2013-14 SEEDEX

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Your 2013-14 Seed Exchange Seed List - 2nd Round

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The following native species are available to members through the NANPS Seed Exchange.  Members can order seeds without having donated to the Seed Exchange.  See the key to donors following this list.
Our donors are our heroes!

NANPS tries its best to list seeds as received.  Sometimes donations are not clear enough and as a result may not be listed.  NANPS also uses discretion when receiving seeds of threatened species. 

Please note that while all seeds donated are native to North America, they may not be local to the donor.  Use your own discretion when ordering seeds and choose local stock if available.

Please include the following information with your request for seeds:  your name and mailing address, the species you'd like (by botanical name) and any substitutions you would like in case we cannot supply your first choice. If you prefer seed from a specific listed location, please so indicate and we'll try to comply.

Seed donors may request up to 30 packets; other members may order a maximum of 15 packets. If you are a Canadian requester include $2 for the first packet and 50 cents for each additional packet. If you are requesting acorns/nuts of tree species please add an extra $2 to cover the cost of mailing. If you are an American requester send $20 to cover the cost of a phytosanitary certificate and 50 cents for each packet of seeds (in US funds). Tree and shrub seeds cannot be sent to the US.

 Cheque or money order only - please do not send cash in the mail.

Send your request to: NANPS Seed Exchange, P.O. Box 84, Station D, Toronto, ON M9A 4X1. Inquiries can be made by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Happy growing!

 The key to the donors is provided after this list.

Cheque or money order only - please do not send cash in the mail.

Send your request to:  NANPS Seed Exchange, P. O. Box 84, Station D, Toronto ON M9A 4X1. Inquiries can be made by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

 New for 2014!

Our second round seed list will not be sent out with the first newsletter in the new year. This will allow us to send out seed requests in a more timely fashion and keep the list up to date. This is especially important for seeds that require cold stratification. Happy growing!

