Orleans Wood Elementary School Pollinator Garden

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Anise Hyssop, L'agastache fenouil, Agastache foeniculum

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: sandy loam, loam

Mature Height: 3 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: native bees, bumble bees, honey bees, butterflies

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Black-Eyed Susan, Marguerite jaune, Rudbeckia hirta

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: sandy loam, loam, clay loam

Mature Height: 2 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: Annual , Perennial , Biennial

Pollinators: Nectar-Bees, Nectar-Butterflies, Nectar-insects

Larval Host: Gorgone Checkerspot, Bordered Patch butterfly 

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Bloodroot, La sanguinaire du Canada, Sanguinaria canadensis

Light: Part Shade , Shade

Moisture: Moist , Wet

Soil: Moist to mesic, well-drained, humus-rich soils. 

Mature Height: up to 2 feet

Duration: Perennial

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Blue stem goldenrod, Verge d’or bleuâtre, Solidago caesia

Light: part shade to full shade

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: loam, clay loam

Mature Height: 3 feet

Mature Spread: 1 foot

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: native bees, honey bees

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Butterfly milkweed, Asclépiade tubéreuse, Asclepias tuberosa

Light: full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: sandy loam

Mature Height: 2 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: native bees, honey bees, bumble bees

Larval Host: Grey Hairstreak, Monarch, & Queens butterflies

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Calico aster, l’aster calicot, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum

Light: sun, shade

Moisture: normal to dry 

Mature Height: up to 5 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: native bees

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Cardinal Flower, Lobélie cardinale,  Lobelia cardinalis

Light: sun, part shade, shade

Moisture: moist, wet

Soil: Moist to wet, humus-rich soil. Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Clay 

Mature Height: 1 to 6 feet

Mature Spread: 1-2 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: Butterflies, hummingbirds

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Cylindrical Blazing star, liatris cylindrique, Liatris cylindracea

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: sandy loam

Mature Height: 1 foot

Mature Spread: 0.5 foot

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: Butterflies, native bees, bumble bees

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Echinacea, échinacée pourpre, Echinacea purpurea

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: loam

Mature Height: 4 feet

Mature Spread: 1 foot

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: native bees, butterflies

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Evening Primrose, L'Onagre bisannuelle, Oenothera biennis

Light: shade to full sun

Moisture: dry

Soil: rocky or sandy

Mature Height: 4 feet

Mature Spread: 1 foot

Duration: biennial

Pollinators: moths

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False Sunflower, L'heliopsis faux-hélianthe, Heliopsis helianthoides

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: loam, clay loam

Mature Height: 5 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: long-horned bees (Melissodes spp.), long-horned bees, bumblebees (Bombus spp.), metallic green sweat bees (Agapostemon spp.), leafcutter bees (Megachile spp.), butterflies, flies

 

Fireweed, l'épilobe à feuilles étroites, Chamerion angustifolium

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: loam, clay loam

Mature Height: 5 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: Attracts native bees, honey bees, moths and hummingbirds.

Larval Host: White lined sphinx moth

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Foxglove Beardtongue, Penstemon de la digitale du renard, Penstemon cobaea

Light: Sun , Part Shade

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Calcareous or sandy loam. Rocky, Sandy, Limestone-based, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam Clay

Mature height: 1-3 feet 

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: a variety of moths, nectar-insects, butterflies, native bees, bumble bees

Larval Host: Dotted Checkerspot butterfly

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Great Blue Lobelia, Lobélie bleue, Lobelia siphilitica

Light: sun, part shade, shade

Moisture: moist, wet

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Mature Height: 2 to 5 feet

Mature Spread: 1 foot

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: native bees, bumble bees,  hummingbirds

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Grey headed prairie coneflower, Ratibida à feuilles pennées, Ratibida pinnata

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: sandy loam, clay loam

Mature Height: 5 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: butterflies, native bees

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Hairy Beardtongue, Penstemon hirsute, Penstemon hirsutus

Light: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Thin, well-drained soils

Mature Height: 16-32 in. 

