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Native Wildflower Seeds & Plants

Native plants adapt to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. They provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as a food source for native butterflies, insects, birds and other wildlife.  In comparison, common horticultural plants do not provide energetic rewards for their visitors and often require insect pest control to survive.

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  • CAMPANULA AMERICANA | Tall Bellflower
    $0.00 Choose Options CAMPANULA AMERICANA | Tall Bellflower
    Campanula comes from the Latin campana and means "little bell". Americana means "of America" meaning the first identification of this species happened in America. Many branches on a slender, straight stem produce these...

  • CAMPANULA ROTUNDIFOLIA | Harebells | Wildflower Gardening
    CAMPANULA ROTUNDIFOLIA | Harebells
    Curiously, this species is named for the round leaves at the base of the stem which are rarely seen.. Most of the visible leaves are actuallu quite narrow Light blue to purple blooms on rock ledges, beaches and meadows from...

  • CASSIA  HEBECARPA | Wild Senna
    $0.00 Choose Options CASSIA HEBECARPA | Wild Senna
    Grows to 4 feet in favorable conditions on stream banks and in open woods from July to August.   Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • CASSIA FASCICULATA| Partridge Pea
    $0.00 Choose Options CASSIA FASCICULATA| Partridge Pea
    Golden Cassia, Large-flowered Sensitive Pea, Prairie Senna, Senna Pea, Wild Sensitive Plant. Chaemacrista from the Greek word meaning "low crest"; fasciculata from the Latin word meaning "grouped together in bundles", most...

  • CASSIA MARILANDICA | Maryland Senna
    $0.00 Choose Options CASSIA MARILANDICA | Maryland Senna
    Maryland Senna, Yellow flowers about 1" across, grows in moist open areas along prairie streams, open moist thickets and shaded areas in southern part of the Tall grass Region into northern Illinois and Iowa. Can reach 6...

  • CASTELLIJA COCCINEA | Indian Paintbrush
    $0.00 Choose Options CASTELLIJA COCCINEA | Indian Paintbrush
    Indian Paintbrush (Castellia Coccinea (Indian Paintbrush) is currently found infrequently in open woodlands and meadows. Blooms bright red from May to August. The roots of this plant can penetrate the roots of other plants,...

  • CEANOTHUS AMERICANUS | New Jersey Tea
    $0.00 Choose Options CEANOTHUS AMERICANUS | New Jersey Tea
    Ceanothus from an ancient name, the meaning of which has been lost and from americanus meaning "of America". Found on prairies and prairie remnants and along the borders of woods and rocky sites. Blooms from late May to...

  • CELASTRUS SCANDENS | Bittersweet
    $0.00 Choose Options CELASTRUS SCANDENS | Bittersweet
    Climbing Bittersweet, Climbing Orange Root, Fever Twig, Fever Twitch, Staff Vine, Waxwork From the Greek for a type of evergreen plant and scandens from the Latin for climbing. Found throughout the Tallgrass region,...

  • Buttonbush  | Cephalanthus Occidentalis Wildflower
    $0.00 Choose Options CEPHALANTHUS OCCIDENTALIS | Buttonbush
    Buttonbush, Common Buttonbush, Globeflowers, Honey-balls, Pond Dogwood, Swamp Sycamore From the Greek kephale meaning head and occidentalis meaning western or of the western hemisphere. Found in most of the northeastern...

  • CHELONE GLABRA | Turtlehead
    $0.00 Choose Options CHELONE GLABRA | Turtlehead
    Turtlehead, Balmony, Bitter Herb, Codhead, Fish Mouth, Shellflower, Snakehead, Snake Mouth, Turtlebloom Chelone from the Greek for tortoise and glabra from the Latin word meaning smooth, referring to lack of hairs or...

  • CICUTA MACULATA | Water Hemlock
    CICUTA MACULATA | Water Hemlock
    Water Hemlock, Beaver Poison, Carotte a Moreau, Cowbane, Musquash root, Spotted Cowbane, Spotted Hemlock Cicuta from the ancient Latin for poison hemlock and maculata from the Latin meaning "spotted or mottled", referring...

  • CLEMATIS VIRGINIANA | Virgin's Bower
    $0.00 Choose Options CLEMATIS VIRGINIANA | Virgin's Bower
    Virgin's Bower, Old Man's Beard From the Greek klema meaning "vine branch" and the Latin virginiana meaning "of Virginia". Blooms from May through August. White flowers with four shall petals and greenish-white sepals.The...

