• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Wildflowers

Prairie wildflowers and their bloom dates are listed below. Also check out the Wildflower Coloring Book [845 kb], which contains interesting facts about some of Homestead's most colorful native plants!

 
Common Name Scientific Name Color Bloom Season
Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta Yellow Midspring to Fall
Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa Orange Mid to Late Fall
Compass Plant Silphium laciniatum Yellow Late Spring to Summer
Downy Sunflower Helianthus mollis Yellow Midsummer to Fall
Gayfeather Liatris pycnostachya Purple Mid to Late Fall
Gray-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata Yellow Late Spring to Fall
Hoary Vervain Verbena stricta Purple Late Spring to Early Fall
Ironweed Vernonia fasciculata Purple Midsummer to Fall
Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes cernua White Midsummer to Fall
Late Goldenrod Solidago altissima Yellow Late Summer to Early Fall
Leadplant Amorpha canescens Deep Purple Late Spring to Summer
Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower Echinacea angustifolia Pale Purple Late Spring to Midsummer
Prairie Wild Rose Rosa arkansana Pink or White Late Spring to Summer
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemum purpureum Purple Midsummer to Early Fall
Rosin Weed Silphium integrifolium Yellow Summer to Fall
Showy Sunflower Helianthus lateriflorus Yellow Midsummer to Early Fall
Smooth Oxeye Heliopsis helianthoides Pale to Golden Yellow Late Spring to Fall
Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale Yellow Midsummer to Fall
Stiff Sunflower Helianthus rigidus Yellow Summer to Fall
Tall Thistle Cirsium altissimum Purple Midsummer to Early Fall
Upright Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera Yellow Late Spring to Fall
Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata White Late Spring to Summer
Wild Blue Larkspur Delphinium carolinianum Blue Late Spring to Early Summer

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