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At Prairie Moon Nursery we strive to have the best quality seed available. We sell source identified ecotypes from our production fields and from a network of more than 70 seed producers located throughout the upper Midwest. Our building is designed and equipped to maintain optimal conditions for seed viability and freshness. Temperature and humidity are specifically controlled in each work area, from receiving through seed cleaning and processing to the stock shelves and long-term storage.
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Paspalum setaceum (Hairy Lens Grass) See details
Paspalum setaceum (Hairy Lens Grass)

Hairy Lens Grass actively grows during the spring and fall  when soil temperatures are cool. It requires sandy soil and is an annual so completes its life cycle during one season but will re-seed.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
1 oz. $50.00
Pascopyrum smithii (Western Wheat Grass) - Cover Crop See details
Pascopyrum smithii (Western Wheat Grass) - Cover Crop

Western Wheat Grass is very aggressive; it spreads by rhizomes. It is a cool season grass that actively grows when soil temperatures are cool.


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Packet $2.00
1 oz. $2.00
1 lb. $12.00
Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine) See details
Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine)

The leaves of Wild Quinine have been used for tea in order to reduce fevers, hence the names Wild Quinine and Feverfew.


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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.80
1/2 oz. $7.80
1 oz. $12.00
1 lb. $180.00
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Parnassia glauca (Grass of Parnassus) See details
Parnassia glauca (Grass of Parnassus)

Grass of Parnassus is calcareous and therefore needs an alkaline soil with a pH of 7 to 8.


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Packet $2.00
Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass) See details
Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass)

Switch Grass is most attractive in its later stages, from the emerging, cloud-like seed heads to dried golden foliage in fall.


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Packet $2.00
1 oz. $2.00
1 lb. $15.00
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Panicum oligosanthes (Scribner's Panic Grass) See details
Panicum oligosanthes (Scribner's Panic Grass)

Other Scientific Names in use are Panicum oligosanthes or Dichanthelium oligosanthes scribnerianum.


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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $12.50
1/4 oz. $20.00
1/2 oz. $35.00
1 oz. $60.00
Oxytropis lambertii (Purple Locoweed) See details
Oxytropis lambertii (Purple Locoweed)

Seeds / Packet: 50
Seeds / Ounce: 12,000


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $12.50
1/4 oz. $20.00
1/2 oz. $35.00
1 oz. $60.00
1 lb. $900.00
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Oxypolis rigidior (Cowbane) See details
Oxypolis rigidior (Cowbane)

Poisonous.


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Packet $2.00
Oxalis violacea (Violet Wood Sorrel) See details
Oxalis violacea (Violet Wood Sorrel)

The leaves and blossoms of Violet Wood Sorrel both open up to the sun, the latter exposing bright yellow anthers, and then fold with shade. Three oval-heart leaflets comprise each leaf.


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Packet $2.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $5.00
3 - 11 $4.00
12 - 35 $2.80
36 - 99 $2.80
Osmorhiza claytonii (Sweet Cicely) See details
Osmorhiza claytonii (Sweet Cicely)

Osmorhiza claytonii


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
1 lb. $300.00
Orbexilum pedunculatum (Sampson's Snakeroot) See details
Orbexilum pedunculatum (Sampson's Snakeroot)

Missouri genetic origin.


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Packet $2.00
Bare Root Plants
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Orbexilum onobrychis (French Grass) See details
Orbexilum onobrychis (French Grass)

Seeds / Packet: 30
Seeds / Ounce: 1,200


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $6.25
1/4 oz. $10.00
1/2 oz. $16.25
1 oz. $25.00
Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus) See details
Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus)

Deserts aren't the only places on Earth that have cacti!  Preferring full sun and sandy, dry conditions, this is a must have for the driest parts of your garden. Pads of the plant are very easy to transplant.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
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Onosmodium molle (Marbleseed) See details
Onosmodium molle (Marbleseed)

Available in bare-roots which will ship in April.


