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In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- JOHN MUIR


Natives

Many of the grasses and forbs that grow in and around Lake Katherine area are native to the area. However, many growing outside of protected areas such as Lake Katherine, have been destroyed due to urban sprawl and development. The following is a list of the native forbs and grasses that continue to thrive at Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens.

Grasses
Indian-Grass
Little-Bluestem
Big-Bluestem
Canada Wild Rye
Switchgrass

Forbs
Rattlesnake-Master
Prairie Dock
Cup-Plant
Blazing Star
Pale Purple Coneflower
New-England-Aster
Purple-Coneflower
Milkweed
Compass-Plant
Trillium spp
Bloodroot
Wild-Geranium
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Goldenrod
Boneset
Swampmallow
Cattail
Obedient Plant
Blue-Vervain
Black-eyed-Susan
Wild Indigo
Wild Quinine
Wild-Bergamot
Blue Flag Iris
Common Rush
Water Lily
Wild-Columbine


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