W Seeds are wild collected ~ Older familiar Latin name used L limited quantities
Species Common Name Donor Source  
Grasses & Sedges
Andropogon gerardii big bluestem Oys/Mea Greater Toronto Area
Bouteloua curtipendula  side-oats grama Hen Greater Toronto Area
Chasmanthium latifolium northern sea oats Hod Greater Toronto Area
Elymus canadensis Canada wild rye Hen/Mea Greater Toronto Area
Elymus canadensis Canada wild rye Van Regional Municipality Halton
Elymus canadensis Canada wild rye Oys Northumberland County
Eragrostis spectablis purple love grass Mea Greater Toronto Area
Hierochloe odorata sweet grass McK Caledon
Panicum virgatum switch grass Oys Northumberland County
Schizachyrium scoparium  little bluestem Hen Greater Toronto Area
Schizachyrium scoparium  little bluestem Fre Stoney Lake
Sorghastrum nutans Indian grass Oys Northumberland County
Sorghastrum nutans Indian grass Hen Greater Toronto Area
Sorghastrum nutans Indian grass Fre Stoney Lake
Perennial Flowers
Agastache foeniculum blue giant hyssop Fal Greater Toronto Area
Ageratina altissima  white snakeroot Oys Northumberland County
Allium cernuum (sorry, sold out) nodding onion McK Caledon
Allium cernuum (sorry, sold out) nodding onion Can Toronto
Allium cernuum (sorry, sold out) nodding onion Tha Greater Toronto Area
Amorpha fruticosa  indigo bush or false indigo Oys Northumberland County
Anaphalis margaritacea  pearly everlasting Hen/Den Greater Toronto Area
Anemone patens pasque flower McK Caledon
Anemone riparia thimbleweed Den  Greater Toronto Area
Anemone virginiana thimble-weed Smi Greater Toronto Area
Aquilegia canadensis wild columbine Ima Greater Toronto Area
Aquilegia canadensis wild columbine Mo
Asclepias incarnata swamp milkweed  Den/Smi Greater Toronto Area
Asclepias incarnata swamp milkweed  Fre Stoney Lake
Asclepias syriaca common milkweed Oys Northumberland County
Asclepias tuberosa butterfly milkweed McK/Den/Smi Caledon/Greater Toronto Area
Asclepias tuberosa butterfly milkweed Oys Northumberland County
~ Aster ciliatum Lindley's aster Mea Greater Toronto Area
Aster cordifolius  heart leaved aster Den/Mea Greater Toronto Area
Aster divaricatus  white wood aster Den Greater Toronto Area
Aster ericoides  heath aster Den Greater Toronto Area
Aster laevis  smooth aster Hen Greater Toronto Area
~ Aster macrophyllus large-leaved aster Mea Greater Toronto Area
Aster novae-angliae New England aster Hen Greater Toronto Area
~ Aster shortii Short's aster Mea Greater Toronto Area
Aster umbellatus  flat topped tall white aster Hen/Mea Greater Toronto Area
Aster urophyllum arrow leaved aster Mea Greater Toronto Area
Baptisia australis  blue false indigo Oys Northumberland County
Campanula americana American bellflower Fre Stoney Lake
Cassia hebecarpa wild senna Mea Greater Toronto Area
Cassia marilandica Maryland senna Mea Greater Toronto Area/U.S. origin
Chelone lyonii (sorry, sold out) pink turtlehead Mea Greater Toronto Area
Chelone glabra  turtlehead Hen Greater Toronto Area
Cimicifuga racemosa black cohosh McK Caledon
Cimicifuga racemosa  black cohosh Smi Greater Toronto Area
Cirsium muticum swamp thistle Smi Greater Toronto Area
Coreopsis lanceolata lance-leaved coreopsis  Den  Greater Toronto Area
Coreopsis tripteris  tall coreopsis Fre Stoney Lake
Coreopsis tripteris tall coreopsis Mea Greater Toronto Area
Delphinium exaltatum (sorry, sold out) tall larkspur McK Caledon
Desmodium canadense showy tick- trefoil  Den/Smi Greater Toronto Area
Desmodium canadense showy tick- trefoil  Oys Northumberland County
Doellingeria umbellata  flat-topped aster McK Caledon
Echinacea purpurea purple coneflower Fre Stoney Lake
Eupatorium altissimum tall thoroughwort Van Regional Municipality Halton
Eupatorium altissimum tall thoroughwort Van Cambridge ON
Eupatorium maculatum spotted Joe Pye weed  Den  Greater Toronto Area
Eupatorium purpureum  sweet Joe Pye weed  Smi Greater Toronto Area
Eupatorium rugosum white snakeroot Den Greater Toronto Area
Euphorbia corollata flowering spurge McK Caledon
Eutrochium maculatum spotted Joe Pye weed McK Caledon
Eutrochium purpureum sweet Joe Pye weed McK Caledon
Gentiana andrewsii bottle gentian McK Caledon
Gentiana andrewsii bottle gentian Fre Stoney Lake
Geum triflorum prairie smoke McK Caledon
Gnaphalium obtusifolium sweet everlasting McK Caledon
Helenium autumnale  sneezeweed Hen Greater Toronto Area
Heliopsis helianthoides (sorry, sold out) false sunflower Smi Greater Toronto Area
