Native MN plants

Asked May 5, 2016, 11:15 PM EDT

Hi, I've been working on planting/seeding many native plants in my yard. But, I need help identifying please-especially the ones from variety seed packs. Thank you, Andrew

Dakota County Minnesota wildflowers and native plants seedling identification native plant seeding

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http://www.canton-mi.org/DocumentCenter/View/204
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/page/flowers-by-color

Because you have the list of seeds in the packet this data site could be useful for looking up images of the plants you planted.
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/
http://grownative.org/native-plant-info/plant-picker/
The pictures you provided are good and the seedlings are distinctive for someone
who is familiar with native plants. I will ask the team of experts if someone can identify these for you. If they can't identifications will be easier when they flower. I would also be helpful if you could provide a list of the seeds in the packet to limit the possibilities.

Seedling ID can be tricky, because plants look very different at this stage from their mature form. Here's are a few really good seedling ID resources for you (also available in print from Blue Moon Nursery):
https://secure.iowadot.gov/lrtf/docs/PrairieSeedlingGuide.pdf
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/mopmcpu6313.pdf
http://www.millenniumreserve.org/globalassets/guides/native-plant-leaf-id-guide.pdf
Hopefully, these might be a help with the first photo - with the four whorled, evenly spaced leaf arrangement up the stem (though I could not find a good match) .

The second photo looks like common mullein:

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/common_mullein.htm