I almost hate to add in something so bourgeois as the picture below into the middle of an upscale series of nice native prairie wildflowers. I'll also admit that I'm a little ashamed to reveal this hideous mess to my fellow gardening masses, but I feel I have to show you something both wild, and flowery in my garden, even if it's not "native."
Well, it ain't perfect, but if the Petunia From Hell wants to self-seed and help me save my gardening pennies for other things, who am I to stop it? Until it eats the blacktop, it can thrive here all it wants. If only the color was something beside mauve.