Kansas City Wildlands Prairie and
Glade Plant List
The easiest time to spot plants is when they are in
bloom. It is wise to mark them if you plan to collect seed later.
Colored yarn or plastic marking tape works well as a marker.
Generally seed is ready to collect 6-8 weeks after bloom, but
the time varies with each species. It pays to keep a log of the
plants you have marked so you will know when to look for seed.
Store collected seed in a paper bag in a cool but dry location.
Mark the storage bag with Species name, date collected, place
collected and your name. Leave some seed for Future generations.
Wildlands seed should be delivered to the Discovery Center attention
"Wendy". The below listed research links have more
pictures of plants and more information
Research links: Missouri
Plants Ks Plants
Dyck Aboretum Prairie Seeds & Seedlings project EIU
(Click for alphabetical
list or for color
Some existing plants in order of bloom and their priority
for collecting seed.
Introductions to Jerry Smith Park:
If you see any of these introductions in bloom at Jerry Smith
park that have not been noted above, please report them to Larry