  • COREOPSIS LANCEOLATA | Lanceleaf Coreopsis
    $0.00 Choose Options COREOPSIS LANCEOLATA | Lanceleaf Coreopsis
    Coreopsis from the Greek meaning "having the appearance of a bug", referring to the buglike shape of the seeds. Found throughout the Tallgrass Region, large yellow flowers bloom from June through July. Beekeepers use this...

  • COREOPSIS PALMATA | Prairie Coreopsis
    $0.00 Choose Options COREOPSIS PALMATA | Prairie Coreopsis
    Prairie Coreopsis, Tickseed, Stiff Tickseed, Stiff Coreopsis" Coreopsis from the Greek meaning "having the appearance of a bug", referring to the buglike shape of the seeds. Palmata means "palmate", like fingers radiating...

  • COREOPSIS TINCTORIA | Plains Coreopsis
    $0.00 Choose Options COREOPSIS TINCTORIA | Plains Coreopsis
    Coreopsis from the Greek meaning "having the appearance of a bug", referring to the buglike shape of the seeds. Found throughout the Tallgrass Region, blooms from June to September. Beekeepers use this species as a good...

  • Tall Coreopsis - Coreopsis Tripteris
    $0.00 Choose Options COREOPSIS TRIPTERIS | Tall Coreopisis
    Coreopsis from the Greek meaning "having the appearance of a bug", referring to the buglike shape of the seeds. Found throughout the Tallgrass Region, blooms from June to September. C. tripteris can reach 10 feet under...

  • CROTALARIA SAGITTILIS | Rattlebox
    $0.00 Choose Options CROTALARIA SAGITTILIS | Rattlebox
    "Rattlebox, wild Pea, Locoweed" Crotolaria from the Greek crotalon meaning "a rattle" in refernce to the loose seeds inside the pod. Sagittilis is from the Latin meaning "like an arrowhead" referring to the shape of the...

  • DECODON VERTICILLATUS | Swamp Loosestrife
    $0.00 Choose Options DECODON VERTICILLATUS | Swamp Loosestrife
    From the Greek "deca" for ten and "odus" for tooth; "verticillatus" from the the greek word meaning "whorled". Perennial, shrubby herb, a rare part of the northern Tallgrass region, being found only on the Paleozoic Plateau...

  • DELPHINIUM VIRESCENS | Prairie Larkspur
    DELPHINIUM VIRESCENS | Prairie Larkspur
    "Prairie Larkspur, Plains Larkspur" Delphinium from the Greek for Dolphin referring to the shape of the flower. Virescens from the Greek word for "greenish", referring to the color of the flower. Early bloomer, from May to...

  • DESMANTHUS ILLINOENSIS | Illinois Bundleflower
    $0.00 Choose Options DESMANTHUS ILLINOENSIS | Illinois Bundleflower
    Illinois Bundleflower, Illinois Acacia, Prairie Mimosa, Pickle-weed" Common, almost weedy in disturbed prairies, pastures and sandy thickets. Averages 3 feet but can reach 5 feet or more with ideal conditions. Blooms from...

  • DESMODIUM CANADENSE | Showy Tick Trefoil
    $0.00 Choose Options DESMODIUM CANADENSE | Showy Tick Trefoil
    Desmodium from the Greek for "long branch or chain" and canadense meaning "of Canada". Favors moist or mesic portions of the Tallgrass Prairie, flowers from June through September. generally reaches about three feet, but...

  • DESMODIUM ILLINOENSE | Illinoise Tick Trefoil
    $0.00 Choose Options DESMODIUM ILLINOENSE | Illinoise Tick Trefoil
    Desmodium from the Greek for "long branch or chain" and canadense meaning "of Canada". Favors moist or mesic portions of the Tallgrass Prairie, flowers from June through September. generally reaches about three feet, but...

  • Midland Shooting Star
    $0.00 Choose Options DODECATHEON MEADII | Midland Shooting Star
    "Midlanbd Shooting Star, American Cowslip, Birdbills, Johnny Jump, Pride-of-Ohio, Rooster Heads" Dodecatheon after the Greek word for "twelve Gods" and Meadii in honor of Dr. Richard Mead, early English physician and...

