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Species Requiring No Pre-Treatment (Germ Code A)

Here is a list of Germination Code A species; those that do not require cold, moist stratification.  They do not need to be fall or winter planted or be artificially cold, moist stratified. They are stored in cool, dry conditions here at Prairie Moon and can be planted in the spring.  They will germinate when the soils warm up. 


Allium canadense- Wild Garlic
Andropogon gerardii- Big Bluestem
Andropogon (Schizachyrium) scoparius- Little Bluestem
Aster drummondii- Drummond’s Aster
Aster ericoides- Heath Aster
Aster laevis- Smooth Blue Aster
Aster lanceolatus- Panicled Aster
Aster lateriflorus- Calico Aster
Aster linariifolius- Stiff Aster
Aster oblongifolius- Aromatic Aster
Aster oolentangiensis- Sky Blue Aster
Aster ptarmicoides- Upland White Aster
Beckmannia syzigachne- American Slough Grass
Boehmeria cylindrica- Smallspike False Nettle
Bouteloua curtipendula- Side-oats Grama
Bouteloua gracilis- Blue Grama
Bouteloua hirsuta- Hairy Grama
Bromus ciliatus- Fringed Brome
Bromus kalmii- Prairie Brome
Buchloe dactyloides- Buffalo Grass Cultivar
Calamagrostis canadensis- Blue Joint Grass
Carex muskingumensis- Palm Sedge
Cephalanthus occidentalis- Buttonbush
Crotalaria sagittalis- Rattlebox
Dalea candidum- White Prairie Clover
Dalea foliosum- Leafy Prairie Clover
Dalea purpureum- Purple Prairie Clover
Dalea villosum- Silky Prairie Clover
Danthonia spicata- Poverty Oat Grass
Desmanthus illinoensis- Illinois Bundle Flower
Desmodium cuspidatum long- Hairy Bracted Tick Trefoil
Desmodium canadense- Showy Tick Trefoil
Desmodium glutinosum- Pointed-leaved Tick Trefoil
Desmodium illinoense- Illinois Tick Trefoil
Desmodium sessilifolium- Sessile-leaf Tick Trefoil
Echinacea purpurea- Purple Coneflower
Elymus canadensis- Canada Wild Rye
Elymus hystrix- Bottlebrush Grass
Elymus riparius- Riverbank Wild Rye
Elymus villosus- Silky Wild Rye
Elymus virginicus- Virginia Wild Rye
Eragrostis trichodes- Sand Love Grass

Elymus trachycaulus- Slender Wheat Grass
Eragrostis spectabilis- Purple Love Grass
Galium boreale- Northern Bedstraw
Glyceria canadensis- Rattlesnake Grass
Glyceria grandis- Reed Manna Grass
Glyceria striata- Fowl Manna Grass
Glycyrrhiza lepidota- Wild Licorice
Helenium autumnale- Sneezeweed
Helenium flexuosum- Purple-headed Sneezeweed
Hypericum kalmianum- Kalm St. John’s Wort
Hypericum prolificum- Shrubby St. John’s Wort
Koeleria macrantha- June Grass
Kuhnia eupatorioides- False Boneset
Leersia lenticularis- Catchfly Grass
Leersia oryzoides- Rice Cut Grass
Lycopus americanus- Water Horehound
Mentha arvensis- Wild Mint
Mirabilis nyctaginea- Wild Four O’Clock
Monarda fistulosa- Wild Bergamot
Monarda punctata- Spotted Bee Balm
Muhlenbergia cuspidata- Prairie Satin Grass
Muhlenbergia mexicana- Leafy Satin Grass
Muhlenbergia glomerata- Marsh Muhly
Muhlenbergia racemosa- Upland Wild Timothy
Nicotiana rustica- Midewiwan Sacred Tobacco
Oenothera biennis- Common Evening Primrose
Oenothera pilosella- Prairie Sundrops
Opuntia humifusa- Eastern Prickly Pear
Oxytropis lambertii- Purple Locoweed
Panicum scribnerianum- Scribner’s Panic Grass
Panicum virgatum- Switch Grass
Paspalum ciliatifolium- Hairy Lens Grass
Pascopyrun smithii- Western Wheat Grass
Poa palustris- Fowl Bluegrass
Pycnanthemum pilosum- Hairy Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium- Slender Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum virginianum- Mountain Mint
Rudbeckia maxima- Great Coneflower
Rumex altissimus- Pale Dock
Salvia azurea- Blue Sage
Salvia lyrata- Lyre-leaved Sage
Sorghastrum nutans- Indian Grass
Spartina pectinata- Cord Grass
Sporobolus asper- Rough Dropseed
Sporobolus cryptandrus- Sand Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis- Prairie Dropseed
Thermopsis caroliniana- Blue-Ridge Buckbean
Veronicastrum virginicum- Culver’s Root
Yucca glauca- Soapweed

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