|GRASSES||43% (14.3410 PLS/ft2)|
|Blue Grama, Bad River||Sand Bluestem, Champ|
|Indiangrass, Cheyenne||Sideoats Grama, Butte|
|Little Bluestem, Aldous||Switchgrass, Blackwell|
|Prairie Junegrass||Western Wheatgrass, Barton|
|WILDFLOWERS||57% (18.913 PLS/ft2)|
|American Vetch||Mexican Hat|
|Aromatic Aster||Missouri Evening Primrose|
|Baldwin’s Ironweed||Pitcher Sage|
|Black-eyed Susan||Prairie Aster|
|Blanketflower (Indian Blanket)||Prairie Spiderwort|
|Blue Flax||Purple Poppymallow|
|Canada Milkvetch||Purple Prairie Clover|
|Candle Anemone||Rocky Mountain Bee Plant|
|Common Evening Primrose||Roundhead Lespedeza|
|Common Milkweed||Scarlet Globemallow|
|Cudweed Sagewort||Sensitive Briar|
|Dotted Gayfeather||Shell-leaf Penstemon|
|Engelmann’s Daisy||Showy Milkweed|
|False Boneset||Showy Partridgepea|
|False Sunflower||Stiff Goldenrod|
|Four-Point Evening Primrose||Stiff Sunflower|
|Fringed Sagewort||Upright Coneflower|
|Heath Aster||Western Wild Rose|
|Hoary Vervain||Western Yarrow|
|Illinois Bundleflower||White Prairie Clover|
|TOTAL: 33.254 PLS/ft2|
High Quality Habitat
- A minimum of 50% of the seed mixture will be comprised of wildflowers and forbs.
- Each seeding mixture will contain 40 or more species to provide high diversity and broad benefits.
- Each seeding mixture will contain at least one appropriate milkweed species to benefit monarch butterflies.
- An appropriate number of flowering plants will be provided throughout the entire growing season.
- Seeding mixtures are designed using the appropriate seeds per square foot for each species.
A note about wildflower and pollinator seed mixes
The establishment of a wildflower, prairie, or pollinator seed mix depends on two critical elements: time and management. Many of the wildflower species listed in these mixtures will take several years to show up…be patient. In addition, the natural process of plant succession means that you’ll need to manage the stand to keep it looking diverse and colorful in the future. Otherwise, grasses tend to dominate the community. Every two years, plan to manage your habitat by applying some form of management like prescribed burning, herbicide application, light disking, managed grazing or haying.
The Habitat Organization
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management policies and programs.