2017-18 SEEDEX

2017/2018 NANPS Seedex List  updated Dec. 8, 2017 
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 ordering instructions and key to donors following this list. 

NANPS tries its best to list seeds as received. 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.

Germination requirements are here.  

W Seeds are wild collected A Annual/Biennial L limited quantities  
                 
  species     common name   donor   source
Grasses & Sedges            
L Andropogon gerardii   big bluestem    Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Andropogon gerardii   bib bluestem   Atk   Muskoka
  Andropogon gerardii   big bluestem    Van   Halton
  Bouteloua curtipendula   side-oats grama   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
L Carex rosea   stellate sedge   Kon   Greater Toronto Area
  Elymus canadensis   canada wild rye    Van   Halton
  Elymus hystrix   bottlebrush grass   Hen/Den   Greater Toronto Area
  Panicum virgatum   switch grass    Van   Halton
  Schizachyrium scoparium   little bluestem   Atk   Muskoka
  Schizachyrium scoparium   little bluestem    Van   Burlington
  Sorghastrum nutans   Indian grass   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
                 
Perennial Flowers            
  Actaea racemosa   black cohosh   McK   Caledon
  Agastache foeniculum   blue giant hyssop   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Agastache foeniculum   blue giant hyssop   Har   Elmvale
  Agastache nepetoides   yellow giant hyssop    Van   Cambridge
  Ageratina altissima   white snakeroot   Den   Greater Toronto Area
W Ageratina altissima   white snakeroot   Edg   Greater Toronto Area
  Allium cernuum   nodding wild onion   Van   Cambridge
L Allium cernuum   nodding wild onion   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Anaphalis margaritacea   pearly everlasting    Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Anemone cylindrica   thimbleweed   Yor   Greater Toronto Area
  Anemone cylindrica   thimbleweed   Den   Greater Toronto Area
  Aquilegia canadensis   wild columbine   Ima   Haliburton
  Aralia racemosa   spikenard   Den/Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Asclepias incarnata   swamp milkweed    Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Asclepias incarnata   swamp milkweed    Van   Cambridge
W Asclepias syriaca   common milkweed   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Asclepias tuberosa   butterfly milkweed    Smi   Greater Toronto Area
A Campanula americana   tall bellflower    Hod   Greater Toronto Area
  Coreopsis lanceolata   lance-leaved coreopsis   Moo/Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Coreopsis lanceolata   lance-leaved coreopsis   Van   Flamborough
  Coreopsis tripteris   tall coreopsis   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Desmodium canadense   showy tick-trefoil    Den   Greater Toronto Area
  Desmodium canadense   showy tick-trefoil    Har   Elmvale
  Doellingeria umbellata   flat-topped white aster   McK   Caledon
  Doellingeria umbellata   flat-topped white aster   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Doellingeria umbellata   flat-topped white aster   Van   Cambridge
W Doellingeria umbellata   flat-topped white aster   Edg   Muskoka
  Echinacea pallida   pale-purple coneflower   Van   Cambridge
  Eryngium yuccifolium   rattlesnake master   Van   Cambridge
  Eupatorium altissimum   tall boneset   Van   Cambridge
  Eupatorium altissimum   tall boneset   Zed   Campbellcroft, ON
W Eupatorium perfoliatum   boneset    Edg   Muskoka
  Eurybia divaricata   white wood aster    Van   Cambridge
  Eurybia macrophylla   large-leaved aster   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Eutrochium dubium   coastal Joe Pye weed   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Eutrochium maculatum   spotted Joe Pye weed   Atk   Muskoka
W Eutrochium maculatum   spotted Joe Pye weed   Edg   Muskoka
  Eutrochium maculatum   spotted Joe Pye weed   Kon   Greater Toronto Area
  Eutrochium purpureum   sweet Joe Pye weed   Har   Elmvale
  Gentiana andrewsii   bottle gentian    Edg   Muskoka
  Helenium autumnale   common sneezeweed   Atk   Muskoka
  Helenium autumnale   common sneezeweed   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Helenium autumnale   common sneezeweed   Van   Cambridge
  Helianthus giganteus   tall sunflower   Har   Elmvale
  Hypericum ascyron   great St. John's-wort   Van   Cambridge
L Iris versicolor   blue flag iris   Van   Cambridge
  Lespedeza capitata   round-headed bush clover   Zed   Campbellcroft, ON
L Lespedeza hirta   hairy bush clover   Van   Cambridge
  Lespedeza intermedia   wand-like bush clover   Van   Cambridge
  Liatris ligulistylus   meadow blazing star   Zed   Campbellcroft, ON
  Liatris spicata   dense blazing star    Smi   Greater Toronto Area
L Lobelia cardinalis   cardinal flower    Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Lobelia cardinalis   cardinal flower    Har   Elmvale
  Lupinus perennis   wild lupine    Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Monarda fistulosa   wild bergamot   Atk   Muskoka
 L Monarda fistulosa   wild bergamot    Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Monarda fistulosa   wild bergamot    Van   Cambridge
  Monarda punctata   dotted horsemint   Zed   Campbellcroft, ON
A Oenothera biennis   evening primrose   Smi/Den   Greater Toronto Area
A Oenothera biennis   evening primrose   Har   Elmvale
  Oligoneuron rigidum   stiff goldenrod   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Oligoneuron rigidum   stiff goldenrod   Van   Cambridge
  Penstemon digitalis   foxglove beardtongue   Den/Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Penstemon digitalis   foxglove beardtongue   Van   Cambridge
  Physostegia virginiana   obedient plant   Yor   Greater Toronto Area
  Pycnanthemum tenuifolium   slender mountain mint   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
L Pycnanthemum tenuifolium   slender mountain mint   Van   Cambridge
  Pycnanthemum virginianum   Virginia mountain mint   Atk   Muskoka
  Pycnanthemum virginianum   Virginia mountain mint   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Pycnanthemum virginianum   Virginia mountain mint   Van   Cambridge
  Ratibida pinnata   grey-headed coneflower   Atk   Muskoka
  Ratibida pinnata   grey-headed coneflower   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Ratibida pinnata   grey-headed coneflower   Har   Elmvale
  Ratibida pinnata   grey-headed coneflower   Van   Cambridge
  Rudbeckia laciniata   green-headed coneflower   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Rudbeckia triloba   brown-eyed Susan   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Senna hebecarpa   wild senna   Yor   Greater Toronto Area
  Silphium perfoliatum   cup plant    Har   Elmvale
  Silphium perfoliatum   cup plant    Hod   Greater Toronto Area
  Silphium terebinthinaceum   prairie dock   Yor   Greater Toronto Area
  Solidago caesia   blue-stemmed goldenrod   McK   Caledon
  Solidago canadensis   Canada goldenrod   Zed   Campbellcroft, ON
  Solidago flexicaulis   zigzag goldenrod    Hen/Den   Greater Toronto Area
  Solidago nemoralis   gray goldenrod   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Solidago riddellii   Riddell's goldenrod   Van   Cambridge
  Symphyotrichum ericoides   heath aster   Den   Greater Toronto Area
  Symphyotrichum laeve   smooth aster    Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Symphyotrichum laeve   smooth aster    Van   Cambridge
  Symphyotrichum novae-angliae    New England aster   Hen/Den   Greater Toronto Area
  Symphyotrichum oolentangiense    sky-blue aster   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
W Thalictrum pubescens   tall meadow rue    Edg   Muskoka
  Verbena hastata   blue vervain    McK   Caledon
  Verbena hastata   blue vervain    Den   Greater Toronto Area
  Verbena stricta   hoary vervain   Van   Cambridge
  Verbesina alternifolia   wingstem   Yor   Greater Toronto Area
  Vernonia gigantea   tall ironweed   Yor   Greater Toronto Area
  Vernonia gigantea   tall ironweed   Hod   Greater Toronto Area
  Vernonia gigantea   tall ironweed   Zed   Campbellcroft, ON
  Vernonia missurica   Missouri ironweed   Kon   Greater Toronto Area
  Vernonia noveboracensis   New York ironweed   Atk   Muskoka
  Vernonia noveboracensis   New York ironweed   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Veronicastrum virginicum   Culver's root   Hen/Den   Greater Toronto Area
  Zizia aurea   golden Alexanders   Den   Greater Toronto Area
                 
