Site Talk forum: Seeking feedback on wildflowers article

Views: 433, Replies: 14 » Jump to the end
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Oct 17, 2014 8:17 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

This coming week is Natives and Wildflowers week and I always open the weeks with a "Top 25" type article. In this case, these things spread across a wide variety of plants. So I'm not exactly sure what to do with tonight's top article and I'm thinking about skipping it.

But if anyone has any ideas, I'd be wide open. Maybe you could give a list of a genera that would be considered "Wild flowers" and I can generate a top 25 list off that list?
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
jvdubb
Oct 17, 2014 8:38 AM CST
Despite cultivated varieties I think of Gaillardia, Lupines, Echinacea, and Black Eyed Susans as some of the most common "Wild Flowers".

I'm sure there are more in my mind. But those four jump out immediately to me
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
jvdubb
Oct 17, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Also, what about Trillium and Jack-in-the-Pulpit?
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
jvdubb
Oct 17, 2014 8:45 AM CST
What about Liatris, Joy Pye, Evening Primrose, Lobelia, certain Coreopsis, Fleabane, Ironweed, Milkweed, certain Asters, and some False Sunflower/Helianthus?
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
Image
Danita
Oct 17, 2014 9:17 AM CST
Perhaps you could feature the official state flowers or wildflowers on your list? Obviously, you'd only include the state flowers that were actually native.

It might be fun to have an international wildflower list of some sort, too, but I'm not quite sure how you'd compile that list.
Oh, Canada has official province/territory flower symbols, too.

Smiling
[Last edited by Danita - Oct 17, 2014 9:25 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #718557 (5)
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Forum moderator
Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
KentPfeiffer
Oct 17, 2014 10:51 AM CST

Plants Admin

Of the plants in the database that have parent plant entries, the following would mostly contain entries that many people think of as wildflowers, or cultivars that aren't terribly far removed from their wild state. Wildflower is one of those nebulous terms that has a bit different meaning for each person, though. Shrug!


Anise Hyssops (Agastache)
Arisaemas
Asters
Astragaluses
Baptisias
Black Eyed Susans
Columbines
Coneflowers
Erythroniums
Eupatoriums
Foamflowers
Foxgloves
Gayfeathers
Goldenrods
Joe Pye Weed
Maianthemums
Milkweeds
Oenotheras
Penstemons
Phloxes
Pitcher Plants
Salvias
Silphiums
Sisyrinchiums
Sunroots
Tradescantias
Trilliums
Uvularias
Wild Gingers
Wood Sorrels
Yarrows

central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Level 2 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
jmorth
Oct 17, 2014 11:00 AM CST
Most Goldenrods, Burnweed, Fire Weed, Paintbrush, thistles, Boneset, Bidens, Ironweeds, American bellflower, some bluebells, pokeweed, wild violets, Teasel, skullcap, jewelweed, catchfly, Michian and Wood Liiy, ragwort, Queen Anne's Lace, wild indigo, Culver's root, Soloman's Seal, Wood sorrels, ragworts, Ipomopsis, Loosestrife, Blazing Stars, horse nettle, horsemint and other mints, clovers, ginseng, some passion flowers, some spiderworts, wild blue phlox, chicory, Rattlesnake Master, some poppies...
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
[Last edited by jmorth - Oct 17, 2014 11:11 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #718607 (7)
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
Image
Sharon
Oct 17, 2014 11:31 AM CST
Kent's list is excellent, but Jmorth's list is more like mine for KY.

Edited to add Mayapple.
Silene
Monarda
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
[Last edited by Sharon - Oct 17, 2014 11:39 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #718620 (8)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Oct 17, 2014 2:03 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thanks everyone, I've got what I was hoping for! I look forward to seeing the top 25 from this list!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
Image
greene
Oct 17, 2014 2:09 PM CST
Drat, too late again. I would have added the Blue Curls Trichostema dichotomum. Maybe next year. Sighing!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Oct 17, 2014 2:23 PM CST
And there are the sedum that are native to the US.
Sedum spathulifolium
Sedum oregonum
Sedum divergens
Sedum laxum
Sedum obtusatum
Sedum ternatum

And I'm sure there are many more forms of succulents that are native in the US
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Oct 17, 2014 2:35 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I've already written the article and it's in the queue for tonight. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Oct 17, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Thumbs up
I look forward to reading it. Hurray!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
Image
greene
Oct 17, 2014 4:55 PM CST
Thumbs up Super Dave, looks like it took less than an hour. He is that good. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Oct 17, 2014 9:21 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

nodding

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Site Talk forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"