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Native Plant Data Sheets

Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata)

Annuals

Blanket Flower (Gaillarida aristata)

Perennials/Biennials

  • Asclepias incarnata __ Swamp/Rose Milkweed
  • Asclepias speciosa __ Showy Milkweed
  • Asclepias tuberosa __ Butterfly Weed/Milkweed/Flower
  • Berlandiera lyrata __ Chocolate Flower
  • Brickellia eupatorioides __ False Boneset
  • Chamaenerion angustifolium __ Fireweed
  • Dalea purpurea __ Purple Prairie Clover
  • Datura wrightii __ Sacred Datura/Thorn Apple/Angel Trumpet/Jimsonweed
  • Dieteria bigelovii __ Bigelow’s Tansyaster
  • Engelmannia pinnatifida/E. persistenia __ Engelmann’s Daisy
  • Eriogonum umbellatum __ Sulfur Flower Buckwheat
  • Gaillarida aristata __ Blanket Flower
  • Gaillardia x grandiflora __ Blanket Flower hybrids & cultivars
  • Helianthus maximiliani __ Maximilian Sunflower
  • Heterotheca villosa __ Hairy False Goldenaster
  • Heterotheca villosa var. foliosa __ Hairy False Goldenaster
  • Iris missouriensis __ Rocky Mountain Iris
  • Liatris punctata __ Dotted Blazing Star
  • Linum lewisii __ Wild Blue Flax
  • Mirabilis multiflora __ Colorado Four O’Clock
  • Monarda fistulosa __ Bee Balm/Wild Bergamot
  • Oenothera coronopifolia __ Crownleaf Evening Primrose
  • Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale __ Western Marbleseed
  • Oxytropis lambertii __ Purple Locoweed
  • Penstemon secundiflorus __ Sidebells Penstemon
  • Penstemon strictus __ Rocky Mountain Penstemon
  • Penstemon unilateralis __ Oneside Penstemon
  • Phacelia hastata __ Silverleaf Phacelia/Silverleaf Scorpionweed
  • Ratibida columnifera __ Prairie Coneflower
  • Ratibida pinnata __ Grey-Headed Coneflower/Pinnate Prairie Coneflower
  • Rudbeckia hirta __ Black-Eyed Susan
  • Rudbeckia lacinata __ Cutleaf Coneflower
  • Solidago multiradiata __ Rocky Mountain Goldenrod
  • Solidago sp. __ Goldenrod
  • Sphaeralcea munroana __ Munro’s Globemallow
  • Xanthisma spinulosum __ Cutleaf Ironplant/Lacy Sleepy Daisy/Spiny Goldenweed
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Grasses

  • Achnatherum hymenoides/Oryzopsis hymenoides __ Indian Rice Grass
  • Andropogon gerardii __ Big Bluestem
  • Bothriochloa laguroides ssp. torreyana __ Silver Bluestem/Silver Beard Grass
  • Bouteloua curtipendula __ Sideoats Grama
  • Bouteloua dactyloides __ Buffalo Grass
  • Bouteloua gracilis __ Blue Grama
  • Elymus canadensis __ Canada Wild Rye
  • Koeleria macrantha __ June Grass
  • Panicum virgatum __ Switchgrass
  • Schizachyrium scoparium __ Little Bluestem
  • Sorghastrum nutans __ Indian Grass
  • Sporobolus airoides __ Alkali Sacaton
  • Sporobolus heterolepsis __ Prairie Dropseed
Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa)

Shrubs & Subshrubs

  • Amorpha nana __ Dwarf Leadplant
  • Amorpha canescens __ Leadplant
  • Atriplex canescens __ Fourwing Saltbush
  • Cercocarpus montanus __ Alder-Leaf Mountain Mahogany
  • Fallugia paradoxa __ Apache Plume
  • Senecio flaccidus __ Threadleaf Ragwort

Native Seed Germination Tips

For tips and tricks on how to germinate many of the species listed above, please refer to the Native Seed Germination Guide compiled by Wild Ones Front Range Chapter Board Member Jan Midgley. As Jan conducts her research into germination best practices, she will provide updates to this guide. Many thanks to Jan for helping to demystify how to grow native plants from seed!