The Native Plant Store can Now be Found Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all the species moved to the new page and all the quirks worked out in the new software so it can function as a searchable library.
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information in this existing library to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Blitum capitatum, Strawberry-Blite

~Didn't sow for 2024~

Blitum capitatum


  • Annual 
  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full Sun or light shade
  • 24” tall, 12” to 24” wide
  • Mid summer blooming
  • Ontario Native Species, Annual, Edible, Beginner Friendly, Meadow or Open Woodland ecosystems

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery   

A showy native annual that I suspect would do quite well in containers

While still classified as a member of the same subfamily, these were reclassified from Chenopodium to Blitum a few years ago. As with their near relatives, they have foliage that is edible, although moderation and cooking is generally recommended to avoid excessive saponin or oxalate intake.

While quite mild (or bland) in flavour, it isn’t uncommon to find seeds of these for sale in the vegetable section since their striking colouration easily catches the eye of shoppers.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by and (c)2006 Derek Ramsey, WildBoar and Matt Lavin via Wikimedia Commons

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality