From:Warsaw, IN Region: Midwest Topic: Wildflowers Title: Native wildflowers for Northern Indiana Answered by: Nan Hampton
I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
on Saturday April 21. What a beautiful place. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I was
wondering how I could find out what are the native wildflowers of Northern Indiana.
I live in Warsaw, IN. It is 3 hours north of Indianapolis between South Bend and
Fort Wayne. I have a lovely home in the country with all the wildlife and all the space
that I need. I just planted 10 flowering trees and I have flower beds of the flowers I
enjoy. The soil is very sandy but would like to know the wildflowers that are indigenous
to Northern Indiana.
Thanks for any assistance that you can provide.
Mr. Smarty Plants is very happy you visited our beautiful Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and thanks you for your kind words.
On our Regional Fastpacks web page you will find the Midwest Recommended Native Plant Species List that has selected recommended species of plants for your region. The list is divided into types of plants (e.g., Ferns, Grasses, Trees, Herbaceous, etc.); and, for each species listed you will find its range (by State), its botanical and common name, and information about its size, growth requirements, bloom time, etc.
Here is a short list of some of the wildflowers that are native to your Kosciusko County, Indiana, with a few images:
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