The Plant store is now closed for orders.

  • I'm planning on one last round of sales toward the end of September of plants that I'll be potting up from a nursery bed I planted in the fall of 2022. I'll post the details and the time once I have the plants ready to go
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.
  • Please see the Plant Nursery for a photo of the different sizes/prices on offer and for information on the sizing of these seedlings and the details of the sale
  • Species that were not seeded, didn’t germinate or that are sold out are marked with an asterisk *

Desmodium canadense, Showy Tick Trefoil $1.50 Size

Desmodium canadense 

Showy Tick Trefoil

  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full Sun to Light Shade
  • 3’ to 5’ tall, 12” to 18” wide 
  • Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thriving in Meadow and Dry Meadow ecosystems, Nitrogen Fixing 

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery 

This is a showy species with a tall, narrow form that can be weighed down by the full head of flowers. At their best when planted in a group and/or among tall neighbours who can offer them a bit of support.

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

Photos by Cbaile19, peganum, Joshua Mayer and peganum via Wikimedia Commons

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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