• American Elderberry (<em>Sambucus canadensis</em>)Quick View
    • American Elderberry (<em>Sambucus canadensis</em>)Quick View
    • American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

    • $20.00
    • American Elderberries form thick shrubs that tolerate various soil types and grow quite tall. The small white flowers that grow in thick clusters and followed by edible berries that some prize for their medicinal properties. The berries must be cooked before consumption but are easy to make into a syrup that often relied on for reported immune boosting properties. Elderberries…
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  • American Redbud(<em>Cercis canadensis</em>)Quick View
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    • American Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

    • $6.00
    • Redbud trees produce beautiful edible flowers early in spring that can be added to salads or used as a garnish. They have a flavor similar to snow peas and are thought to have health benefits similar to those in red wine (think bioflavonoids and anti-oxidants). The trees also serve as a host plant to the larvae to several butterflies and…
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  • Arrowwood Viburnum (<em>Viburnum dentatum</em>)Quick View
  • Butterfly Weed (<em>Asclepias tuberosa</em>)Quick View
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    • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

    • $4.00
    • Butterfly weed has striking bright orange blooms unique from the other Milkweed species. The blooms attract a variety of pollinators and are a favorite in many types of gardens. It is one of many native milkweed species that monarch butterfly larvae use as a source of food. The milkweed contains a toxic compound makes the butterfly unpalatable to predators  throughout…
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  • Common Ninebark (<em>Physocarpus opulifolius</em>)Quick View
    • Common Ninebark (<em>Physocarpus opulifolius</em>)Quick View
    • Common Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

    • $10.00
    • Older stems peel in many shades of brown giving the plant its namesake. It has beautiful white blossoms in June and its branches and foliage provide shelter and cover for many types of birds. Plants are currently being sold in quart-sized recycled plastic pots that were donated to our nursery by community members.
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  • Fruitful American Cranberry(<em>Viburnum trilobum</em>)Quick View
    • Fruitful American Cranberry(<em>Viburnum trilobum</em>)Quick View
    • Fruitful American Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

    • $10.00
    • An open-pollinated strain originating from a wild cranberry bush found in a Michigan wetland that was selected and grown for years by the famous local nursery, Oikos Tree Corps. Oikos recently closed their nursery, and we are fortunate to have acquired several of their naturally enriched native plant strains. Plants will grow to fruit heavy at a young age…
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  • Meadowsweet (<em>Spiraea alba</em>)Quick View
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    • Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)

    • $4.00
    • Although often mistaken for a wildflower, meadowsweet is technically a shrub! The white fuzzy flowers are a pollinator favorite and the stems take on more woody properties as the plant ages. Ethnobotany records reveal the plant has a rich history being as a green and in teas, but we haven't had the pleasure of trying it yet and are waiting…
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  • Nodding Wild Onion (<em>Allium cernuum</em>)Quick View
    • Nodding Wild Onion (<em>Allium cernuum</em>)Quick View
    • Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum)

    • $4.00
    • Nodding Onion has unusual striking flowers that exhibit a “nodding” behavior and bend downward in the rain to protect nectar. The bulbs have a history of use treating various ailments. The plant can also be prepared and eaten similar to a traditional green onion, though it has a stronger flavor than its supermarket cousins. Plants are currently sold in 3"…
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  • Northern Blue Flag(<em>Iris versicolor</em>)Quick View
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    • Northern Blue Flag (Iris versicolor)

    • $5.00
    • Did you know the type of iris currently in your yard most likely originates from Europe or Asia? Yet, there there are underappreciated irises native to Michigan that are being passed over in home landscaping efforts. Consider picking the plant that has evolved to support local wildlife. Native irises are loved by both butterflies and hummingbirds and can be a…
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  • Northern Wild Raisin(<em>Viburnum cassinoides</em>)Quick View
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    • Northern Wild Raisin (Viburnum cassinoides)

    • $6.00
    • Wild raisins make an attractive fruit and flower and are great for nibbling while walking around the yard. The plant produces clusters of dark blue fruit that can be used to make a drink or left to raisin up as it dries on the shrub. When the fruit has turned soft and black then the flavor is like a dried…
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  • Prairie Phlox (<em>Phlox pilosa</em>)Quick View
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    • Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa)

    • $4.00
    • Prairie Phlox can vary in color and may appear white, dark purple, or pink. The flower is a pollinator favorite, especially with butterflies. The flowers are often confused with Dame’s rocket, a non-native invasive plant. However, the two can be easily differentiated by the number of petals. Phlox has five petals and Dames Rocket has four. Plants are currently sold…
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  • Purple Coneflower (<em>Echinacea purpurea</em>)Quick View
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    • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

    • $4.00
    • This classic coneflower is a pollinator favorite and a host plant for the lovely Ottoe Skipper. This amazing giving plant has a rich history in herbal medicine and is still widely used in pharmaceutical preparations today. Plants are currently provided 2" recycled plastic pots donated to our nursery by community members.
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