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Water Locust Gleditsia aquatica
Prices start at : 6.95 USD / 1 packet

It weighs 46lb per cubic foot. * A spiny tree with small greenish flowers in 4" racemes; leaves pinnate or bipinnate; name suggests it is a good choice for wet areas; native to southeast U.S. * Having an extensive root system, it is planted for stabilizing...
  • Germination Test Type: cut
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Species: aquatica
  • Collection Locale: Louisiana
  • Germination: 91%
  • Seeds Per Pound: 1,725
Illinois
Chicago
Georgia False Indigo, False Indigo, Savannah Indigobush Amorpha georgiana  confusa   - Amorpha cyanostachya
Prices start at : 8.95 USD / 1 packet

Order: Fabales Bromhead family: Fabaceae Lindl. * class: Equisetopsida C. Superorder: Rosanae Takht. It's habitat is being destroyed and it is currently listed as a threatened species.
  • Genus: Amorpha
  • Crop Year: 1988
  • Common Name: Georgia False Indigo, False Indigo, Savannah Indigobush
  • Purity: 99%
  • Botanical Name: Amorpha georgiana confusa
  • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 6
Illinois
Chicago
Bristly Locust, Rose Acacia, Rose Locust Robinia hispida  fertilis   - Robinia fertilis
Prices start at : 8.95 USD / 1 packet

It should not be used for residential plantings, or anywhere that formal landscaping is desired. In comparison with most other shrubs it will excel in seedling vigor. Bristly locust is primarily used for surface mine spoil reclamation, industrial waste...
  • Species: hispida
  • Collection Locale: Pennsylvania
  • Seeds Per Pound: 21,400
  • Variety: fertilis
  • Germination: 78%
  • Quantity: 1.03 lb
Illinois
Chicago
Indian Rattlebox Crotalaria assamica
Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

* They are occationally grown as ornamentals for their yellow flowers and interesting rattling seed pods. * Crotalarias are grown in the tropics as green manure cover crops due to their nitrogen fixing capabilities and drought tolerance.
  • Crop Year: 2015
  • Purity: 98%
  • Common Name: Indian Rattlebox
  • Seeds Per Pound: 25,878
  • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 10
  • Species: assamica
Illinois
Chicago
Italian Alder Alnus cordata
Prices start at : 2.95 USD / 1 packet

* Shiny green leaves. * This is an excellent pioneer species for re-establishing woodlands on disused farmland, difficult sites etc. * Native to southern Italy (including Sardinia ) and Corsica.
  • Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 272
  • Purity: 99%
  • Species: cordata
  • Crop Year: 2012
  • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 6
  • Genus: Alnus
Illinois
Chicago
Texas Mountain Laurel, Mescal Bean, Texas Mescalbean, Frijolito, Frijolillo Sophora secundiflora     - Calia secundiflora
Prices start at : 5.95 USD / 1 packet

* A yellow dye is obtained from the wood. * An evergreen shrub with compound leaves, 1" violet-blue fragrant flowers in 2-3" pendulous clusters; pods 1-7"; seeds are bright red, sometimes used for necklaces, but are said to be poisonous; native to Texas,...
  • Crop Year: 2018
  • Species: secundiflora
  • Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 11
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Germination: 95%
  • Purity: 99%
Illinois
Chicago
Pygmy Peashrub Caragana pygmaea
Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby. * This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.
  • Quantity: 0.47 lb
  • Purity: 99%
  • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Germination: 98%
  • Common Name: Pygmy Peashrub
  • Height: 4-5 feet
Illinois
Chicago
Mealy Wattle, Sweet Acacia, Needle Bush Acacia farnesiana     - Vachellia farnesiana    , Mimosa farnesiana    , Poponax farnesiana
Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

* A deliciously scented essential oil, it has a fragrance of violets. * While the point of origin is Mexico and Central America the species has a pantropical distribution incorporating Northern Australia and Southern Asia.
  • Quantity: 4.31 lb
  • Crop Year: 2017
  • Purity: 99%
  • Common Name: Mealy Wattle, Sweet Acacia, Needle Bush
  • Germination: 98%
  • Botanical Name: Acacia farnesiana
Illinois
Chicago
Japanese Pagoda Tree Styphnolobium japonicum     - Sophora japonica
Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

* This species is commonly used in Chinese medicine and is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. * Cultivated in China for the rutin contained in its leaves and ovaries.
  • Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 11
  • Collection Locale: Hungary
  • Species: japonicum
  • Germination Test Type: cut
  • Purity: 99%
  • Crop Year: 2016
Illinois
Chicago
Roundheaded Bush Clover, Rabbitfoot, Dusty Clover, Roundhead Lespedeza Lespedeza capitata
Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

