• A cool & crisp autumn sunrise at the Mound City Group

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Wildflowers

Come see the wildflowers at the park.
Throughout the year, various flowers may be observed depending on the season. Some of the many spring flowers, such as spring beauty, bloodroot, Dutchman’s breeches, and yellow trout-lily, blossom before leaf out. During the summer, common milkweed, butterfly weed, black-eyed Susan, and purple coneflower brighten the landscape. Later in the year, goldenrod and white snake root accompany the autumn colors in the trees. Native prairie grasses and forbs have been planted at Hopewell Mound Group and Hopeton Earthworks. The wildflower show there is best in the summer when the prairie plants thrive despite the heat. Eventually, most of the park land will be converted to native grasslands.

Did You Know?

Mordecai Hopewell

The term "Hopewell" derives from the farm where excavations of an earthwork site (Hopewell Mound Group) occurred in 1891-1892 under the direction of Warren K. Moorehead. The property was owned by a local dry goods merchant and former Confederate Army soldier, Mordecai Cloud Hopewell.