  • Narrow Purple Coneflower - Echinacea Angustifolia
    $0.00 Choose Options ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA | Narrow Purple Coneflower
    Narrow Purple Coneflower (Echinacea Angustifolia) - Found mostly in the northern portions of the Tallgrass Region on recently burned areas or where the soil has been disturbed. Blooms are purple to pink (rarely white) and...

  • Pale Purple Coneflower
    $0.00 Choose Options ECHINACEA PALIDA | Pale Purple Coneflower
    Echinacea from the Greek word for "sea urchin" or "hedgehog" referring to the spiny chaff at the center of these flowers. Pallida is from the latin word for "pale". Perennial; reaches 2 to 3 feet; leaves are mostly basal...

  • Bush's Coneflower - Echinacea paradoxa
    $0.00 Choose Options ECHINACEA PARADOXA | Bush's Coneflower
    Echinacea from the Greek word for "sea urchin" or "hedgehog" referring to the spiny chaff at the center of these flowers. Paradoxa from the Latin, paradoxus for "strange" or "unexpected".   Click Here for Detailed...

  • ECHINACEA PURPUREA | Purple Coneflower
    $0.00 Choose Options ECHINACEA PURPUREA | Purple Coneflower
    "Purple Coneflower, Black Samson, Red Sunflower" Echinacea from the Greek word for "sea urchin" or "hedgehog" referring to the spiny chaff at the center of these flowers. Purpurea also from the Greek for the word meaning...

  • EPILOBIUM GLANDULOSUM | Northern Willow Herb
    $0.00 Choose Options EPILOBIUM GLANDULOSUM | Northern Willow Herb
    Northern willow Herb" Epilobium from the Greek meaning "upon or above the pod" referring to the manner in which the flowers keep blooming above the seed pods as they develop lower on the flower spike. An herbal tea made...

  • ERYNGIUM YUCCIFOLIUM | Rattlesnake Master
    $0.00 Choose Options ERYNGIUM YUCCIFOLIUM | Rattlesnake Master
    "Rattlesnake Master, Button Snakeroot, Yucca-leaf Eryngo, Corn Snakeroot, Water-eryngo, Rattlesnake Flag, Rattlesnake Weed" Eryngium from the Greek word for "a prickly plant" and yuccifolium from the Greek word for yucca...

  • EUPATORIUM ALTISSIMUM | Tall Boneset
    $0.00 Choose Options EUPATORIUM ALTISSIMUM | Tall Boneset
    Rather hairy plant from 3 to 6 feet. White blooms from late summer to first frost. Common in dry upland prairies, old fields and open woods. Does best where sites have been disturbed through intensive grazing...

  • EUPATORIUM COELESTINUM | Mist Flower
    $0.00 Choose Options EUPATORIUM COELESTINUM | Mist Flower
    Rather hairy plant from 3 to 6 feet. White blooms from late summer to first frost. Common in dry upland prairies, old fields and open woods. Does best where sites have been disturbed through intensive grazing...

  • EUPATORIUM MACULATUM | Joe Pye Weed
    $0.00 Choose Options EUPATORIUM MACULATUM | Joe Pye Weed
    Joe Pye Weed, Spotted Joe Pye Weed, King-of-the-Meadow, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Thoroughwort Perennial, 2 - 6 feet, stem purple or purple-spotted, purple-brown flowers in flat-topped clusters bloom from July through September...

  • EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM | Boneset
    $0.00 Choose Options EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM | Boneset
    "Boneset, Agueweed, Crosswort, Indian Sage, Thoroughwort, Throughwort" Greek, from the name of the King of Pontus, Eupator and perfoliatum from per (through) and folium (leaf) referring to the way the stem grows "through"...

  • EUPATORIUM PURPUREUM | Sweet Joe Pye
    $0.00 Choose Options EUPATORIUM PURPUREUM | Sweet Joe Pye
    "Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Boneset, Gravel-root, Hempweed, Jopi Root, Jopi Weed, Kidney Root, King-of-the-Meadow, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Marsh Milkweed, Motherwort, Quillwort, Skunk Weed, Stink  Trumpet Weed, Quillwort and...

  • EUPATORIUM RUGOSUM | White Snakeroot
    $0.00 Choose Options EUPATORIUM RUGOSUM | White Snakeroot
    "White Snakeroot, Deerwort, Poolwort, Rich Weed, Snake Weed, Squaw Weed, White Sanicle" Greek, from the name of the King of Pontus, Eupator and rugosum from the Latin for "wrinkled", most likely referring to the appearance...