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Packet $2.00
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Oenothera rhombipetala (Sand Evening Primrose) See details
Oenothera rhombipetala (Sand Evening Primrose)

Sand Evening Primrose requires sandy soils.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
1 lb. $225.00
Oenothera pilosella (Prairie Sundrop) See details
Oenothera pilosella (Prairie Sundrop)

A member of the Evening Primrose family, it is actually a day-flowering species. It spreads semi-aggressively and forms dense mats, but can be removed easily from a garden setting because of its shallow roots. 


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $23.75
1/4 oz. $42.50
1/2 oz. $80.00
1 oz. $150.00
Oenothera macrocarpa (Missouri Evening Primrose) See details
Oenothera biennis (Common Evening Primrose) See details
Nicotiana rustica (Midewiwan Sacred Tobacco) See details
Nicotiana rustica (Midewiwan Sacred Tobacco)

There are a number of common names in use for this species including: Wild Tobacco, Shamanic Tobacco, Erowid Tobacco or Aztec Tobacco. In South America it is traditionally called Mapacho.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
1 lb. $450.00
Napaea dioica (Glade Mallow) See details
Napaea dioica (Glade Mallow)

Blooming from June through August the showy tubular flowers have a pleasant fragrance and form a compact panicle.


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Packet $2.00
1/2 oz. $3.25
1 oz. $5.00
1 lb. $75.00
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Muhlenbergia racemosa (Upland Wild Timothy) See details
Muhlenbergia racemosa (Upland Wild Timothy)
Also called Marsh Muhly, this grass has a lovely light green color and grows well in full sun to full shade in drier areas.

Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
1 lb. $225.00
Muhlenbergia mexicana (Leafy Satin Grass)   See details
Muhlenbergia glomerata (Marsh Muhly)  See details
Muhlenbergia glomerata (Marsh Muhly)

Other common names in use include Spiked Muhly.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $15.00
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Muhlenbergia cuspidata (Prairie Satin Grass) See details
Muhlenbergia cuspidata (Prairie Satin Grass)

Available in bare-roots which will ship in April.


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Packet $2.00
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Monarda punctata (Spotted Bee Balm) See details
Monarda punctata (Spotted Bee Balm)
Spotted Bee Balm (also called Dotted Mint or Dotted Horsemint) requires sandy soils.  It is an eccentric beauty in form and color with complex blossoms topping 2' stems in hues of pink, green, beige, and maroon.

Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
1 lb. $300.00
Bare Root Plants
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Monarda fistulosa variation (Wahpe Washtemna) See details
Monarda fistulosa variation (Wahpe Washtemna)
Lemon Scent

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Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)  See details
Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

Wild Bergamot provides the characteristic aroma of Earl Grey tea and is a favorite of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
1 lb. $225.00
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Monarda bradburiana (Bradbury's Monarda) See details
Monarda bradburiana (Bradbury's Monarda)

Also called Bradbury's Bee Balm, this Monarda is shorter and more compact than the popular classic prairie plant Monarda fistulosa, or Wild Bergamot.  Bradbury's Monarda is an excellent choice for home landscaping tolerating sun and shade conditions and average garden soil.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
1 oz. $50.00
1 lb. $750.00
Potted Plants
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Mitella diphylla (Bishop's Cap) See details
Mitella diphylla (Bishop's Cap)
You'll fall in love with the tiny snowflake-like, fringed flowers atop the approximate 12" stems of Bishop's Cap. The plants spread slowly by rhizomes so make a wonderful addition to any spring wooded area.

Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $23.75
1/4 oz. $42.50
1/2 oz. $80.00
1 oz. $150.00
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Mirabilis nyctaginea (Wild Four O'Clock) See details
Mirabilis nyctaginea (Wild Four O'Clock)

Seeds / Packet: 75
Seeds / Ounce: 3,500


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.00
1/2 oz. $6.50
Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower) See details
Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)

The Common Name, Monkey Flower, comes from the flowers' resemblance to a monkey's face. Typical of wetlands, this plant needs consistently moist soils and will slowly spread into a bushy plant, attractive in a landscape setting.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
1 lb. $225.00
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Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells) See details
Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)

