Baptisia Australis is beautiful and a sure bet to introduce into your garden. Slow development; it is not uncommon to wait 2 years before the first flowering. Adapts to all soils. Flowers are great for cutting.
Wood Betony is a valuable native flower that is an indicator of pristine prairies. Its’ roots attach to the roots of nearby plants and uptake nutrients. Thereby, wood betony parasitizes other plants, using them as a water and nutrient source. This parasitism helps reduce the vigor of the tall prairie plants.
The Ironwood makes a great backyard tree as it is resistant to many disease and insect problems. It tends to blend in with other trees and is commonly labelled as inconspicuous. Other names: Hop-hornbeam, Bois dur, Bois de fer
The red maple bears brilliant coloured foliage and nutrition for many types of animals. It is also commonly used to make furniture and flooring. Other names: Swamp Maple, Soft Maple, Water Maple, Plaine, Plaine rouge
The Red Oak contains acorns which are edible following a procedure of boiling or soaking to remove tannins (plant compounds that may reduce your bodies ability to absorb nutrients if consumed in high amounts.)
While the Saskatoon berries may look like blueberries, they are more closely related to the apple family. When they are fully mature, berries are sweet and have a delectable fruit flavour. Other names: Saskatoon-berry, Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)
The silver maple is very similar to the red maple. The difference is its leaves turn yellow or brown and not red, in autumn. Sometimes, the trunks are hollow which creates space for wildlife to live in. Other names: Soft Maple, White Maple, Plaine blanche, Plaine de France
The Snowberry is a great addition to many types of landscapes or gardens as an ornamental shrub, as it is easy to care for and very low maintenance. Other names: Wax-berry, (Symphoricarpos racemosus), Ghostberry
The Staghorn Sumac is not recommended in small gardens as it suckers and spreads quickly. It is a pleasing sight, especially in the fall, when leaves turn extremely colourful. Other names: Vinegar-tree, (Rhus hirta, Sumac amarante)
The Sugar Maple can live for more than 200 years. Its colours peak in the fall, when the leaves turn bright yellow, orange and red. Other names: Hard Maple, Rock Maple, Érable franc, Érable franche
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