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Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
A review with photos of the 32 species now or once found in the Wildflower Garden. Article
The skies are veiled in floating mist,
The hills are lost in vagueness dim,
With showery wood and glistening field
Beneath their silver rim;
The dripping vine-leaves lie outspread
Against the pearl-dropt window-pane,
With underneath and overhead
In soft, monotonous cadence shed,
The pattering of the rain.
“The succession of native plants in the pastures and roadsides, which makes the silent clock by which time tells the summer hours, will make even the divisions of the day sensible to a keen observer. The tribes of birds and insects, like the plants punctual to their time, follow each other, and the year has room for all”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1836, from Nature