Archive for July 27th, 2011

Wildflower Wednesday

 It’s the fourth Wednesday of the month so it’s time for Wildflower Wednesday which is hosted by Gail of Clay and Limestone.  Feel free to stop on by her blog and see who else is posting pics of their Native plants or join in on the fun this month.  Below is two wildflowers that are blooming in my garden today:

Rudbeckia laciniata or Green Coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata or Green Coneflower is a member of the Aster family.  The common name is because of the green disk.  It’s also called Cutleaf Coneflower.  I got mine from my dear blogging buddy Janet @  The Queen of Seaford.  Initially it was in a shadier spot but I moved it this past fall in front of some Verbena bonariensis and they make great companions.  They both attract butterflies like crazy. 

Scutellaria integrifolia or Skullcap Hyssop

 I had to get a closeup of this pretty little native.  Skullcap Hyssop blooms on and off all summer here.  It also is a prolific reseeder but the seedlings are easy to remove.  Plus it makes a great filler plant so I don’t mind so much.  It’s not too tall so it works in the front or middle of a border.  It also is attractive to butterflies.