Michigan Native Seed

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We’ve been producing our Michigan genotype grasses for more than 10 years. All are grown locally and managed ecologically through fire and responsible harvesting, and cleaned in our processing facility in Three Rivers, MI.  We hand collected the source seed from remnant sites throughout southern Michigan and each species is source certified by the Michigan Crop Improvement Association.

We also have local collections of many other grasses, sedges, and wildflowers from southern Michigan and in 2018 we planted several new seed production plots of sedges and wildflowers, in addition to increasing some of our key grasses. We are excited to get more species into production and plan to increase diversity and capacity each year. We’ll keep you posted!

Aster novae-angliae or New England Aster field
New England Asters

Our seed is tested by independent labs for purity and germination and is always sold by Pure Live Seed (PLS) percentage, ensuring you get exactly what you’re expecting.

Though we offer so many more species (both Michigan and regional genotypes) the following are what we are currently able to offer as individually priced species.  If you are looking for any particular species, do not hesitate to contact us for a custom quote.

Michigan Genotype Grass Seed Prices
    
Botanical NameCommon Name$ / PLS Oz$ / PLS Lb
Andropogon gerardiiBig Bluestem$2$13
Elymus canadensis*Canada Wild Rye*$4$40
Elymus ripariusRiverbank Wild Rye$6$80
Elymus villosusSilky Wild Rye$10$140
Elymus virginicusVirg. Wild Rye$2$18
Hystrix patula*Bottlebrush Grass*$20$240
 Koeleria cristata*Junegrass*$20$288
 Panicum virgatumSwitchgrass$1$12
 Schizachyrium scopariumLittle Bluestem$3$28
 Sorghastrum nutansIndiangrass$2$20

*Limited Michigan genotype available; Otherwise Great Lakes Genotype (Update 1/2019)

Little Bluestem Harvest