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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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Hypericum sphaerocarpum (Round-fruited St. John's Wort) See details
Hypericum virginicum (Marsh St. John's Wort) See details
Hypericum virginicum (Marsh St. John's Wort)

Seeds / Packet: 750
Seeds / Ounce: 230,000


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Iliamna remota (Kankakee Mallow) See details
Iliamna remota (Kankakee Mallow)

NEW in potted plants!  A native rarity, with historic wild populations originating only to the Kankakee River, in Kankakee County, Illinois.  The blooming period is quite sustained (about 2 months) and the individual pink flowers are slightly aromatic.


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
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $5.00
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Impatiens capensis (Spotted Touch-me-not) See details
Impatiens capensis (Spotted Touch-me-not)

If you have ever seen a Jewelweed plant in bloom with dew hanging on it, the reason it is called Jewelweed is obvious.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Impatiens pallida (Yellow Jewelweed) See details
Impatiens pallida (Yellow Jewelweed)

If you have ever seen a Jewelweed plant in bloom with dew hanging on it, the reason it is called Jewelweed is obvious.


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
Iris versicolor (Northern Blue Flag Iris)   See details
Iris versicolor (Northern Blue Flag Iris)

Iris versicolor has deep blue to purple flowers, the foliage is sword-like, and the flowers are complex and very showy. Other common names are Blue Flag Iris, Harlequin Blue Flag, Northern Iris, and Wild Iris.


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
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $3.50
36 - 99 $3.50
Iris virginica var. shrevei (Southern Blue Flag)    See details
Iris virginica var. shrevei (Southern Blue Flag)

The bloom color of Southern Blue Flag Iris is somewhat variable but is most often a medium to pale blue violet.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
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
Bare Root Plants
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Out of stock
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Isopyrum biternatum (False Rue Anemone) See details
Isopyrum biternatum (False Rue Anemone)

False Rue Anemone is similar in appearance to Rue Anemone (Anemonella thalictroides) which has pink blooms. Both are found in the same spring woodland habitats.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Jeffersonia diphylla (Twinleaf) See details
Jeffersonia diphylla (Twinleaf)

If not for the distinct 'twinleaves', the single white flower blooming early spring very much resembles Bloodroot.


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
Bare Root Plants
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Out of stock
Juncus balticus (Baltic Rush) See details
Juncus balticus (Baltic Rush)

Seeds / Packet: 2000
Seeds / Ounce: 342,000


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
Juncus canadensis (Canada Rush) See details
Juncus canadensis (Canada Rush)

Canada Rush actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool.


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
Juncus dudleyi (Dudley's Rush) See details
Juncus dudleyi (Dudley's Rush)

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
1 lb. $600.00
Juncus effusus (Common Rush)  See details
Juncus effusus (Common Rush)

Common Rush is the most widespread rush worldwide and the species that is cultivated most often. A fine accent near ponds, it is considered a wetland plant but can thrive in more medium soils.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
1 lb. $600.00
Bare Root Plants
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Out of stock
Juncus interior (Inland Rush)  See details
Juncus interior (Inland Rush)

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
Juncus nodosus (Knotted Rush)  See details
Juncus nodosus (Knotted Rush)

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
1 lb. $600.00
Juncus tenuis (Path Rush)  See details
Juncus tenuis (Path Rush)

Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
1 lb. $600.00
Bare Root Plants
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Out of stock
Juncus torreyi (Torrey's Rush)   See details
Juncus torreyi (Torrey's Rush)

Torrey's Rush actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool. It is rhizomatous.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Koeleria macrantha (June Grass) See details
Koeleria macrantha (June Grass)

Its preference for dry, sunny conditions makes June Grass a popular candidate for green roofs


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
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
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $3.50
36 - 99 $3.50
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Kuhnia eupatorioides (False Boneset) See details
Kuhnia eupatorioides (False Boneset)

A deeply rooted forb for dry to moderately moist prairies and other sunny habitats.


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
Lactuca ludoviciana (Prairie Lettuce) See details
Lactuca ludoviciana (Prairie Lettuce)

New!  A biennial.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Lathyrus palustris (Marsh Vetchling) See details
Lathyrus palustris (Marsh Vetchling)

Vine


Seeds
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Out of stock
Lathyrus venosus (Veiny Pea) See details
Lathyrus venosus (Veiny Pea)

A vine.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $12.50
Lechea tenuifolia (Narrowleaf Pinweed) See details
Lechea tenuifolia (Narrowleaf Pinweed)

Seeds
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Out of stock
Leersia lenticularis (Catchfly Grass) See details
Leersia lenticularis (Catchfly Grass)

Catchfly Grass is a grass for moist forests. It grows in shady river bottoms and moist forests that are seasonally flooded or on shaded slopes with groundwater seepage especially where the forest canopy is thin.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $7.50
Leersia oryzoides (Rice Cut Grass) See details
Leersia oryzoides (Rice Cut Grass)

A grass for open wetlands.  It is known for its rough foliage which can cut through skin if one is passing through the stand with bare legs.                   


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
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
Lespedeza capitata (Round-headed Bush Clover) See details
Lespedeza capitata (Round-headed Bush Clover)

The strong standing Lespedeza capitata (Round-headed Bush Clover) grows to a height of 2-5 feet, with rigid stems that remain well into the next growing season.


