Native Plant Walks – College of DuPage Natural Areas 2018

Foliage of two Silphiums
Parthenium integrifolium, Wild Quinine
A sweet combination, Amorpha canescens and Dalea candida or White Prairie Clover
Asclepias purpureum at College of DuPage
Another stunning combo, Wild Quinine and Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpureum)
A. purpureum again. It is irresistable! Also in the photo, spiderwort, closed for the day; coreopsis, canada goldenrod and non-native mullien.
Baptisia alba macrophylla, Wild White Indigo
Desmodium canadense, Tick Trefoil, is about to burst into bloom. The flowers are pink, followed by little strips of seeds which will follow you home
Back at the plaza behind the science building, we saw these seriously sturdy concrete raised beds with very impressive native gardens. Cup plant in the corner!
Another stunning arrangement in a raised bed. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum) are most prominent in this photo.
Remic Ensweiler, Prairie Manager at College of DuPage