Experimentally, it has demonstrated antitumor activity against Walker-256 carcinosarcoma and is also reportedly effective in lowering blood cholesterol levels. * A deep rooted legume found on a variety of soils in prairies & open woods.
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Species: capitata
  • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Botanical Name: Lespedeza capitata
  • Crop Year: 2002
  • Common Name: Roundheaded Bush Clover, Rabbitfoot, Dusty Clover, Roundhead Lespedeza
Illinois
Chicago
Littleleaf  Caragana, Littleleaf Peashrub Caragana microphylla
Prices start at : 3.95 USD / 1 packet

* Small, gray-green compound leaves, light yellow flowers in May and June; native to Siberia and northern China; Hortus says this species only gets 3' tall and has a spreading habit; may vary with provenance of seed.
  • Botanical Name: Caragana microphylla
  • Common Name: Littleleaf Caragana, Littleleaf Peashrub
  • Genus: Caragana
  • Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 54
  • Species: microphylla
  • Germination Test Type: cut
Illinois
Chicago
Sundial Lupine, Wild Perennial Lupine, Wild Lupine Lupinus perennis
Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

Seeds should produce mostly blue flowers, but may show some breaks to colors of reds, yellows and bicolors. * Lupinus perennis ( Indian beet , Old maid's bonnets , Blue Lupine, and Sundial lupine ) is a medicinal plant in the Fabaceae family.
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Botanical Name: Lupinus perennis
  • Purity: 99%
  • Genus: Lupinus
  • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Quantity: 9.52 lb
Illinois
Chicago
Windmill Palm, Broadleaf Lady Palm Rhapis excelsa
Price : CALL

The genus name is Greek - rhapis, meaning "needle"; and the species name is Latin for "tall", an ironic name choice as R. It is not known in the wild; all known plants come from cultivated groups in China.
  • Species: excelsa
  • Height: 10-12 feet
  • Botanical Name: Rhapis excelsa
  • Common Name: Windmill Palm, Broadleaf Lady Palm
Illinois
Chicago
Caspian Locust, Persian Honey Locust Gleditsia caspia     - Gleditsia caspica
Price : CALL

Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby. * This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.
  • Collection Locale: Russia
  • Germination Test Type: cut
  • Crop Year: 2017
  • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 6
  • Common Name: Caspian Locust, Persian Honey Locust
  • Quantity: 2.08 lb
Illinois
Chicago
Lavafield Jackbean, Awikiwiki Canavalia pubescens
Prices start at : 19.95 USD / 1 packet

* Its natural habitats are dry forests and low shrublands. It is threatened by habitat destruction, mainly due to introduced grazing mammals. * Canavalia pubescens, commonly known as ʻawikiwiki or Lavafield Jack-bean, is a species of flowering plant...
  • Germination Test Type: estimate
  • Crop Year: 2018
  • Quantity: 0.01 lb
  • Species: pubescens
  • Collection Locale: Hawaii
  • Germination: 90%
Illinois
Chicago
Buck Brush, Snowbrush Ceanothus, Red Root, Tobacco Brush Ceanothus velutinus
Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

This soap is very good at removing dirt, though it does not remove oils very well. It grows up to 4 meters tall but generally remains under three, and forms colonies of individuals which tangle together to form nearly impenetrable thickets.

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    • Genus: Ceanothus
    • Crop Year: 2011
    • Purity: 98%
    • Common Name: Buck Brush, Snowbrush Ceanothus, Red Root, Tobacco Brush
    • Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 78
    • Germination: 98%
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Common Bladder Senna, Bladder Senna Colutea arborescens
    Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

    The fruit is an inflated bladdery pod which dries to a papery texture. * The shrub takes a rounded form and has many branches covered in deciduous leaves. * The inflorescence is a raceme of generally pea-like yellow flowers about 3 centimeters long.
    • Collection Locale: NY Genoa
    • Species: arborescens
    • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 5
    • Botanical Name: Colutea arborescens
    • Family: Fabaceae
    • Germination Test Type: Cut
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Judas Tree Cercis siliquastrum
    Price : CALL

    * The flowers can be eaten raw. * The leaves appear shortly after the first flowers emerge. * The tree produces long flat pods that hang vertically. * The deep pink flowers are produced on year-old or older growth, including the trunk in late spring (...
    • Germination Test Type: cut
    • Family: Fabaceae
    • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 7
    • Height: 25-36 feet
    • Seeds Per Pound: 27,240
    • Purity: 99%
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Oriental Hornbeam Carpinus orientalis
    Prices start at : 9.95 USD / 1 packet

    * In recent years, this species has been extensively used in Bonsai. * Carpinus orientalis (Oriental Hornbeam) is a hornbeam native from southeastern Europe to northern Iran and occurs usually on hot dry sites at lower altitudes in comparison to the European...
    • Common Name: Oriental Hornbeam
    • Purity: 98%
    • Germination: 83%
    • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 5
    • Family: BETULACEAE
    • Collection Locale: Ohio
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Southern Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera
    Price : CALL