Virginia Bluebells are perfect for woodlands and shade gardens, where they will provide beautiful bell-shaped flowers that transition from pink to purple and finally to blue.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $17.50
1/4 oz. $30.00
1/2 oz. $55.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $9.00
3 - 11 $8.00
12 - 35 $8.00
36 - 99 $8.00
Mentha arvensis (Wild Mint) See details
Mentha arvensis (Wild Mint)

Wild Mint is rhizomatous and aggressive and therefore may not be suitable for small landscape plantings.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
1 oz. $50.00
1 lb. $750.00
Bare Root Plants
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Melanthium virginicum (Bunch Flower) See details
Melanthium virginicum (Bunch Flower)

The blooms of Bunch Flower are white to cream in color but as the season progresses the flowers may turn green, purplish, or blackish in color.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
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Lythrum alatum (Winged Loosestrife) See details
Lythrum alatum (Winged Loosestrife)

Available in bare-roots which will ship in April.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $15.00
1/4 oz. $25.00
1/2 oz. $45.00
1 oz. $80.00
1 lb. $1200.00
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Lysimachia thyrsiflora (Tufted Loosestrife) See details
Lysimachia thyrsiflora (Tufted Loosestrife)

Available in bare-roots which will ship in April.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Bare Root Plants
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Lysimachia terrestris (Swamp Candles) See details
Lysimachia terrestris (Swamp Candles)


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Lysimachia quadriflora (Prairie Loosestrife) See details
Lysimachia quadriflora (Prairie Loosestrife)

Found in undisturbed, high-quality wetlands.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $17.50
1/4 oz. $30.00
1/2 oz. $55.00
1 oz. $100.00
Bare Root Plants
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Lysimachia hybrida (River Loosestrife) See details
Lysimachia hybrida (River Loosestrife)

Seeds / Packet: 400
Seeds / Ounce: 65,000

 

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Lysimachia ciliata (Fringed Loosestrife) See details
Lysimachia ciliata (Fringed Loosestrife)
Fringed Loosestrife is rhizomatous.

Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $17.50
1/4 oz. $30.00
1/2 oz. $55.00
Bare Root Plants
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Lycopus asper (Rough Bugleweed) See details
Lycopus asper (Rough Bugleweed)
NEW!

Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.00
1/2 oz. $6.50
1 oz. $10.00
1 lb. $150.00
Lycopus americanus (Water Horehound) See details
Lycopus americanus (Water Horehound)

Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine) See details
Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine)

Dormant bare root plants ship only in the Fall.  Wild Lupine blooms profusely in spikes that make it a popular choice for dry to sandy soils. This legume is essential to the life cycle of the Karner Blue butterfly, a federally-endangered species native to the Great Lakes region.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
Bare Root Plants
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Potted Plants
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Ludwigia alternifolia (Seedbox) See details
Ludwigia alternifolia (Seedbox)

Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
1 lb. $300.00
Lolium multiflorum (Annual Rye Grass) - Cover Crop

A good cover crop for any soil that needs extra erosion control; but, be warned, Annual Rye Grass may be allelopathic which can inhibit germination or slow the growth of other species.


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1 lb. $2.00
Lobelia spicata (Pale Spiked Lobelia) See details
Lobelia spicata (Pale Spiked Lobelia)

A perennial yet short-lived dainty Lobelia for medium soils.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $15.00
1/4 oz. $25.00
1/2 oz. $45.00
1 oz. $80.00
1 lb. $1200.00
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia) See details
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

Lobelia siphilitica can form colonies of richly-flowered spikes, 2-3’ ft. tall, in medium to wet soils, especially with a little shade. Bare root plants ship in Spring only.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
1 lb. $300.00
Bare Root Plants
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Potted Plants
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Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco) See details
Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco)

Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $15.00
1/4 oz. $25.00
1/2 oz. $45.00
1 oz. $80.00
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) See details
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

Bare root plants ship in spring only.
Bright scarlet flowers attract hummingbirds and swallowtail butterflies.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
1 oz. $50.00
Bare Root Plants
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Potted Plants
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Lithospermum latifolium (American Gromwell) See details
Lithospermum latifolium (American Gromwell)

NEW!


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
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