Mississippi’s Wildflowers

A mixture of seeds is commonly called a cocktail. So, you’re probably wondering, what makes up the Wildflower Trails of Mississippi cocktail? Below are a few of the ingredients:

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Plains Coreopsis

Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) is known for its beauty and commonly planted in prairies and meadows and along roadsides. Plains Coreopsis boasts beautiful yellow flowers with a flashy red-brown center. Plains Coreopsis are a favorite of butterflies. Other common names for the flower include Calliopsis or Golden Tickseed. When It Blooms: Summer. Where You’ll Find … Continue reading Plains Coreopsis

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are among Mississippi’s familiar faces and a favorite of gardeners and butterflies. Nature designed them perfectly for Mississippi summers, as they’re able to tolerate those dryer months. When It Blooms: Early summer. Where You’ll Find It: It’s found statewide, likely on dry roadsides, along woodland edges and in prairie, pastures and fields. … Continue reading Black-Eyed Susan

Lance-leaf Coreopsis

Lance-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) is known for its beauty and commonly planted in prairies and meadows and along roadsides. Lance-leaf Coreopsis boasts butter yellow flowers. When It Blooms: April to June. Where You’ll Find It: It’s found statewide, especially in areas with well drained soil. They prefer sun but can survive in the shade. Did You … Continue reading Lance-leaf Coreopsis

Partridge Pea

Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) typically grows in dense stand, providing cover and food for wildlife. Partridge Pea’s bright yellow flowers make it a popular choice for use in gardens with native plants. When It Blooms: July to September. Where You’ll Find It: It’s found statewide, especially in areas with sandy soils. They prefer sun but can … Continue reading Partridge Pea

Purple Coneflower

The Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is in the sunflower family, and it’s named for its purple petals. When It Blooms: June to August. Where You’ll Find It: It’s found statewide, especially in areas with well drained soil. They prefer sun but can survive in the shade. Did You Know? Purple Coneflower was used as a medicinal … Continue reading Purple Coneflower

New England Aster

The New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novaeangliae) are tall, showy flowers, climbing as high as six feet. Each flower head has 40 or more bright purple, petal-like ray flowers. When It Blooms: Late summer and early fall. Where You’ll Find It: It’s found statewide, especially along roadsides and in ditches. Did You Know? When its foliage is … Continue reading New England Aster

Native Grasses

It’s not just flowers that bring color to plantings. Native, warm-season grasses do, too! As part of our wildflower plantings, we also include seeds of grasses which improve the aesthetic and habitat values of our plantings. These grasses include: