A beautiful small tree that indicates spring is here with its bright pink flowers that are later replaced with heart-shaped leaves. Also supports a large number of different bee species. A study in KC showed that Cercis is one of the plant genera in our
A shorter goldenrod great for your shady garden. May colonize by rhizomes. Goldenrods are great pollen and nectar sources in late fall, and host plants for several moth species. Can spread as wide as tall.
Though the flowers aren't showy, we absolutely love the puffball seeds that glow in the winter, especially against bronze grasses like shorter Andropogons or Little bluestem. Deeply rooted plant tolerant of extreme drought.