ANDERSON — The Friends of Mounds State Park group will sell native plants and wildflowers at the park on May 17.
The annual native plant sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the nature center lawn.
Native plants and wildflowers are hardy and can grow in less-than-perfect soils. Some need less water than plants from big-box stores and can be ideal for Indiana summers.
Plants range in price from $1 to $8. More than 60 varieties will be available, including prairie and woodland plants, and plants that attract and host monarch butterflies, such as orange butterfly weed and rose swamp milkweed.
Some plants are harvested from the butterfly garden at Mounds State Park. Others are grown by Friends of Mounds State Park members or purchased as starters from a local nursery. New this year, the Friends will also sell a limited supply of Leopold Bench kits. The benches are named for conservationist Aldo Leopold.
The park naturalist will have critters on hand to keep children entertained while adults shop.
Standard park entrance fees of $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle apply.
Mounds State Park is located at 4306 Mounds Road.
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