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Anemone canadensis

Anemone canadensis

Common Name: Meadow anemone (No Advance Orders)

Anemone  canadensis is a robust plant with green foliage and white flowers. Typically found along rivers, in flood plants, and low moist areas, this plant prefers moist soils. Light preference is full sun to part shade. Spreads by …

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Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

Food source for monarch butterfly larvae, does well in any open, moist location.

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Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

White, more compact selection of the species. Good food source for monarch butterfly larvae.   

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Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae

Common Name: New England aster

Lovely tall aster of wet spaces; for me its blooming means fall is coming. 

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Aster novi-belgii

Aster novi-belgii

Common Name: New York aster

Rhizomatous species with violet or blue flowers. 

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Aster puniceus

Aster puniceus

Common Name: Purple stemmed aster

Found along creeks, pond's edge. Great naturalizer for moist areas. 

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Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Common Name: Marsh marigold (No Advance Orders)

A succulent early blooming species for wet spaces. Glossy heart-shaped leaves accompany shiny large buttercup-like flowers. Great addition to the water garden. NAO

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Carex amphibola

Carex amphibola

Common Name: Creek sedge

A compact and vigorous clump, with shiny semi-evergreen foliage. Excellent choice for the woodland or shade garden. Very adaptable. Host plant for some Skippers, and seeds are eaten by several reptiles.

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Carex blanda

Carex blanda

Common Name: Common Wood Sedge

Carex blanda is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that matures into compact mounded clumps. The shiny deep green foliage is evergreen and up to 8” long.  In late spring interesting green flower spikes are displayed above the leaves.…

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Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Common Name: Bristly sedge

Erect clumps of triangular stems form from short rhizomes. Drooping spikelets impart a bottlebrush effect. Found along ponds, lakes, in wetlands and wet meadows, providing food and cover for water fowl.

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Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed sedge

This sedge is suited for shaded wetlands, it has blue/green foliage and drooping seed heads.

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Carex flaccosperma

Carex flaccosperma

Common Name: Blue wood sedge

Beautiful glaucus blue foliage, tolerates wide range of conditions, good liriope replacement.

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Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm sedge

This distinctive sedge resembles a miniature palm. Slow, creeping.

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Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

Common Name: Broom Sedge

Carex scoparia is a fine textured clumping cool season sedge.  In summer triangular leafy stems rise above the tufts of narrow grass-like foliage.  The culms bear scaly green to tan bullet shaped flower clusters that transition i…

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Carex socialis

Carex socialis

Common Name: Social sedge

Carex socialis is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that forms dense tufts of narrow foliage.

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Carex sprengelii

Carex sprengelii

Common Name: Long Beaked Sedge

Carex sprengelii is a lovely cool season woodland sedge.  Plants form small colonies from short rhizomes.  Foliage is bright green to chartreuse and semi-evergreen with narrow glossy blades.  In early spring greenish-white o…

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Carex stipata

Carex stipata

Common Name: Awl-fruited sedge

Carex stipata is a sprawling wetland sedge that expands from short rhizomes.  New leaves are bright green and fountain-like.  In spring culms rise above the foliage bearing prickly flower clusters.  The green inflorescences …

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Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock sedge

This beautiful sedge deserves a spot in the ornamental water garden, great form. 

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Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox sedge

Tough and adaptable, should be used in all wetlands restoration projects. 

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Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: Turtlehead

Chelone glabra is an upright perennial with stout stems and shiny deep green leaves.  In late summer and fall, stems are topped by lovely clusters of white snapdragon like flowers.  The individual blooms are about an inch long and are …

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Elymus virginicus

Elymus virginicus

Common Name: Virginia wild rye

Elymus virginicus is a clump forming cool season perennial grass.  The tufted foliage is narrow and evergreen or semi-evergreen.  Blades have a green or silver blue color and a waxy sheen.  Bristly wheat-like spikey flower …

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Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum hyemale

Common Name: Scouring Rush

Equisetum hyemale is a vigorous evergreen perennial with a striking vertical habit.  Plants produce multiple bamboo-like dark green stems arranged in dense clumps. This handsome rush-like plant adapts to a wide variety of growing …

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Eupatorium dubium

Eupatorium dubium

Common Name: Three-nerved Joe pye

Think of it as the Joe that never really grew up! Shorter, much friendlier to smaller gardens and spaces. 

