We moved to this south Minneapolis neighborhood nearly 3 years ago, where the landscaping was overrun with exotic invasives like creeping bellflower, crown vetch and other non-native plantings. We replaced the entire front yard, boulevard ("hellstrip"), and both side yards. I've created a layered yard of natives, and the little turf that remains will be replaced with wildlife habitat. Trees: two bur oaks, a serviceberry, an ironwood, and a hackberry. Shrubs: black chokeberries, wild black currants, snowberries, New Jersey tea, American cranberries, Downy arrowwood viburnums, Gro-low sumacs, American hazelnut, prairie willow. Groundcovers: common blue violets, wild ginger, wild strawberry, Canada violets. Grasses: Prairie dropseed, Indian grass, little bluestem, penn sedge, palm sedge. Perennial flowers: prairie smoke, prairie alumroot, purple coneflowers, yellow coneflowers, Rattlesnake master, wild geraniums, Sweet Joe-Pye weed, wild petunias, common milkweed, butterfly weed, swamp milkweed, poke milkweed, whorled milkweed, false blue indigo, prairie dock, New England asters, Smooth blue asters, Heart-leaved asters, Big-leafed asters, zig-zag goldenrod,
Great white trillium, wild blue phlox, Celandine poppies, Mayapples, Golden Alexanders, Pearly everlasting, pussytoes, hairy beardtongue, Great blue lobelias, wild lupines, Anise hyssop, wild bergamot, cupflowers, white snakeroot, Jacob's ladder, bloodroot, Virginia bluebells.
Latitude: 44.9 Longitude: -93.3
Observed by: Carmine
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