  • EUPHORBIA COROLLATA | Flowering Spurge
    $0.00 Choose Options EUPHORBIA COROLLATA | Flowering Spurge
    "Flowering Spurge, Flat-topped Spurge, Milk Purslane, Milkweed, Snake Milk, Tramp's Spurge, White-flowered Milkweed, Wild Hippo" Mostlike after Euphorbus, a physician to King Juba of Namidia and from the Latin corollata,...

  • FILIPENDULA RUBRA | Queen of the Prairie
    $0.00 Choose Options FILIPENDULA RUBRA | Queen of the Prairie
    Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula Rubra) is a native perennial plant, unbranched and ranges between 3-6 feet tall. The central stem is smooth and sometimes reddish. Prefers full or partial sun, and wet to moist...

  • GALIUM BOREALE | Northern Bed Straw
    GALIUM BOREALE | Northern Bed Straw
    The tiny white flowers of this perennial form dozens of dense clusters about half an inch wide. The clusters are found at the tips of the many branches. Narrow Leaves from stems about a foot long arise in tufts from shallow...

  • GAURA BIENNIS | Biennial Guara
    $0.00 Choose Options GAURA BIENNIS | Biennial Guara
    Biennial Gaura (Gaura biennis) grows to six feet in it's second year. with small pink flowers and establishes a prairie planting.  Completes its life-cycle in two years; however will distribute numerous seeds while...

  • GENTIANA ANDREWSII | Bottle Gentian
    GENTIANA ANDREWSII | Bottle Gentian
    "Bottle Gentian, Barrel Gentian, Blind Gentian, Cloistered Gentian"   Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • GENTIANA FLAVIDA | Cream Gentian
    $0.00 Choose Options GENTIANA FLAVIDA | Cream Gentian
    Genus named for the ancient King Gentius of Illyria, the discoverer of the medicinal properties of these plants.   Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • GENTIANA QUINQUEFOLIA | Stiff Gentian
    $0.00 Choose Options GENTIANA QUINQUEFOLIA | Stiff Gentian
    Genus named for the ancient King Gentius of Illyria, the discoverer of the medicinal properties of these plants.   Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • GERANIUM MACULATUM | Wild Geranium
    $0.00 Choose Options GERANIUM MACULATUM | Wild Geranium
    Wild Geranium, Alum Bloom, Alum Root, American Kimo Root, Chocolate Flower, Crane Bill, Crowfoot, Culver Root, Dove's Foot, Love Knot, Pigeon Foot, Red Robin, Rock Weed, Sailor's Knot, Shame Face   Click Here for...

  • GEUM TRIFLORUM | Prairie Smoke
    $0.00 Choose Options GEUM TRIFLORUM | Prairie Smoke
    "Old Man's Whiskers, Johnny Smokers, Long-plumed purple Avens"     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • GLYCYRRHIZA LEPIDOTA | Wild Licorice
    $0.00 Choose Options GLYCYRRHIZA LEPIDOTA | Wild Licorice
    "Licorice root, American Licorice, Sweet Wood" Glycyrrhiza is from the Greek word glycys meaning "sweet" and rhiza meaning "root". Lepidota means "scaly".     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • HELENIUM AUTUMNALE | Sneezeweed
    $0.00 Choose Options HELENIUM AUTUMNALE | Sneezeweed
    Sneezeweed, Staggerwort, Swamp Sunflower Helenium comes from the Greek name for this plant, named after Helen of Troy; autumnale meaning "of autumn", named for its blooming time.   Click Here for Detailed...

  • HELIANTHUS GROSSESERRATUS | Sawtooth Sunflower
    $0.00 Choose Options HELIANTHUS GROSSESERRATUS | Sawtooth Sunflower
    Sawtooth Sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus) can be distinguished from other Sunflowers by its red, smooth stems can be aggressive and may not be suitable for small landscape plantings.  Can reach 6 feet or more...

  • HELIANTHUS LAETIFLORUS | Showy Sunflower
    $0.00 Choose Options HELIANTHUS LAETIFLORUS | Showy Sunflower
    Helianthus is from the Greek word helios meaning "sun" and anthos for "flower".   Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...