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Eupatorium fistulosum

Eupatorium fistulosum

Common Name: Joe pye weed

Huge, founded flower heads. Butterflies love it. 

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Eupatorium maculatum

Eupatorium maculatum

Common Name: Spotted Joe pye weed

Light purple flower heads, many reaching up to 8 inches across. Lightly fragrant, especially attracts the swallowtail butterfly, along with many other pollinators. 

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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common Name: Boneset

Another one for wet spaces found along streams and at woods' edge. 

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Eupatorium purpureum

Eupatorium purpureum

Common Name: Sweet Joe pye weed

Found in thickets and open woods this Joe Pye tolerates some shade, sweet odor when crushed. 

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Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Common Name: Common sneezeweed

It doesn't make you sneeze. Occurs in wet meadows and moist places. 

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Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red Shades'

Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red Shades'

Common Name: Helena Red Shades common sneezeweed

Upright clumping wildflower cultivar with elongated bright green leaves.  From mid-summer until autumn foliage is crowned by an abundance of coppery red daisy-like flowers. This adaptable plant will grow in any site that has sun or part sun and …

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Helenium flexuosum

Helenium flexuosum

Common Name: purple-headed sneezeweed

Golden yellow reflexed petals encircle a brownish purple center disk from August through October.  Native to eastern and midwestern US. 

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Helianthus angustifolia

Helianthus angustifolia

Common Name: Swamp sunflower

Numerous, bright blooms, narrow shiny deep green leaves. A spectacular show. Should be kept moist for best performance. 

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Hibiscus coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus

Common Name: Scarlet rose mallow

Showy, bright red flowers. Attractive to a number of pollinators.  Found along pond and stream edges, marshes, and swamps. Tolerates standing water. 

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Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

Common Name: Swamp mallow

The large blossoms grab your attention, found in swamps and wet meadows, this plant is great for ponds. 

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Iris versicolor

Iris versicolor

Common Name: Blue flag

Iris versicolor is a vigorous perennial that forms small colonies from a network of underground rhizomes.  Plants produce clumps of distinctive narrow pointed leaves. In spring, foliage is topped by lovely blue irises. This unique wild…

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Juncus effusus

Juncus effusus

Common Name: Soft rush

Juncus effusus is an evergreen perennial with a striking vertical habit.  Plants produce multiple culms arranged in dense tufts. The narrow stems are rounded and lustrous green with pointed tips and no obvious leaves.  In summer loose …

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Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis is a clump forming perennial wildflower with toothed lance shaped leaves. In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of vibrant scarlet florets. The blooms are irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies. Plants pros…

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Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Great Blue Lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica is a clump forming perennial wildflower with toothed lance shaped leaves.  In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of intense blue-violet florets.  The blooms entice bees, hummingbirds and butterfli…

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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name: Ostrich fern (No Advance Orders)

Matteuccia struthiopteris is a statuesque fern with large deep green arching fronds.  Plants expand by rhizomes to form colonies.  Foliage is compound with each impressive frond consisting of many pairs of deeply lobed pinnae. …

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Mimulus ringens

Mimulus ringens

Common Name: Square stem monkey flower

A multi-stemmed bushy perennial wildflower.  The square light green stems are clothed in pairs of clasping lance shaped leaves.   In summer, blue-purple flowers are displayed in the upper leaf axils.  The blooms are asymmetrical…

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Onoclea sensibilis

Onoclea sensibilis

Common Name: Sensitive Fern (No Advance Orders)

Onoclea sensibilis is a rambling pinnately lobed fern with soft green sterile fronds.  These fronds are deciduous often turning bright yellow before disappearing for the winter.  Spores are enclosed in bead-like coverings and a…

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Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum

Common Name: Switch grass

Panicum virgatum is an elegant vase shaped grass with an abundance of seasonal interest. In spring, a fresh crop of glaucous stems and graceful bluish-green arching leaves rise from the earth.  Mature plants are statuesque and crowned with …

