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Thursday - September 09, 2010

From: Houston, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Wildflower Center
Title: Flowers at the Wildflower Center
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

What common wildflowers are in the Wildflower Center?

ANSWER:

Please visit our Recommended Species page where you will find a section called "At the Wildflower Center".  There you will find a master list (Wildflower Center Plants) of more than 650 plants that occur on the grounds of the Wildflower Center.  There are also smaller lists for the Woodland Garden, Ann and O. J. Weber Butterfly Garden, and the Homeowner Inspiration Gardens (Formal, Traditional, and Naturalistic).
 

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