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
Lespedeza virginica (Slender Bush Clover) See details
Lespedeza virginica (Slender Bush Clover)

A legume for dry often shaded habitat.  Slender Bush Clover grows in dry habitats including prairie, cedar glades and open woods.


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
Liatris aspera (Button Blazing Star) See details
Liatris aspera (Button Blazing Star)

More commonly called Rough Blazing Star - butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are greatly attracted to the flowers of this Liatris.


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
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $3.60
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Liatris cylindracea (Dwarf Blazing Star) See details
Liatris cylindracea (Dwarf Blazing Star)

The shortest of the Liatris spp. at 1', it prefers dry soils and often blooms later than other Blazing Stars.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $3.60
Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star)  See details
Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star)

The ultimate Monarch butterfly magnet!  The beautiful purple blossoms of this Liatris should be your first choice for attracting Monarch and other butterflies to sunny, medium-soil sites in late summer.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
1 lb. $600.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $3.60
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Liatris punctata (Dotted Blazing Star) See details
Liatris punctata (Dotted Blazing Star)

This is a shorter Liatris species for dry, sunny locations.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $3.60
Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star) See details
Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star)

This is an excellent Liatris species to plant in wet-medium prairies and perennial gardens; butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds are attracted to it all summer.


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
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $3.60
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Liatris scariosa (Northern Blazing Star)  See details
Liatris scariosa (Northern Blazing Star)

Also called Savanna Blazing Star.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
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
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $8.00
3 - 11 $7.00
12 - 35 $7.00
36 - 99 $7.00
Liatris spicata (Marsh Blazing Star)  See details
Liatris spicata (Marsh Blazing Star)
Also commonly called Dense Blazing Star.

Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
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
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Out of stock
Liatris squarrosa (Scaly Blazing Star) See details
Liatris squarrosa (Scaly Blazing Star)

A short-statured forb for dry, open to partly shaded sites.


Seeds
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Out of stock
Bare Root Plants
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Out of stock
Lilium michiganense (Michigan Lily) See details
Lilium michiganense (Michigan Lily)

VERY LIMITED IN ROOTS!

Michigan Lily dangles beautiful orange to red-orange flowers in summer. Its petals curve strongly backward,distinguishing it from other native Lilies. Challenging from seed, it prefers mostly sunny sites with medium to wet soil.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Bare Root Plants
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Out of stock
Lilium philadelphicum (Prairie Lily) See details
Lilium philadelphicum (Prairie Lily)

A lily for a variety of habitats.  Prairie Lily is also called Wood Lily and grows in prairie as well as open woods. It can handle a variety of moisture levels as well ranging from excessively drained sand dunes to saturated fens. It is a conservative species nonetheless typically only found in relatively undisturbed natural areas.


Seeds
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Out of stock
Lilium superbum (Turk's Cap Lily) See details
Lilium superbum (Turk's Cap Lily)

Turk's Cap Lily is the tallest of the North American lilies and grows in moist to wet forest openings and gaps mostly south and east of the Midwest. It is easily mistaken for Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense).


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
1 lb. $600.00
Linaria canadensis (Blue Toadflax) See details
Linaria canadensis (Blue Toadflax)
New!
An annual/biennial that requires sandy soil.

Seeds
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Out of stock
Linum sulcatum (Grooved Yellow Flax) See details
Linum sulcatum (Grooved Yellow Flax)

A small-statured plant of dry prairie and woods.


Seeds
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Out of stock
Lithospermum latifolium (American Gromwell) See details
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
Qty: Pricing:
Out of stock
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco) See details
Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco)

A Lobelia for moist to dry open to shaded habitat.  Indian “Tobacco” is not a true tobacco but rather a Lobelia. 


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 siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia) See details
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

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


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
Qty: Pricing:
Out of stock
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Lobelia spicata (Pale Spiked Lobelia) See details
Lobelia spicata (Pale Spiked Lobelia)

A somewhat delicate Lobelia for dry to moist ground in full sun to partial shade; it can tolerate drier conditions than the popular Lobelia cardinalis and Lobelia siphilitica.


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
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.


Seeds
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1 lb. $2.00
Ludwigia alternifolia (Seedbox) See details
Ludwigia alternifolia (Seedbox)

A plant for somewhat wet to mesic ground in full sun or partial shade. Seedbox grows in mesic to somewhat wet prairies and along the edges of marshes and swamps in sandy soils.


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
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
Qty: Pricing:
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
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $9.00
3 - 11 $8.00
12 - 35 $5.60
36 - 99 $4.80
Lycopus americanus (Water Horehound) See details
Lycopus americanus (Water Horehound)
A plant for a variety of open wetland habitats. Water Horehound is a member of the mint family although it's fragrance is subtle and not minty. It grows in sunny moist to wet habitats including marshes wet meadows, shores, ditches and fens.

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
Lycopus asper (Rough Bugleweed) See details
Lycopus asper (Rough Bugleweed)

A plant for a variety of open wetland habitats.  Rough Bugleweed grows on shores and in moist ditches espcially where the ground has been recently disturbed.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
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