Early May Blooms at the Arboretum

As we work further into spring, I thought I would share some rare and some common prairie plants in bloom at the Arboretum the first week of May. Enjoy!

Prairie Iris-Nemastylis geminiflora
Wild Quinine-Parthenium integrifolium
Prairie Parsley-Polytaenia nuttallii
Plains wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata)
Missouri evening primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa)
Native Blue False Indigo-Baptisia australis var. minor and Golden Alexander-Zizia aurea
Red Buckeye-Aesculus pavia
Native columbine-Aquilegia canadensis
Grape Honeysuckle-Lonicera reticulata
Eastern Gama Grass-Tripsacum dactyloides reestablishing itself along the new concrete pathway in the Prairie Window Project south of the hedgerow.

We have been fortunate to receive just enough rain to green up the prairie nicely. If you are in the area, stop by and see the many other early May blooms. The Arboretum will be at its peak for spring bloom in a couple weeks.