Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Hieracium Canadense/Canadian Hawkweed In Bloom

The small yellow flowers are the hawkweed. Last year this plant stayed very small and did not bloom at all. It is listed as growing from 1 to 5 ft. At least one stem almost made its full height. Lots of flowers means lots of seeds but as it is opening only some flowers each day I will have to keep a close eye on seed development. I have no idea how quickly this may proceed.

The Hieracium Canadense/Canadian Hawkweed is growing well near but not in the rain garden along with prairie dropseed,purple coneflowers and a self seeded Joe-pye weed.

The Northern bedstraw/Galium boreale is growing but not flowering.

The Psoralea tenuiflora/Scurfy Pea is growing but so far no flowers.

The Michigan Lily/Lilium michiganese looked fine last summer but did not return this year.

Native seed gardening is not for the faint of heart.
I am growing these plants from seeds for Native Seed Gardeners


Blogger garden girl said...

We have a few common plants for the NSG project. I lost a small bed when our patio and sidewalks were redone last year, and had to move the plants from there. I think the hawkweed isn't getting enough sun now, and I may have to move it again since it's not blooming or budding yet. I had an oxalis that never emerged in the pot last year, or in the garden this year. I'm sorry your lilies didn't make it. They're so pretty. Your gardens look wonderful Gloria!

4/8/10 8:47 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

My neighbor has lovely swaths of hawkweed in her lawn. Funny, I never considered it to be a flower-garden plant.

4/8/10 9:45 AM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Garden girl, nice to know how someone else is doing with the plants. Do you speak with any of the others? Your hawkweed could still bloom later as it can bloom on into October if the weather holds. Moving it may have slowed it down.
I have many native prairie plants that took a couple of years or more to flower when planted as seed, but these plants are for the project so have been anxious.

Michelle,most hawkweed plants found in lawn turn out to be non-native. This is a native found in a locally. The seeds I have grown from the plants they gave me will go back to be mixed with those grown by others then all the seeds will go back to the protected conservation lands of the Spring Creek Forest Preserves (Chicago area)and Citizens for Conservation.
So while not usually a garden plant I am proud to help the spread of these plants throughout the region as well as return seed to the original site.


4/8/10 5:38 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oooooh, that's an exciting project! Thanks for the link.

11/8/10 8:34 AM  

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