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Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota

Backyard Wildflower & Native Grass Plantings

Two Photos -- Left: Wildflowers growing in backyard near a house. Right: A stand of native grass near a city street.

Wildflowers and Native Grasses Can Make a Wonderful Addition to any backyard or boulevard. Once established, they are virtually maintenance free and can provide a diversity of colors. Information on site preparation, species selection, maintenance and seed sources can be found in the following publications:

1. Brokke, Kathleen. 1990. North Dakota's First Wildflower Pioneer. North Dakota 
     Outdoors, June 1990. pp 12-13.

2. Grondahl, Chris. 1999. Attracting Wildlife to Your Back Yard-A Guide to Increasing Wildlife Diversity and Aesthetic Value Around Your Home. ND Game and Fish Department.

3. LaDuke, John. 1990. Planting Wildflowers. North Dakota Outdoors, July 1990. pp 20-21.

4. Tober, Dwight. 1990. Prairie Plants for Reduced Maintenance. North Dakota Outdoors, August 1990. pp 14-17.

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