    It grows naturally in wetlands, near flowing bodies of water, sand dunes , fields, hillsides, pine barrens , and in both needleleaf and mixed-broadleaf forests. If this does not happen, this species will regrow a shoot.
    • Family: MYRICACEAE
    • Genus: Myrica
    • Height: 15-40 feet
    • Botanical Name: Myrica cerifera dried berries
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Black Wattle Acacia mearnsii
    Prices start at : 3.95 USD / 1 packet

    Mearnsii plays an important role in the ecosystem in its native Australia. These seeds are buried ready for germinating with the next soaking rains. Mearnsii is a tree of tall woodland and forests in subtropical and warm temperate regions.
    • Genus: Acacia
    • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 10
    • Common Name: Black Wattle
    • Height: 30-60 feet
    • Species: mearnsii
    • Quantity: 3.86 lb
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Siberian Pea Tree, Siberian Peashrub Caragana arborescens
    Prices start at : 2.95 USD / 1 packet

    It is a shrub growing to heights of 12 feet or more and is a perennial . * Extremely hardy--a plant lifted from a pot in December spent the winter in zone 5 with its bare rootball frozen to the turf--still bloomed well in the spring; bright yellow flowers...
    • Common Name: Siberian Pea Tree, Siberian Peashrub
    • Botanical Name: Caragana arborescens
    • Quantity: 23.79 lb
    • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 2
    • Genus: Caragana
    • Crop Year: 2017
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Pearl Bush, Sawtooth Pearlbush , Pearl Tree Exochorda serratifolia
    Prices start at : 8.95 USD / 1 packet

    Elliptic, serrate, pale green leaves (to 3" long) turn yellow in fall. Flower buds purportedly resemble white pearls, hence the cultivar name. * This species of pearlbush is an early-blooming, upright deciduous shrub that is native to Manchuria and Korea.
    • Germination Test Type: Cut
    • Family: ROSACEAE
    • Crop Year: 1997
    • Seeds Per Pound: 40,406
    • Height: 6-8ft
    • Botanical Name: Exochorda serratifolia
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Mountain Mahogany, California Mountain Mahogany, Western Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus betuloides
    Prices start at : 8.95 USD / 1 packet

    * The etymology of the species name derives from the Greek “kerkos”, from which the genus name root cerco derives, meaning "tail", referring to the tail-like appearance of the fruit; and carpus meaning "fruit": thus “fruit with tail”.
    • Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 14
    • Germination: 91%
    • Botanical Name: Cercocarpus betuloides
    • Lot#: 9201
    • Species: betuloides
    • Family: ROSACEAE
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Myrtle Oak Quercus myrtifolia
    Price : CALL

    Foliage is considered to be evergreen (leaves persist on the tree until new growth commences in spring). * It is native to dry sandy soils of dunes, sandhills, dry ridges and hammocks, from sea level to 350' in elevation, primarily along the coastal plain...
    • Common Name: Myrtle Oak
    • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 8
    • Botanical Name: Quercus myrtifolia
    • Species: myrtifolia
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Mountain Mahogany, California Mountain Mahogany, Western Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus betuloides
    Prices start at : 8.95 USD / 1 packet

    * The etymology of the species name derives from the Greek “kerkos”, from which the genus name root cerco derives, meaning "tail", referring to the tail-like appearance of the fruit; and carpus meaning "fruit": thus “fruit with tail”.
    • Botanical Name: Cercocarpus betuloides
    • Germination Test Type: Cut
    • Purity: 60%
    • Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 14
    • Collection Locale: CA
    • Height: 8-12 feet
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Kamchatka Bugbane, Black Bugbane, Autumn Snakeroot CIMICIFUGA simplex
    Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

    * This perennial blooms late in the season and makes a great transition along shady edges.
    • Germination Test Type: cut
    • Family: RANUNCULACEAE
    • Crop Year: 2008
    • Genus: CIMICIFUGA
    • Botanical Name: CIMICIFUGA simplex
    • Collection Locale: Russia
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Indian Rattlebox Crotalaria assamica
    Prices start at : 4.95 USD / 1 packet

    * They are occationally grown as ornamentals for their yellow flowers and interesting rattling seed pods. * Crotalarias are grown in the tropics as green manure cover crops due to their nitrogen fixing capabilities and drought tolerance.
    • Seeds Per Pound: 25,878
    • Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 55
    • Purity: 98%
    • Botanical Name: Crotalaria assamica
    • Minimum Hardiness Zone: 10
    • Collection Locale: Hawaii
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Niagara Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii   Niagara
    Prices start at : 3.95 USD / 1 packet

    * Seed germination appears to be dependent on about a 2-week period of moistened seed at a time when soil temperatures have reached 60 degrees Fahrenheit. * Big Bluestem is a perennial grass.
    • Quantity: 7.33 lb
    • Common Name: Niagara Big Bluestem
    • Family: Poaceae
    • Germination Test Type: cut
    • Collection Locale: PA
    • Germination: 91%
    Illinois
    Chicago