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.

Danthonia spicata, Poverty Oat Grass

Danthonia spicata

Poverty Oat Grass

  • Average to very dry soils
    Full sun
    8” to 12" tall and wide
    Early summer blooms with seed heads remaining into the fall
    Ontario Native, Thrives in Dry Meadow Ecosystems 

A small, tufting grass with distinctive spiraled older leaves that make these easy to spot, especially in the early spring. 

The seeds were wild gathered from near Perth Ontario, where they thrive in the low fertility, sandy soil often found in Canada shield areas.


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