Flowers

Beauty, fragrance, color, texture. These are only some of the benefits of the flowers in our catalog. They are also edible and medicinal, adding flavor and utility to an already-impressive list of attributes.

  • Coneflowers

    Coneflowers (2)

    Asteraceae or Compositae (commonly referred to as the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family) is an exceedingly large and widespread family of flowering plants (Angiospermae) Many of these flowers exhibit a phenotype that features a protruding center, sometimes in an elongated dome or cone shape. Echinacea is one such genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. "The Echinacea genus has nine species, which are commonly called purple coneflowers. They are found mainly in eastern and central North America, ...in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas." They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. These flowering plants and their parts have different uses. Some species are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers. Echinacea purpurea is used in folk medicine. The Toothache Plant is traditionally mentioned for pain control. "...some Plains tribes did use echinacea for cold symptoms. The Kiowa used it for coughs and sore throats, the Cheyenne for sore throats, the Pawnee for headaches, and many tribes including the Lakotah used it as a pain medication." - Wikipedia
  • Cornfield Flowers

    Cornfield Flowers (2)

    Often referred to as "cornflowers" because of their proximity to the edges of cornfields, these flowers are not necessarily related except in general appearance and usage. All are colorful, edible and useful for attracting butterflies and pollinators.
  • Marigolds

    Marigolds (1)

    A member of the Astaracea family along with sunflowers and coneflowers, marigold is native to the Americas The common name in English, "marigold", is derived from "Mary's gold", a name first applied to a European flower, for which this variety is named. The most commonly cultivated varieties of Tagetes are known variously as African marigolds or French marigolds. First described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1753.
  • Sunflowers

    Sunflowers (3)

    Except for three species in South America, all Helianthus species are native to North America. The common name, "sunflower," typically refers to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower