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 *

* Nabalus albus, White Rattlesnakeroot 

~Sold out for 2023~

Nabalus albus (also known as Prenanthes alba)

White Rattlesnakeroot 

Also known as White Lettuce and Lion's Foot

  • Partial to deep shade
  • Average to moderately wet or dry soils
  • Up to 48” tall
  • Late summer and fall blooming
  • Native to Ontario, happy in Woodland and Forest settings.

New to my garden this year but, after ordering these seeds from Prairie Moon, I found out that they are not new to the woods at our Perth place, where I came across a blooming patch last September. In that very dry, shaded setting they grew to between 2' and 3'-6". In a higher moisture setting, with a bit more sunlight, they can grow to around 4' tall and have a width of around 18". Further digging through old photos unearthed a picture of their spring foliage, which is distinctive enough that it caught my eye long before I knew what species I was photographing. 

With a relativly quick lifecycle, these grow either as re-seeding biennials or short lived perennials. 

First photo by peganum 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