The folks at Prairie Moon (Winona, Minn.) are producing a series of videos profiling plants as they bloom. This week they released coverage of Wild Ginger (Asaraum canadense) and Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea).
PrairieMoonNursery — May 24, 2010 — Late April at Prairie Moon Nursery is when the Wild Ginger flowers can be seen before the leaves get bigger and you get a nice woodland ground cover.
PrairieMoonNursery — May 24, 2010 — May 17. Indian Paintbrush provides that rare red color in a prairie but can be difficult from seed – it needs a host plant. We have had success w/ drier prairie grasses: Little Blustem, Side-oats Grama, Hairy Grama, Blue Grama, June Grass or a drier Sedge (Carex).