You have likely stumbled past them on a walk through the park or even in your front lawn. Did you know you can even order wildflower seed kits every year to spread the wealth of nature right outside your door?
The Indiana Wildlife Federation has partnered with the Indiana Native Plant Nursery to offer varieties of native trees, shrubs and seed kits. Another brilliant program is the Certified Wildlife Habitat. Within this program you can use your yard to cultivate an environment that allows for both native plants and wildlife to thrive and reproduce.
Woodland wildflowers, also known as Spring ephemerals, are noted as early blooming and known to have quick seed dispersal. The names alone will have you curious to find these little gems : White Troutlily, Dutchman’s Breeches and Skunk Cabbage just to name a few.
Many of these wildflowers bloom between April and May so the time is right to hit the trails! Take a look at our tips for enjoying the great Indy outdoors this year.
Finding native plants is not limited to the trails and parks, Indiana hosts many native vines (Trumpet Creeper, Woolly Dutchman’s Pipe), ferns (Christmas, Cinnamon, Maidenhair) and grasses (Big Bluestem, Bottlebrush Grass) as well.
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