Shrubs              
  Cephalanthus occidentalis   buttonbush    Van   Cambridge
  Hypericum kalmianum   Kalm's St. John's-wort   Hen   Greater Toronto Area
  Opuntia humifusa   prickly-pear cactus   Den   Greater Toronto Area
  Physocarpus opulifolius   common ninebark   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
L Rubus odoratus   flowering raspberry    Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Spiraea alba   meadowsweet    Smi   Greater Toronto Area
                 
Vines
  Clematis virginiana   virgin's bower   Dou   Deep River
  Clematis virginiana   virgin's bower   Smi   Greater Toronto Area
  Dioscorea villosa   wild yam    Hod   Greater Toronto Area
A Echinocystis lobata   wild cucumber vine   Har   Elmvale
  Ipomoea pandurata   wild sweet potato   Hod   Greater Toronto Area
Trees  
  Aesculus glabra   Ohio buckeye   Har   Barrie area
  Gymnocladus dioicus   Kentucky coffee tree   Zed   Campbellcroft, ON

  

 Our donors are our heroes!
The following donors contributed to our 2017 - 2018 Seedex

Atk- Eileen Atkinson
Den- Vivienne Denton
Dou- Joan Doubt
Edg- Kathy Edgar
Har- Kate Harries
Hen- Miriam Henriques
Hod- Jim Hodgins
Ima- Stan Imada
Kon- Alice Kong
McK- Darcie McKelvie
Moo- Peter Moore
Smi- Harold Smith
Van- Brenda van Ryswyk
Yor - York University HNES Native Plant Garden
Zed- Jane Zednick

 Seedex (Members Only)
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.

 

If you are donating seed, please remember to provide botanical and common name and source information if known.

 

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 please send $20 to cover the cost of a phytosanitary certificate and 50 cents for each packet of seeds (in U.S. funds). Tree and shrub seeds cannot be sent to the U.S.

 

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

 

Send your request to: NANPS Seed Exchange, Box 69070, St Clair PO, Toronto, ON M4T 3A1.

 

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Happy growing!