Native Seed Mixes

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Below are download links for just a few of our seed mixes, including plant species native to most areas in the Chicagoland region. Contact us regarding your project to find an appropriate seed or plug mix for your site. We design custom seed mixes to match your location, site conditions, budget, and aesthetic preferences.

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Wetland Seed Mix 2015-4-14
Economy Prairie Seed Mix 2015-04-14
Low Profile Prairie Seed Mix 2015-04-14
Savanna Seed Mix 2015-04-14
Woodland Seed Mix 2015-04-14

Scientific Name Synonyms

Don't recognize some of the plants' scientific names? Here's a cheatsheet that lists the old and new scientific name synonyms for commonly used native plants:

Grasses, Sedges, & Rushes        
OLD ACRONYM OLD SCIENTIFIC NAME NEW ACRONYM NEW SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME
ANDSCO Andropogon scoparius SCHSCO Schizachyrium scoparium LITTLE BLUESTEM
BUCDAC Buchloe dactyloides 'BOWIE' BOUDAB Bouteloua dactyloides 'BOWIE' BUFFALO GRASS
HYSPAT Hystrix patula ELYHYS Elymus hystrix BOTTLEBRUSH GRASS
SCIACU Scirpus acutus SCHACU Schoenoplectus acutus HARDSTEM BULRUSH
SCIFLU Scirpus fluviatilis BOLFLU Bolboschoenus fluviatilis RIVER BULRUSH
SCIPUN Scirpus pungens SCHPUN Schoenoplectus pungens CHAIRMAKER'S RUSH
SCIVAC Scirpus validus var. creber SCHTAB Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani GREAT BULRUSH
STISPA Stipa spartea HESSPA Hesperostipa spartea PORCUPINE GRASS
Flowers & Other Broadleaves        
OLD ACRONYM OLD SCIENTIFIC NAME NEW ACRONYM NEW SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME
ACTALT Actinomeris alternifolia VERALT Verbesina alternifolia WINGSTEM
ASTAZU Aster azureus SYMOOL Symphyotrichum oolentangiense SKY-BLUE ASTER
ASTERI Aster ericoides SYMERI Symphyotrichum ericoides HEATH ASTER
ASTLAE Aster laevis SYMLAE Symphyotrichum laeve SMOOTH BLUE ASTER
ASTLAT Aster lateriflorus SYMLAT Symphyotrichum lateriflorum SIDE-FLOWERING ASTER
ASTLIN Aster linariifolius IONLIN Ionactis linariifolia FLAX-LEAVED ASTER
ASTMAC Aster macrophyllus EURMAC Eurybia macrophylla BIG-LEAVED ASTER
ASTNOV Aster novae-angliae SYMNOV Symphyotrichum novae-angliae NEW ENGLAND ASTER
ASTOBL Aster oblongifolius SYMOBL Symphyotrichum oblongifolium AROMATIC ASTER
ASTSAD Aster sagittifolius var. drummondii SYMDRU Symphyotrichum drummondii DRUMMOND'S ASTER
ASTSAS Aster sagittifolius SYMCOR Symphyotrichum cordifolium ARROW-LEAVED ASTER
ASTSHO Aster shortii SYMSHO Symphyotrichum shortii SHORT'S ASTER
ASTUMB Aster umbellatus DOEUMB Doellingeria umbellata FLAT-TOP ASTER
BAPLEA Baptisia leucantha BAPALB Baptisia alba WILD WHITE INDIGO
BAPLEO Baptisia leucophaea BAPBRA Baptisia bracteata CREAM WHITE INDIGO
BIDCOR Bidens coronata BIDTRC Bidens trichosperma TALL SWAMP MARIGOLD
BOLLAR Boltonia latisquama var. recognita BOLASR Boltonia asteroides var. recognita FALSE ASTER
CACATR Cacalia atriplicifolia ARNATR Arnoglossum atriplicifolium PALE INDIAN PLANTAIN
CAMAME Campanula americana CAMAME Camanulastrum americanum TALL BELLFLOWER
CASFAS Cassia fasciculata CHAFAS Chamaecrista fasciculata PARTRIDGE PEA
CASHEB Cassia hebecarpa SENHEB Senna hebecarpa WILD SENNA
EUPMAM Eupatorium maculatum EUTMAC Eutrochium maculatum SPOTTED JOE PYE WEED
EUPPUR Eupatorium purpureum EUTPUR Eutrochium purpureum PURPLE JOE PYE WEED
GENFLA Gentiana flavida GENALB Gentiana alba YELLOWISH GENTIAN
HELRIG Helianthus rigidus HELPAP Helianthus pauciflorus subsp. pauciflorus PRAIRIE SUNFLOWER
HIBPAL Hibiscus palustris HIBMOS Hibiscus moscheutos SWAMP ROSE MALLOW
KOECRI Koeleria cristata KOEMAC Koeleria macrantha JUNE GRASS
NYMTUB Nymphaea tuberosa NYMODO Nymphaea odorata WHITE WATER LILY
PETCAN Petalostemum candidum DALCAN Dalea candida WHITE PRAIRIE CLOVER
PETPUR Petalostemum purpureum DALPUR Dalea purpurea PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER
POLAMS Polygonum amphibium var. stipulaceum PERAMS Persicaria amphibia var. stipulacea WATER KNOTWEED
POLCAL Polygonatum canaliculatum POLBIC Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum SMOOTH SOLOMON'S SEAL
POLGVI Polygonum virginianum PERVIR Persicaria virginiana WOODLAND KNOTWEED
POLHYS Polygonum hydropiperoides PERHYS Persicaria hydropiperoides MILD WATER PEPPER
RANSEP Ranunculus septentrionalis RANHIN Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus SWAMP BUTTERCUP
RUDSPS Rudbeckia speciosa var. sullivantii RUDFUS Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii SHOWY BLACK-EYED SUSAN
SMIRAC Smilacina racemosa MAIRAC Maianthemum racemosum FEATHERY FALSE SOLOMON'S SEAL
SMISTE Smilacina stellata MAISTE Maianthemum stellatum STARRY FALSE SOLOMON'S SEAL
SOLGRG Solidago graminifolia EUTGRA Euthamia graminifolia COMMONGRASS-LEAVED GOLDENROD
VERALA Vernonia altissima VERGIG Vernonia gigantea SMOOTH TALL IRONWEED
Shrubs & Trees        
OLD ACRONYM OLD SCIENTIFIC NAME NEW ACRONYM NEW SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME
JUNVIC Juniperus virginiana subsp. crebra JUNVIV Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana EASTERN RED CEDAR