Native Plants

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Native plants grow in woody areas and are also known as wild plants

Wild plants - A term to describe naturally-occurring plant varieties, grown without any sort of cultivation on the part of humans. As no one has overseen their development, these sorts of plants are rarely ever found as hybrids and they never appear any different than they would be found in their natural environment. They often re-seed and reproduce more of their kind to make pine thickets and oak forests. Native plants are very self-sustainable and do not require a lot of maintenance. They are also drought tolerant and can withstand most climates and soil types.

Native wild plants are those that do not require lots of TLC. Mother nature cares for these type of plants. Don't forget your mulch and planting supplies, click here.

Native Wetland Plants

Native wetland plants can be both beautiful and important to the wildlife and conservation of urban, suburban or rural areas. Plants native to wetlands are found in regions of the world with waterlogged or saturated soil; every continent, except Antarctica, has native plants the grow in their wetland regions.

Wetland plants live and thrive in areas with unique soil conditions known as hydric soils. Soils classed as hydric are formed under saturated conditions that allow the growth of native plant species when flooded or covered by water for a significant period. In some cases, hydric soils and their indigenous plant species are capable of surviving when the soil is not waterlogged or saturated during dry seasons that reduce the water level at various times of the year.

By including plants that are native to a waterlogged landscape in a natural, or artificially created aquatic landscape the aesthetic beauty of the garden can be improved; species or birds and other animals are often attracted to these plants for food and shade. Other advantages provided by including native wetland plants in an aquatic landscape can be flood prevention and water purification; once established native plants should not require fertilizers or pesticides to stimulate or continue growth.

Blood Root- A Great Native Plant

Botanical Latin Name: Sanguinaria Canadensis
Common Name: Bloodwort, Tetterwort, Red Puccoon Root, Pauson
Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full shade
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9
Mature Height: 6 to 12 inches
Spread: 6 to 8 inches
Spacing: 12 to 18 inches
Growth Rate: Slow
Flowering Time: March - April
How Long It Flowers: 2 - 3 days
Flower Color: White to near white
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, average to moist, mildly alkaline to the mildly acidic soil.
Pruning: Not needed because they are so short-lived.
Flower Form: The short-lived, white flowers of this lovely plant open up with the sun and close by every night's moon. The leaf and flower of this perennial each ascend on an individual stem, and in the beginning, the leaf completely encloses the flower bud. The large, round and deeply cleft leaves grow along a smooth, green stalk. This green stalk is then topped off with the beautiful white flower that has a golden-yellow center. A lobed basal leaf often curls around the stalk and adds a wonderful bit of flair to this already magnificent plant.

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