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Common Red and Orange Summer Flowers

Prairie Lily (Lilium philadelphicum)

Prairie Lily

Blooms: Late spring - early fall

Habitat: Prairies


Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella)

Blanket Flower

Blooms: Early mid summer

Habitat: Prairies


Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Wild Columbine

Blooms: Late spring – early summer

Habitat: Open woods, wood edges


Scarlet Mallow (Malvastrum coccineum)

Scarlet Globemallow

Blooms: Spring - summer

Habitat: Prairies, roadsides


Common Pink Summer Flowers

Pink Wild Onion (Allium stellatum)

Pink Onion

Blooms: Midsummer-fall

Habitat: Prairies


Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana)

Prairie Rose

Blooms: Late spring - fall

Habitat: Prairies, ditches, open woodlands


Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium (L)Holub)

Blooms: Summer-fall

Habitat: Prairies, open parklands, forests

Other Common Pink Summer Flowers

Common Blue and Purple Summer Flowers

Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

Blooms: Late spring-early fall

Habitat: Prairies, along streams, open woodlands


Spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)


Blooms: Late spring - fall

Habitat: Prairies, wet meadows, roadsides


Comment: Flowers last just a single day


Dotted Blazing Star (Liatris punctata)

Blooms: Midsummer – fall

Habitat: Prairies


Blue Flax (Linum perenne var. lewisii)

Blooms: Spring-fall

Habitat: Prairies and roadsides


Purple Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

Blooms: mid summer

Habitat: Prairies, badlands, ditches


Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens)

Blooms: Late spring - summer

Habitat: Prairies

Other Common Blue and Purple Summer Flowers

Common Yellow Flowers

Yellow-lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium calceolus)

Blooms: Mid spring – early summer

Habitat: Prairies, woodlands and wetlands


Comment: ND plant species of concern

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Blooms: Summer

Habitat: Prairies, thickets, along streams


Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

Blooms: Late spring – fall

Habitat: Prairies, thickets, along streams, roadsides


Goat’s Beard (Tragopogon dubius)

Blooms: Summer - fall

Habitat: Ditches, disturbed sites, roadsides


False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)

Blooms: Spring - fall

Habitat: Moist draws, seepage areas in upland prairies, open thickets, woodlands

Other Common Yellow Summer Flowers

Common White Flowers

Palespike Lobelia (Lobelia spicata)

Blooms: Early-midsummer

Habitat: Prairies


Meadow Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Blooms: Spring-Summer

Habitat: Woods and wet prairies

Other Common White Summer Flowers