FLOWERS

Sand Coreopsis - Coreopsis lanceolata

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CLUMP-FORMING PERENNIAL HERB. Short rhizomes. Flowers 1-2 inches in diameter bloom upright from April to June. Dark brown seeds. Grows easily from transplants. Said to be uncommon in Illinois. Look for this flower throughout the Sanctuary. 

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Rough Blazing Star - Liatris aspera

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PERENNIAL. 2-5 Ft. Green or dark red erect stem. Pink or purple flowers along the stem. Flowers bloom from top to bottom throughout the blooming season. Small colonies can develop from a mother plant. 

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Spiderwort - Tradescantia ohiensis

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HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL. 2-4 Ft. Tall. Central stem with grey or blue-green alternate leaves. Flowers open during the morning and close by the evening in sunny weather. They stay open longer on cloudy days. 

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Butterfly Weed - Asclepias tuberosa

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PERENNIAL HERB. Stems are hairy, erect, and grow in large clumps. Lanceolate, alternate leaves. Bright orange flowers with five petals at the end of branches. Fruits are hairy pods; seeds have long white hairs that are characteristic of the milkweed species. 

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Horsemint - Monarda punctata

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PERENNIAL WILDFLOWER. 1-3Ft. Tall. Lanceolate, hairy leaves. Terminal and axillary flowers. Typically short-lived, though some live for up to one or two years. The leaves and flowers provide a lovely color range: yellow, pale pink, lavender, and white. 

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Common Milkweed - Asclepias syriaca

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HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL 2-6 Ft tall, with umbels of pink flowers that develop into large seed pods.  The seeds disperse by the wind. 

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INVASIVE FLOWER SPECIES

Bouncing Bet

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Butter and Eggs

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White Sweet Clover

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Garlic Mustard

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Crown Vetch

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Display their FAQs

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