Chocolate Flower – Berlandiera lyrata

These adorable little daisy-like flowers will brighten your warm-season mornings with sunny yellow color and the unmistakable scent of chocolate! The maroon center of the flower provides a perfect landing pad for the butterflies that flock to it for nectar. Native to northern Mexico, southeastern Arizona, and Texas; the hardy Chocolate Flower will tolerate temperatures…

Butterfly Milkweed – Asclepias tuberosa

This unique species of milkweed is native to eastern North America where it is frequently seen growing along roadsides and in open fields. Its perennial foliage emerges each spring from a hardy tuberous root that withstands temperatures much colder than our Arizona winter lows. Surprisingly, butterfly milkweed’s herbaceous stems lack the milky sap that we…