Michigan Native Plants

 milk

Latin Common Light Height Blooms
Allium cernuum Nodding Wild Onion sun -light shade 1 -1.5 ft. summer
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem grass full sun 4 -6 ft.  
Anemone canadensis Canada anemone sun -light shade 1 -2 ft. spring
Antennaria parlinii Smooth pussytoes full sun -light shade .5 -1 ft. spring
Aquilegia canadensis Wild Columbine pt. shade -sun 2 -3 ft. spring
Asarum canadense Wild-ginger shade .5 ft. spring
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed sun 3 -4 ft. summer
Aster novae-angliae

(Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

New-England Aster full sun 4 -5 ft. fall
Carex gracillima Slender sedge part sun -light shade 2 -3 ft. late spring
Carex grayi Gray’s sedge part sun -shade 1 -2.5 ft. late spring
Carex pensylvanica Pennsylvania sedge sun -light shade .5 -1 ft. spring
Carex sprengelii Sprengel’s sedge shade -part sun 1 -2 ft. spring
Cassia hebecarpa

(Senna hebecarpa)

Wild Senna sun -pt. shade 4 -6 ft. late summer
Clematis virginiana Virgin’s bower sun -light shade vine summer
Collinsonia canadensis Stoneroot, Richweed shade -pt. sun 3 -4 late summer
Coreopsis lanceolata Sand coreopsis sun -light shade 2 -3 ft. early summer
Coreopsis tripteris Tall coreopsis sun -pt. sun 4 -8 ft. late summer
Eragrostis spectabilis Tumble grass; purple love grass sun .5 -1 ft. late summer
Eupatorium maculatum

(Eutrochium maculatum)

Joe-pye weed sun 4 -6 ft. late summer
Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset sun -part sun 3 -5 ft. late summer
Fragaria virginiana Wild strawberry sun -part sun .5 ft. spring
Geranium maculatum Wild geranium shade – pt. sun 1 -2 ft. spring
Helianthus divaricatus Woodland sunflower pt. shade – sun 3 -4 ft. late summer
Heliopsis helianthoides False sunflower sun -light shade 4 -6 ft. late summer
Heuchera americana Alum root, Wild Coral bells shade -part sun 1 -3 ft. late summer
Hydrophyllum virginianum Virginia waterleaf shade -part sun 1 -1.5 ft. spring
Iris virginica Southern blue flag sun -part sun 2 -3 ft. summer
Juncus effusus Soft-stemmed rush sun -light shade 2 -3 ft.  
Lespedeza violacea

(Lespedeza frutescens)

Violet bush-clover sun -light shade 1 -2 ft. summer
Liatris aspera Rough blazing star sun 3 -4 ft. late summer
Liatris spicata Marsh blazing star sun 3 -4 ft. late summer
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower light shade -part sun 2 -4 ft. late summer
Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia sun – shade 2 -4 ft. late summer – fall
Lupinus perennis Wild lupine sun -part sun 1 -2 ft. spring
Monarda fistulosa Wild bergamot, Beebalm pt. sun -sun 3 -5 ft. summer
Oenothera fruticosa Sundrops sun -part sun 1.5 -2.5 ft. summer
Panicum virgatum Switch grass sun 3 -5 ft.  
Penstemon digitalis Foxglove beard-tongue pt. shade – sun 3 -4 ft. spring
Penstemon hirsutus Hairy beard-tongue sun -light shade 2 -3 ft. spring
Polygonatum biflorum Solomon-seal shade -part sun 1 -2 ft. spring
Potentilla simplex Old-field or common cinquefoil light shade -sun .5 -1 ft. spring
Pycnanthemum virginianum Mountain mint sun 2 -4 ft. summer
Ratibida pinnata Yellow coneflower sun 4 -6 ft. late summer
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed susan pt. sun -sun 2 -4 ft. summer
Rudbeckia triloba Three-lobed coneflower, Brown-eyed Susan shade -part sun 1 -3 ft. late summer – fall
Schizachyrium scoparius Little bluestem grass sun 2 -4 ft.  
Senecio aureus

(Packera aurea)

Golden ragwort shade -part sun 2 ft. spring
Senecio obovatus

(Packera obovata)

Round-leaved ragwort light shade -part sun 2 ft. spring
Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie dock full sun -light shade 4 -8 ft. late summer
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Stout blue-eyed-grass sun -part sun 1 ft. spring
Smilacina racemosa

(Maianthemum racemosum)

False spikenard shade -part sun 1 -2.5 ft. spring
Solidago caesia Blue-stemmed goldenrod shade -light shade 2 -3 ft. fall
Solidago flexicaulis Zig-zag goldenrod shade 1 -2 ft. fall
Solidago hispida Hairy goldenrod part sun -shade 2 -2.5 ft. fall
Solidago riddellii Riddell’s goldenrod sun 2 -3 ft. fall
Solidago rigida Stiff goldenrod sun 3 -5 ft. fall
Solidago speciosa Showy goldenrod sun 3 -5 ft. fall
Sorghastrum nutans Indian grass sun 4 -6 ft.  
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie dropseed full sun 1 -2 ft.  
Thalictrum dasycarpum Purple meadow-rue shade -part sun 3 -6 ft. summer
Thalictrum dioicum Early meadow-rue shade – part sun 2 -3 ft. spring
Tradescantia ohiensis Common spiderwort sun -light shade 1.5 -2.5 ft. summer
Vernonia missurica Missouri ironweed sun 4 -6 ft. late summer
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver’s root sun -light shade 3 -5 ft. late summer
Zizia aurea Golden alexanders sun -light shade 2 -4 ft. spring