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Question by jthorn5656
October 7, 2010
What is your attitude regarding them in the 28422 Zip Code Area?

Jim Horn
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Answer from NGA
October 7, 2010
North Carolina has an abundance of wildflowers and native plants. Wildflowers can be found in pastures, woodlands, wetlands, along beaches and roadways, and on rocky slopes. While many wildflowers can be found growing throughout the state, others naturally occur in only a few isolated locations.

In general, "wildflower" refers to a plant native to the region. Many wildflowers are not true natives, but plants that have naturalized after being introduced (accidentally or on purpose) from other parts of the country or world. Cultivars of native wildflowers have also been developed and have found their way into gardens.

Some people believe wildflowers are hardy and thus easy to grow. For some plants this is true, but others need very specific growing conditions or they will decline and die. Success depends on matching the needs of each type of wildflower to specific site conditions. Try to select a location that closely resembles the growing conditions in nature; examine sunlight, moisture, and drainage conditions.

Some wildflowers can be grown from seeds. Late summer and fall are the best times to start most perennial wildflowers. Check the seed packet or reference books to determine if any special seed treatment is needed.

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