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Instead of:
Silver Maple
Acer glabrum (Rocky Mountain Maple)
Blue Mist Spirea
Mirabilis multi ora (Desert 4 O’Clock)
Russian Sage
Amorpha canescens (Leadplant)
Cercocarpus intricatus (Mountain Mahogany)
Berlandiera lyrata (Chocolate Flower)
May Night Salvia
Penstemon strictus (Beardtongue)
Chrysothamnus nauseosus (Baby Blue Rabbitbrush)
Liatris punctata (Blazing Star or Gayfeather)
Silvermound Wormwood
Artemisia frigida (Fringed Sage)
Karl Forester Grass
Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
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Native plants, correctly sited, are naturally adapted to Colorado’s climate, soil, and envi- ronment. They attract birds, bees, butter ies and other native pollinators. Ideally, they should be planted in groups to provide a hefty forage patch. It is common to dismiss attracting insects and caterpillars to the garden because they may be viewed as pests that damage foliage, however damage is generally not detectable when viewed from a little distance—and is well worth having butter ies, bees, and birds to watch!
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The Rocky Mountain region is home to over 4,000 native plants. Many of these can be just as attractive as the “alien” plants commonly found in the big box stores. A few suggestions for you:
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