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Oct 17, 2014 8:17 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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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?
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Oct 17, 2014 8:38 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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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
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Oct 17, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Also, what about Trillium and Jack-in-the-Pulpit?
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Oct 17, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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What about Liatris, Joy Pye, Evening Primrose, Lobelia, certain Coreopsis, Fleabane, Ironweed, Milkweed, certain Asters, and some False Sunflower/Helianthus?
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Oct 17, 2014 9:17 AM CST
Name: Danita
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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.

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Oct 17, 2014 10:51 AM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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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
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Oct 17, 2014 11:00 AM CST
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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...
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Oct 17, 2014 11:31 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Kent's list is excellent, but Jmorth's list is more like mine for KY.

Edited to add Mayapple.
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Oct 17, 2014 2:03 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Thanks everyone, I've got what I was hoping for! I look forward to seeing the top 25 from this list!
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Oct 17, 2014 2:09 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Drat, too late again. I would have added the Blue Curls Trichostema dichotomum. Maybe next year. Sighing!
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Oct 17, 2014 2:23 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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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
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Oct 17, 2014 2:35 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I've already written the article and it's in the queue for tonight. Smiling
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Oct 17, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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I look forward to reading it. Hurray!
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Oct 17, 2014 4:55 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Thumbs up Super Dave, looks like it took less than an hour. He is that good. Thumbs up
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Oct 17, 2014 9:21 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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