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Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana

Common Name: Obedient plant

A robust perennial wildflower with bold lance shaped leaves.  In late summer and early fall, foliage is topped by graceful lavender, pinkish or white spikey inflorescences.  The individual florets are tubular and similar to snapdragons.&#…

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Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata

Common Name: Green-headed coneflower

Deeply cut leaves, with drooping yellow ray flowers on 4-foot stems, likes wet feet. A native clump forming perennial with multiple upright stems.  The leaves are large, dark green and deeply lobed.  From summer until fall folia…

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Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun'

Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun'

Common Name: Autumn Sun cut-leaf coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata Autumn Sun is a selection of a native clump forming perennial with multiple upright stems.  The leaves are large, dark green and deeply lobed.  From summer until fall foliage is topped with clusters o…

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Scirpus atrovirens

Scirpus atrovirens

Common Name: Green bulrush

Scirpus atrovirens is a rhizomatous warm season perennial sedge relative. Plants produce multiple culms with arching or drooping olive green leaves. In summer, fertile culms bear rounded yellow-green compound inflorescences followed by d…

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Scirpus cyperinus

Scirpus cyperinus

Common Name: Wool grass

Scirpus cyperinus is a rhizomatous perennial that grows in dense tussocks of arching basal leaves.  Plants produce upright unbranched culms with ascending or spreading medium green leaves.  In summer, the culms are topped with rounded …

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Scirpus pungens

Scirpus pungens

Common Name: Common three-squared bulrush

Scirpus pungens is a rhizomatous warm season perennial sedge relative. Plants produce upright sharply triangular pithy 4’ culms.  Leaves are lower growing, basal and similar to the culms in appearance.  In summer, culms b…

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Scirpus validus (tabernaemontani)

Scirpus validus (tabernaemontani)

Common Name: Soft stemmed bulrush

Scirpus validus is a rhizomatous cool season perennial with tall dark green triangular culms.  Leaf sheaths wrap the culm but blades are insignificant or absent.  From summer until fall, the stems are topped by pendulous reddish brown …

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Solidago graminifolia

Solidago graminifolia

Common Name: Grass-leaved goldenrod

Upright perennial wildflower.  Leaves are alternate, linear and grass-like.  From late summer into fall stems are terminated with flat topped yellow flower clusters. Plants are tough, vigorous and adaptable, prospering in sunny or p…

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Stylophorum diphyllum

Stylophorum diphyllum

Common Name: Celandine poppy (No Advance Orders)

Stylophorum diphyllum is a low mounding wildflower with bold lobed leaves.  In spring, stems are terminated by clusters of bright yellow poppy-like blooms.  This unique NAO perennial thrives in rich open woods or shade gard…

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Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Common Name: Blue vervain

A clumping perennial with stiff erect squarish stems.  Leaves are opposite with coarse teeth.  In summer, plants are topped by narrow spikey panicles of small tubular purple flowers.  Plants thrive in full or part sun in moist or wet…

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Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Common Name: Iron Butterfly ironweed

Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ is a low mounding perennial wildflower with narrow fine textured foliage.  In late summer plants are covered by small clusters of royal purple disc florets.  Butterflies …

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Vernonia noveborecensis

Vernonia noveborecensis

Common Name: New York ironweed

Vernonia noveborecensis is a tall robust perennial wildflower with numerous lance shaped leaves.  In late summer plants are crowned by large corymbs of royal purple disc florets.  Butterflies and other pollinators flock to the blooms. …

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Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Common Name: Culver root

Veronicastrum virginicum is a tall robust perennial wildflower with attractive whorled leaves.  In early and mid-summer plants are crowned by spiky racemes densely packed with tiny tubular white florets. The inflorescences bra…

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Zizia aureu

Zizia aureu

Common Name: Golden Alexander's

Zizia aurea is a 1-3’ tall upright perennial wildflower with glossy compound basal leaves. From late spring to early summer flowering stems elongate bearing showy umbrella shaped clusters of small yellow florets. Scads of beneficial …

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