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Wednesday - April 02, 2008

From: Edgewood, PA
Region: Northeast
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: Wildflowers native to Pennsylvania
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Please provide the names of a few wildflowers that are native to Pennsylvania.

ANSWER:

Is this enough?

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Anemone canadensis (Canadian anemone)

Aquilegia canadensis (red columbine)

Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed)

Campanulastrum americanum (American bellflower)

Campanula rotundifolia (bluebell bellflower)

Claytonia virginica (Virginia springbeauty)

Conoclinium coelestinum (blue mistflower)

Desmodium canadense (showy ticktrefoil)

Delphinium tricorne (dwarf larkspur)

Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus (trumpetweed)

Liatris spicata (dense blazing star)


Achillea millefolium

Anemone canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Asclepias tuberosa

Campanulastrum americanum

Campanula rotundifolia

Claytonia virginica

Conoclinium coelestinum

Desmodium canadense

Delphinium tricorne

Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus

Liatris spicata

 

 

 

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