Native seeds

pufftrinket(5MI)January 2, 2007

I am looking for sources for the following native plants. I'd like to buy somewhat larger quantities ( that is, more than a packet) because I want to create stands of these plants within mixed habitat. I am working on encouraging some endangered Michigan insects.

Any guidance is appreciated!

Phlox pilosa

Lupinus perennis

Viola pedata



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ahughes798(z5 IL)

Have you tried Prairie Moon Nursery, or Prairie Nursery?

    Bookmark   January 2, 2007 at 11:48PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Where are you in Michigan? I'm in Grand Rapids with a cottage in Sparta (a bit north of GR). I planted Wild Blue Lupines along with many other native plants last year and I'm going to continue to expand every year. I have a packet of Lupine seeds I could share. I have tons of other natives I could share, as well. Check out my trade list or e-mail me with a wish list and I'll see what else I have.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2007 at 7:59AM
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Hello Pufftrinket,

It sounds like you are a fan of Michigan's dry sand prairies.

Have you visited the MNA or TNC preserves in Newaygo County ?

You may want to also post on the prairies and meadows forum.

Michigan Wildflower Farm is a local supplier. The Wildflower Association of Michigan's annual conference is a great place to meet people who share your interest.

I wish you success in your endeaver.


    Bookmark   January 15, 2007 at 6:21PM
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Thanks to you both.

Martha, I'll email you ASAP. I'd love to see pics, if you have a webpage. I'm happy to plant any and all natives.

Unfortuately, I don't have much dry sandy area. In fact, I have a great deal of soggy riverbank. I'm taking a chance on these, though, becuase the endagered insects that are near my county like them. I'm going to have to broaden to endangered dragonflies and some others for my riverbank, I think!

I'll check out that conference. Sounds like fun.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2007 at 7:16PM
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nyssaman(Z6 ON)

Try wildtype native plant nursery I believe it is near lansing??.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 9:22PM
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