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Ratibida pinnata

Ratibida pinnata

Common Name: Gray-head Coneflower
Gray-head Coneflower blooms profusely all summer with large yellow flowers that have drooping petals. The flowers surround a brown seedhead that birds eat from if plants are left standing. Gray-head Coneflower is good for erosion control, prairie plantings and will self-seed.
Rhamnus caroliniana

Rhamnus caroliniana

Common Name: Carolina Buckthorn
Indian Cherry is a small tree or shrub with dark-green, lustrous leaves that bears beautiful, sweet, round fruit that ripens red to black between August and October. In the fall, the foliage is yellow to orange yellow and will sometime last into the winter.
Rhus aromatica

Rhus aromatica

Common Name: Fragrant Sumac
Aromatic Sumac has red berries that follow yellow spring blooms. Brilliant red and orange fall foliage. Leaves and twigs are aromatic.
Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

Common Name: Gro-Low Sumac
'Gro-Low' Sumac is a dense, low-growing shrub that is shorter than the native shrub. Spreads by rhizomes to create thickets. Fall leaves are orange and red. Leaves and twigs are aromatic.
Rhus aromatica 'Konza'

Rhus aromatica 'Konza'

Common Name: Konza Fragrant Sumac
Konza Fragrant Sumac has yellow spring flowers followed by clusters of fuzzy red fall fruits on female plants. Fruit may persist into winter and is an important food source for wildlife.
Rhus copallina

Rhus copallina

Common Name: Flameleaf Sumac
Flameleaf Sumac is a large colonizing shrub. Its ripe, crimson red fruit is an important food for wildlife. Like other sumacs, it spreads by rhizomes to form thickets.
Rhus glabra

Rhus glabra

Common Name: Smooth Sumac
Smooth Sumac has compact clusters of dark red, velvety fall berries and striking red fall foliage. Shrubs spread to form large, dense thickets. Good food and cover for wildlife.
Rhus typhina

Rhus typhina

Common Name: Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac has brilliant red fall foliage and compact clusters of dark red, velvety fall berries enjoyed by wildlife. Forms thickets.

Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger'

Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger'

Common Name: Tiger Eyes Sumac
Dwarf, slow-spreading selection with striking golden foliage. New growth starts out chartreuse, but soon changes to a bright yellow, then brilliant scarlet-orange in fall.
Ribes alpinum

Ribes alpinum

Common Name: Alpine Currant
Alpine Currant is dense branching with glossy green leaves. Grows well in sun or shade. Alpine Currant has greenish flowers in late April with dull yellow fall color.
Ribes aureum

Ribes aureum

Common Name: Golden Currant
Golden Currant is a deciduous shrub with light-green, three-lobed leaves and spicy-scented racemes of yellow flowers, on long, wand-like stems, which turn orange with age. Golden Currant berries are either yellow, red or black when ripe.
Ribes odoratum

Ribes odoratum

Common Name: Clove Currant

Clove Currant has yellow, spring flowers with clove-like fragrance on thornless, arching branches. Summer berries enjoyed by wildlife.

Robinia ambigua 'Purple Robe'

Robinia ambigua 'Purple Robe'

Common Name: Purple Robe Locust

Moderately fast growing, Purple Robe is a compact, rounded tree with spiny shoots. New growth is reddish-bronze. Rose pink, fragrant, showy flowers held in pendant racemes.

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady PP9771'

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady PP9771'

Common Name: Twisty Baby® Locust

Twisty Baby is a Black Locust cultivar with shrubby growth habit, zigzag branching and curling of some of the mature leaflets. Unique specimen tree for small spaces.

Rosa carolina

Rosa carolina

Common Name: Carolina Rose
Rosa palustris

Rosa palustris

Common Name: Swamp Rose
Swamp Rose has showy, open flowers on arching branches. Fleshy, red fruits, or hips, are eaten by wildlife.
Rosa rugosa

Rosa rugosa

Common Name: Rugosa Rose
Rugosa Rose is native to Asia, where it grows on the coast, often on sand dunes. It has large fruits, or hips, that are enjoyed by wildlife. Salt-tolerant.
Rosa setigera

Rosa setigera

Common Name: Prairie Rose
Rosa X 'Knockout'

Rosa X 'Knockout'

Common Name: Knockout® Rose
Knockout Rose produces tough, disease-resistant, compact plants that rebloom all season long. Bright orange hips persist into fall. Great for small spaces, hedges or mixed borders.
Rubus allegheniensis

Rubus allegheniensis

Common Name: Common Blackberry
Blackberries are perennial plants, which bear thorny, biennial stems, or canes. Vigorous growth and tolerant of poor soils, plants readily colonize ditches and wastelands.
Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Common Name: Orange Coneflower
Native Orange Coneflower plants make bushy, upright clumps with a profuse display of brown-eyed, yellow-orange daisies from midsummer through the fall. Seedheads have good winter interest and seeds are favored by birds and small mammals. Excellent for mass planting, combining especially well with native grasses.
Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan is an easy-to-grow, highly adaptable annual or biannual native wildflower. Does best with regular moisture as do its cultivars such as 'Goldsturm' or 'Indian Summer.'
Rudbeckia hirta 'Goldsturm'

Rudbeckia hirta 'Goldsturm'

Common Name: Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan
Among the best border perennials available, Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan is a selection of one of our native North American wildflowers. Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan plants make a bushy, upright clump with a profuse display of brown-eyed, yellow-orange daisies from midsummer through the fall. Seedheads have good winter interest. Excellent for mass planting, combining especially well with ornamental grasses.
Rudbeckia missouriensis

Rudbeckia missouriensis

Common Name: Missouri Black-eyed Susan
Missouri Black-eyed Susan is found on roadsides and in limestone glades throughout the Ozarks. Naturalizes easily and can spread to form large colonies. Long summer to early fall bloom period.
Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Common Name: Sweet Coneflower
Sweet Coneflower is a native superstar! In late summer, it puts on a dazzling display of typical golden yellow flowers with dark brown dome-shaped centers. The foliage of this long-lived resilient plant is medium green and forms a tidy basal clump.
Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Common Name: Brown-Eyed Susan
Hundreds of small deep gold flowers bloom atop several upright, branching stems for almost three months in late summer through fall. Brown-Eyed Susan is a short-lived perennial or biennial which spreads well from seed. Prefers sandy or loamy, moist soils, but is drought resistant. Spreads slowly by rhizomes.
Ruellia humilis

Ruellia humilis

Common Name: Wild Petunia
Wild Petunia is a drought-tolerant native to the Midwest prairie. It has delightful small lavender petunia flowers that bloom for several weeks in summer. Compact plants are very easy to grow and naturalizes easily.