Sun to Sun

Average to poor, sandy

Medium to Dry

Blue

September to October

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

stiff sunflower

Helianthus pauciflorus

Part-Sun to Sun

Most soils

Medium to Dry

Yellow

Late August to September

Source: Sun, mesic, rich

dotted blazing star

Liatris punctata

Sun

Well-drained, sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

Purple

July to Mid-August

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

desert biscuitroot

Lomatium foeniculaceum

Sun

Poor, rocky, sandy, well-drained

Medium-Dry to Dry

Yellow

Late April to Early May

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

common evening primrose

Oenothera biennis

Part-Sun to Sun

Rocky, sandy

Medium to Dry

Yellow

August to September

Source: Sun, poor, gravel

eastern prickly pear

Opuntia humifusa

Part-Sun to Sun

Average to poor, rocky, sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

Yellow

June

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

tall white penstemon

Penstemon digitalis

Part-Sun to Sun

Well-drained, loamy

Medium to Medium-Dry

White

Late May to Early June

Source: Sun, poor, clay loam

prairie phlox (eczema weed)

Phlox pilosa

Part-Sun to Sun

Rich to sandy loam, clay loam tolerant

Medium-Wet to Dry

Bright Pink

Early to Late June

Source: Sun, average, mesic

rabbit tobacco

Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium

Sun

Well-drained, sandy

Medium-Dry to Dry

Cream

June to July

Source: Well-drained, sunny, alkaline soil

grey-headed coneflower

Ratibida pinnata

Part-Sun to Sun

Clay, sandy

Medium to Medium-Dry

Yellow

June to August

Source: Sun, poor, well-drained

Maryland senna

Senna marilandica

Part-Shade to Sun

Average, sandy loam, well-drained

Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry

Yellow

July

Source: Part sun, rich, mesic

cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Part-Shade to Sun

Average

Medium-Wet to Medium

Yellow

July to August

Source: Part sun, well-drained, rich

downy goldenrod

Solidago petiolaris

Part-Sun to Sun

Poor, rocky or sandy, tolerates clay

Medium-Dry to Dry

Yellow