Following is a list of all wildflower species I have identified on our farm, the Bauernhof Kitsteiner.

I will be adding to this list as I am able to confirm the different species on the farm.

 

  1. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa): non-native
  2. American Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis): native, edible, medicinal
  3. Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis): non-native
  4. Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis): non-native, wild variety of the garden vegetable
  5. Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta): native, medicinal
  6. Black Medic (Medicago lupulina)
  7. Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis): native, edible
  8. Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare):
  9. Buttercup spp. (Ranunculus spp.): non-native, considered a pasture weed
  10. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa): native, member of the Milkweed Family. Monarch Butterfly larvae (caterpillars) only eat leaves of the Milkweed Family.
  11. California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica): native
  12. Catnip or Catmint (Nepeta cataria): non-native, medicinal
  13. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): non-native, medicinal
  14. Chickweed (Stellaria media): non-native, edible
  15. Chicory (Cichorium intybus): non-native, sometimes considered invasive, edible
  16. Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense): non-native, invasive
  17. Cleavers (Galium aparine): native, edible
  18. Cocklebur
  19. Common Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis): native, edible. Note that we likely also have the Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus), but I have not confirmed it yet.
  20. Common Blue/Meadow Violet (Viola sororia): native, edible
  21. Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): non-native, often considered a weed, edible
  22. Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca): native, very important insect food source
  23. Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea): non-native
  24. Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia):
  25. Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium): native, edible
  26. Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea): non-native, invasive, edible
  27. Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata): native
  28. Daffodil spp. (Narcissus spp.): non-native
  29. Eastern Gray Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens): native
  30. Ethiopian Cabbage: introduced by us for soil restoration
  31. Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius): non-native
  32. False Foxglove spp
  33. False Garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve): native
  34. False Solomon’s Seal (Maianthemum racemosum): native
  35. Fleabane spp. (Erigeron spp.): native
  36. Fire Pink (Silene virginica): native
  37. Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa): non-native, invasive, edible
  38. Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta): non-native, edible
  39. Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa): non-native
  40. Henbit Deadnettle (Lamium amplexicaule): non-native, invasive, edible
  41. Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense): native, considered invasive
  42. Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata): native
  43. Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica): non-native, invasive
  44. Lamb’s Quarter (Chenopodium album):
  45. Lespedeza spp (Lespedeza genus):
  46. Low Hop Clover/Hop Trefoil (Trifolium campestre): non-native
  47. Lyreleaf Sage (Salvia lyrata): native, medicinal
  48. Maximilian Sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani): native
  49. Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum): native, edible with caution
  50. Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria): non-native
  51. Mountain Pink (Dianthus armeria): non-native
  52. Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans): non-native, invasive
  53. Orange Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva): non-native, edible, sometimes considered invasive
  54. Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare): non-native, invasive
  55. Prairie Rose (Rosa setigera): native, edible
  56. Purple Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum): non-native, invasive, edible
  57. Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota): non-native, edible (not to be confused with the deadly Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum))
  58. Rabbit Tobacco (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium)
  59. Rape (Brassica napus): non-native
  60. Red Clover (Trifolium pratense): non-native, edible
  61. Rose spp. (Rosa spp.): native and non-native
  62. Spotted Spurge (Euphorbia maculata)
  63. Spotted St. John’s Wort (Hypericum punctatum): native, medicinal
  64. Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa or Centaurea stoebe depending on the source): non-native, invasive
  65. Sulfur Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta): non-native
  66. Sunflower (Helianthus): native, multiple wild-type and planted species, edible
  67. Sun Hemp (Crotalaria juncea): introduced by us for soil restoration
  68. Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans): native
  69. Violet Wood Sorrel (Oxalis violacea): native, edible
  70. White Clover (Triolium repens): non-native
  71. White Milkweed (Asclepias variegata): native, very important insect food source
  72. Wild Garlic (Allium vineale): non-native, sometimes considered invasive, edible
  73. Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis): native
  74. Wild Potato Vine (Ipomoea pandurata): native
  75. Woodland Stonecrop/Whorled Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum): native

 

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