Hibiscus moscheutos swamp rose mallow Mea Greater Toronto Area
Hibiscus moscheutos swamp rose mallow Fow
Hypericum pyramidatum great St. John's wort McK Caledon
Iris setosa beachhead iris McK Caledon
Iris versicolor blue flag iris Hod Hay Lake
Iris versicolor blue flag iris Mo
Lespedeza capitata roundhead bushclover Smi Greater Toronto Area
Liatris spicata  dense blazing star Hen Northumberland County
Liatris spicata  dense blazing star Hod Greater Toronto Area
Lilium michiganense  Michigan lily Fre Stoney Lake
Lilium philadelphicum (sorry, sold out) wood lily Fre Stoney Lake
Lobelia cardinalis cardinal flower McK Caledon
Lobelia cardinalis cardinal flower Van Cambridge, ON
Lobelia siphilitica great blue lobelia Van Cambridge, ON
Lupinus perennis (sorry, sold out) wild lupine Oys Northumberland County
Monarda fistulosa wild bergamot Smi Greater Toronto Area
Napaea dioica glade mallow McK Caledon
Oenothera biennis evening primrose Den Greater Toronto Area
Opuntia humifusa prickly pear Den Greater Toronto Area
Packera paupercula balsam ragwort McK Caledon
Penstemon digitalis foxglove beardtongue  Den/Hen Greater Toronto Area
Penstemon hirsutus hairy beardtongue  Den  Greater Toronto Area
Physostegia virginiana obedient plant Hod Greater Toronto Area
Phytolacca americana  American pokeweed Hod Greater Toronto Area
Pycnanthemum virginianum Virginia mountain mint Mea Greater Toronto Area
Ratibida pinnata gray headed coneflower  Den/Hen/Fal Greater Toronto Area
Ratibida pinnata gray headed coneflower  Oys Northumberland County
Silphium laciniatum  compass plant Fre Stoney Lake
Silphium perfoliatum cup plant Den/Fal/Smi Greater Toronto Area
Silphium perfoliatum cup plant Oys Northumberland County
Silphium terebinthinaceum  prairie dock Fre Stoney Lake
Solidago caesia blue-stemmed goldenrod McK/Den Caledon/Greater Toronto Area
Solidago flexicaulis zigzag goldenrod Hen/Den/Hod Greater Toronto Area
Solidago nemoralis  gray goldenrod Hen Greater Toronto Area
Solidago ptarmicoides upland white aster/goldenrod McK/Hen Caledon/Greater Toronto Area
Solidago rigida stiff leaved goldenrod Hen Greater Toronto Area
Solidago squarrosa stout goldenrod Smi Greater Toronto Area
Taenidia integerrima yellow pimpernel McK Caledon
Verbena hastata blue vervain  Den/Smi Greater Toronto Area
Verbena stricta hoary vervain McK Caledon
Vernonia noveboracensis New York ironweed Fre Stoney Lake
Vernonia noveboracensis ironweed Hen/Den Greater Toronto Area
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver's root McK/Hen/Den Caledon/Greater Toronto Area
Veronicastrum virginicum  Culver's root Oys Northumberland County
Yucca filamentosa yucca Hod Greater Toronto Area
Vines
Celastrus scandens bittersweet vine Hod Greater Toronto Area
Ipomoea pandurata (sorry, sold out) wild potatoe vine Hod Greater Toronto Area
Parthenocissus quinquefolia  Virginia creeper Hod Greater Toronto Area
Shrubs
Amelanchier sp. serviceberry Mo Batchawana Bay, ON
Amelanchier alnifolia Juneberry Mo Greater Toronto Area
Aronia melanocarpa  black chokeberry Hen Greater Toronto Area
Ceanothus americanus  New Jersey tea Hen Greater Toronto Area
Cercis canadensis redbud Fow Norfolk County
w Cornus alternifolia alternate leaved dodwood Bu New Hamburg
w Cornus amomun ssp obliqua silky dogwood Bu New Hamburg
Cornus racemosa gray dogwood Hen Greater Toronto Area
Physocarpus opulifolius  ninebark Smi Greater Toronto Area
Symphoricarpos occidentalis  snowberry Hen Greater Toronto Area
w Viburnum alnifolium hobblebush Bu New Hamburg
Trees
Acer pensylvanicum (sorry, sold out) striped maple Hod Greater Toronto Area
Catalpa speciosa catalpa Hod Greater Toronto Area
Cercis canadensis eastern redbud Hod Greater Toronto Area
Cercis canadensis eastern redbud Fow
Diospyros virginiana common persimmon Hod Vineland
w Fagus grandifolia American beech Bu New Hamburg
Liriodendron tulipifera tulip tree Hod Heidleberg
w Ostrya virginiana hop hornbeam Fow Norfolk County
Platanus occidentalis  American sycamore Hod Greater Toronto Area
Prunus virginianum chokecherry Bu Kitchener
Ptelea trifoliata common hop tree Oys Northumberland County

Seed  Exchange Donors    

Bu - W Buck
Den - Vivienne Denton
Fal - Joanne Fallowfield
Fow - Felicity Fowke
Fre - Jim French
Hen - Miriam Henriques
Hod - Jim Hodgins
Ima - Stan Imada
McK - Darcie McKelvey
Mea - Meadd
Mo - Peter Moore
Oys - John Oyston
Tha - Alexandrina Canto-Thaler
Smi - Harold Smith
Van - Brenda Van Ryswyk

 

Andropogon gerardii