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: hummingbirds, native bees, bumble bees

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Heart-leaved Aster,  Aster cordifolié, Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: clay loam to sandy loam, organic

Mature Height: 3 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: native bees, butterflies

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Lanceleaf coreopsis, coréopsis lancéolé, Coreopsis lanceolata

Light: full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: sand loam

Mature Height: 1.5 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: butterflies

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Little Bluestem, Barbon à balais, Schizachyrium scoparium

Light: Sun , Part Shade

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Well-drained soil. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone-based 

Duration: perennial

Larval Host: Ottoe Skipper, Indian Skipper, Crossline Skipper, Dusted Skipper, Cobweb butterfly, Dixie skipper

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Lobelia inflata, Lobélie gonflée

Light: Full, Partial, Shade

Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry

Mature height: up to 3 feet

Duration: annual

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New England aster, Aster de Nouvelle-Angleterre, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: medium

Soil: sandy loam, loam

Mature Height: 5 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: bees & butterflies

Larval Host:Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)and checkerspot butterflies.

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Nodding Onion, L'ail penché sauvage, Allium cernuum

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: loam

Mature Height: 1.5 feet

Mature Spread: 1 foot

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: butterflies, native bees

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Northern bush Honeysuckle, Dièreville chèvrefeuille, Diervilla lonicera

Light: Part Shade , Shade

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Dry, rocky, slightly acid soils. 

Mature Height: up to 3 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: bumble bees

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Obedient plant, La physostégie de Virginie, Physostegia virginiana

Light: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Moisture: Moist

Soil: Moist, humus-rich soils. 

Mature Height: up to 5 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: butterflies

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Pearly Everlasting, L'Immortelle d'argent,  Anaphalis margaritacea

Light: Sun , Part Shade

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Sandy or gravelly soils.

Mature height: up to 3 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: butterflies

Larval Host: Skippers, American Painted Lady

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Purple Flowering Raspberry, La ronce odorante, Rubus odoratus

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: medium

Soil: sandy loam, loam

Mature Height: 6 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

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Sky Blue aster, Aster azureus, Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

Light: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Moisture: Dry , Moist

Soil: Mesic to dry, average soils

Mature Height: 1-5 ft

Duration: perennial 

Pollinators: butterflies

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Smooth Aster, Aster de Laevis, Symphyotrichum laeve

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: sandy loam, loam, clay loam

Mature Height: 4 feet

Mature Spread: 1 foot

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies

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Sneezeweed, hélénie automnale, Helenium autumnale

Light : Sun

Moisture: Moist

Soil: Moist clay soil

Mature Height: Up to 5 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: native bees, butterflies

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Spotted bee balm, monarde ponctuée, Monarda punctata

Light: Sun

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Dry, sandy soils

Mature Height: up to 3 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: native bees, bumble bees, honey bees

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Spotted Joe Pyeweed, Eupatoire maculée, Eutrochium maculatum

Light: Sun , Part Shade

Moisture: Moist , Wet

Mature Height: up to 6 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: butterflies

Larval Host: The caterpillars of some moth species feed on various parts.

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Stout Goldenrod, Verge d'or squarreuse, Solidago squarrosa

Mature Height: up to 5 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: Native bees, honey bees

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Thimbleweed, Anémone cylindrique, Anemone cylindrica

Light: Sun , Part Shade

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Rocky soils

Mature Height: up to 3 feet

Duration: Perennial

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Virginia Mountain Mint, Pycnanthème de Virginie, Pycnanthemum virginianum

Light: Part Shade

Moisture: Moist

Soil: Moist, calcareous soils.

Mature Height: up to 3 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: butterflies, native bees, honey bees, bumble bees

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White Turtlehead, La fleur de la galane oblique, Chelone glabra

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: medium to wet

Soil: rich in organic matter

Mature Height: 3 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: Perennial

Native Pollinators: Bees, butterflies & hummingbirds

Larval Host: Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton) butterfly.

The female butterflies will lay eggs underneath host plant leaves. After hatching, the caterpillars will consume the host plant

 

Wild Columbine, Ancolie du Canada, Aquilegia canadensis

Light: Part Shade , Shade

Moisture: Dry , Moist 

Soil: Sandy, well-drained soils. Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy, Limestone-based. Not too rich. 

Mature Height: 2 feet

Mature Spread: 1 foot

Duration: Perennial 

Pollinators: Birds , Butterflies , Hummingbirds

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Wild Geranium, Le géranium maculé,  Geranium maculatum

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist

Soil Description: Rich, acid 

Mature Height: 1 foot

Mature Spread: 1 foot

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: bumble bees, native bees

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Woodland Sunflower, Hélianthe à feuilles étalées, Helianthus divaricatus

Light: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Sandy 

Mature height: up to 5 feet tall

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: native bees

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