Individual Species

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2020 Native Connections Catalog

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 Kalamazoo, MI.  We hand collected the source seed from remnant sites throughout southern Michigan or sourced plants from other trusted nurseries. For more on our history with native seeds, check out “Our Roots” in our 2020 Catalog.

Carex brevior seed heads

We also have local collections of many other grasses, sedges, and wildflowers from southern Michigan and in 2018 and 2019 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 Name Common Name $ / PLS Oz $ / PLS Lb
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem $2 $13
Elymus canadensis Canada Wild Rye $3 $28
Elymus virginicus Virg. Wild Rye $2 $18
Hystrix patula Bottlebrush Grass $20 $240
Koeleria cristata Junegrass $24 $320
 Panicum virgatum Switchgrass $1 $12
 Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem $3 $28
 Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass $2 $20

Limited Michigan genotype available; Otherwise Great Lakes Genotype (Update 1/2020)

Little Bluestem Harvest

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