Parthenium integrifolium is part of the Asteraceae (Aster) family and also referred to as Eastern Feverfew.  Long-stalked, rough perennial with large, toothed basal leaves which become smaller upwards.  Clumps of white, button-like flowers appear at top of plant.  This plant ... Read More

Blephilia ciliata has a distinctive appeal with its tight clusters of pink-purple flowers stacked to resemble a pagoda.  Reminiscent of the much loved Monardas, this Blephilia will spread by rhizomes slowly from a central tab root to form clumps.  ... Read More

In the mint family—Lamiaceae.  Named for its very narrow leaves (l/4 in.) on an erect stem.  Abundant clustering flowers from white to lavender with purple spots.  Leaves fragrant.  Spreads easily.  All parts of the plant ... Read More

The flowers of the American Mountain, P. virginanum attract honeybees, cuckoo bees, sweat bees, thread-wasted wasps, potter wasps, tachinid flies wedge-shaped beetles and pearl crescent butterflies. The leaves when crushed make a peppermint flavored and aromatic tea.  ... Read More

Baptisia australis, commonly known as blue wild indigo or blue false indigo, is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae (legumes). It is a perennial herb native to much of central and eastern North America.  Naturally it can be found growing wild at the ... Read More

Clinopodium nepeta (synonym Calamintha nepeta), known as lesser calamint, is a perennial herb of the mint family. A perennial shrub with shiny, green oregano-like leaves. Its flowers are lavender pink. The plant reaches a height of 18″ and smells like ... Read More

Chasmanthium latifolium, a clump-forming, upright, ornamental grass, is a Missouri native plant which typically grows 2-5′ and most often occurs in rich woods or rocky slopes along streams and on moist bluffs. This grass is ... Read More

Eryngium yuccifolium, commonly called rattlesnake-master or button snake-root, is a USA native plant which occurs in rocky woods, prairies and glades and was a common plant of the tallgrass prairie. Most members of the parsley/carrot family ... Read More

Eupatorium rugosum, or White Snakeroot is a herbaceous perennial that can grow to 3 feet. The plant is native to woodland areas in the Eastern United States and typically occurs in rich or rocky woods, ... Read More

Solidago speciosa, commonly called showy goldenrod, is a rhizomatous, Missouri native perennial which typically occurs in dry soils in open woods, fields and prairies throughout most of the State except the Ozark region. Features tiny, ... Read More