the plants

Blue Grama

The test plot for the Prairie in the Park project is home to a mix of native grass and wildflower seeds that, over time, will create a two-acre urban prairie in Benson Park. Two seed mixes have been used – a low grow grass and wildflower mix and a rain garden mixture.

To learn more about native plants in Nebraska, visit the Nebraska Statewide Arborteum. For more information about the Prairie in the Park project, contact Omaha by Design at 402.934.7055 or info@omahabydesign.org.

the grasses

  • Whisper Blue Fescue
  • Rhino Hard Fescue
  • Quattro Sheeps Fescue
  • Little Bluestem
  • Sideoats Grama
  • Blue Grama
  • Virginia Wildrye
  • Red Top
  • Bristly Sedge
  • Fox Sedge
  • Big Bluestem
  • Green Bulrush
  • Softstem Bulrush
  • Notting Sedge
  • Lurid Sedge
  • Gray’s Sedge

the wildflowers

  • Blackeyed Susan
  • Blanketflower
  • Blue Flax
  • Chicory
  • Cornflower
  • Dames Rocket
  • Dwarf Red Coreopsis
  • False Sunflower
  • Greyhead Prairie Coneflower
  • Illinois Bundleflower
  • Indian Blanket
  • Lanceleaf Coreopsis
  • Lathco Flat Pea
  • Lead Plant
  • Lemon Mint
  • Mexican Red Hat
  • Missouri Primrose
  • Partridge Pea
  • Perennial Lupine
  • Plains Coreopsis
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Purple Prairie Flower
  • Scarlet Flax
  • Shasta/Oxeye Daisy
  • Spiked Gayfeather
  • Thickspike Gayfeather
  • Upright Prairie Coneflower
  • White Yarrow
  • Swamp Milkweed
  • New England Aster
  • Ohio Spiderwort
  • Blue Vervain
  • Golden Alexanders