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 *

* Strophostyles leiosperma, Small Wild Bean 

~Not offered for 2023 due to limited germination~

Strophostyles leiosperma 

Small Wild Bean 

  • Annual Vine
  • Average to dry soils, prefers sandy conditions
  • Full Sun 
  • 6 tall vine-requires support
  • Summer blooms

Thrives in open woodlands or meadows, as well as sandy shorelines, as long as they have something to climb on

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery -Technically I tried growing some last year, but the squirrels got the seedlings ☹

Very similar Trailing Wild Bean, which I grew last year in a large pot, these are described as preferring sandier, dryer conditions.

While the pods of this bean are fuzzier than their Trailing cousins, their seeds are reportedly smooth and free of the fuzziness found on the Trailing species, which may be appealing to anyone considering these as a dry-bean crop.

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

Photo by Windscorpion 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