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  • Acer rubrum - Red Maple

    Acer rubrum - Red Maple
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. One of the most common maple's and deciduous trees throughout much of the eastern half of North America. Very popular as a landscape and street tree, owing to its attractive, red colored foliage in the...

     
  • Alcea rosea - Nigra Hollyhock

    Alcea rosea - Nigra Hollyhock
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Made famous by Thomas Jefferson, who once grew this plant at Monticello, this pretty hollyhock produces some of the most truly black flowers in the plant world. The pretty flowers are born on biennial...

  • Allium senescens - German Garlic

    Allium senescens - German Garlic
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Often grown as an ornamental, for its powder-puff purple flowers, this wild garlic species has some reported edible uses as well. Native to central Europe, through China and Korea. The bulbs are said to...

  • Allium ursinum - Bear's Garlic

    Allium ursinum - Bear's Garlic
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A wild garlic, found native through much of Europe and Asia. The leaves and bulbs are edible, with a garlic-like flavor. They have a long history of various uses in Europe, both edible and medicinal. A...

  • Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon Serviceberry

    Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon Serviceberry
    $2.50

    20 seeds per pack. A small berry native to much of North America. The small blue fruits look a bit like blueberries and have a variety of uses, from preserves and pies, to ciders and alcohol. A deciduous shrub growing to...

     
  • Anacyclus pyrethrum - Spanish Chamomile

    Anacyclus pyrethrum - Spanish Chamomile
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. A low-growing perennial, native to the Mediterranean region. It usually grows to no more than 12" / 0.3 m, with a clumping and spreading habit. Flowers are white-petaled, much like daisies and attractive...

  • Arbutus menziesii - Madrone

    Arbutus menziesii - Madrone
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. A famous tree of the Pacific coast, from California, north to British Columbia. The lovely madrone is often recognized for its attractive, reddish bark, making the tree look a bit like a large manzanita...

  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry

    Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A low growing shrub that rarely exceeds 1-2ft, bearing small red, fleshy edible berries. The sweet berries have a mealy texture and have a variety of uses, from flavoring beverages to teas and stews...

     
  • Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach

    Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. A versatile plant, grown both for its edible leaves and also as an ornamental. The leaves are eaten much like spinach and have a similar flavor. Plants are more tolerant to hot and cold extremes than...

  • Atriplex hortensis - Magenta Magic Orach

    Atriplex hortensis - Magenta Magic Orach
    $2.75

    100 seeds per pack. A colorful magenta leafed orach, great for typical edible salad uses but notable for its brightly colored leaves which have an iridescent glow. Use like spinach or just enjoy its ornamental beauty! Grows...

  • Atriplex hortensis - Orach, Red

    Atriplex hortensis - Orach, Red
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. A red leafed version of the popular garden herb. A versatile plant, grown both for its edible leaves and also as an ornamental. The leaves are eaten much like spinach and have a similar flavor. Plants are...

  • Callicarpa americana - American Beautyberry

    Callicarpa americana - American Beautyberry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Much like the Japanese Beautyberry, this is one shrub that lives up to its name! Bears clusters of bright, lilac colored berries throughout the warm months. The clusters are eye-popping and remain on the...

     
  • Capparis spinosa - Caper

    Capparis spinosa - Caper
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Vining, bushy plant, producing the capers of commerce. Subtropical/Mediterranean, can survive to 20F, as well as temperatures well above 100F. Pretty flowers are followed by egg shaped fruit. #302 Hardy to...

     
  • Chenopodium capitatum - Strawberry Spinach

    Chenopodium capitatum - Strawberry Spinach
    $2.00

    (Chenopodium capitatum) 100 seeds per pack. A delightful garden annual with both edible fruits and edible leaves. The leaves are eaten raw and used like spinach, being high in vitamins A and C. The small red fruits have a...

  • Chenopodium giganteum - Tree Spinach

    Chenopodium giganteum - Tree Spinach
    $2.00

    300 seeds per pack. A hardy annual growing to six feet having delicious edible leaves. The leaves are eaten cooked or raw as spinach. The seeds can also be processed into a wheat-like substance and used in baking. Grows in...

     
  • Cudrania tricuspidata - Che

    Cudrania tricuspidata - Che
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Temperate-subtropical tree native to Asia is the home of silkworms and is used for feeding. Edible berry-like fruit resembles a mulberry and has a sweet flavor. Hardy probably to 10-15F. #315 Hardy to...

     
  • Cydonia oblonga - Quince

    Cydonia oblonga - Quince
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Temperate fruit tree with similar growing habits to the apple, but trees are usually small, to 10-25 feet high. Fruit is fairly large, about the size of an apple, with a strong candy-like smell. The fruit...

     
  • Decaisnea fargesii - Blue Sausage Fruit

    Decaisnea fargesii - Blue Sausage Fruit
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. The strange blue sausage fruit bears 3-5", slender fruits that look much like its name suggests. Fruits are edible, with a somewhat sweet flavor, through are not cultivated. Popular as an ornamental or...

  • Eleutherococcus senticosus - Siberian Ginseng

    Eleutherococcus senticosus - Siberian Ginseng
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A small, deciduous shrub native to parts of temperate Asia. Most famous as a medicinal, with a number of applications in traditional medicine. Also grown as an ornamental, with attractive 5-lobed leaves and...

  • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila - Snow Gum

    Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila - Snow Gum
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. One of the hardiest of the Eucalyptus species, naturally growing in areas that receive yearly snowfall. Reportedly hardy to as low as -23 C / -9 F. It is an attractive, ornamental tree with a classic...

  • Fragaria moschata - Musk Strawberry

    Fragaria moschata - Musk Strawberry
    $3.00

    25 seeds per pack. A gourmet, wild strawberry, known for its intense aroma and bold flavor, having overtones of raspberry and citrus. A surprisingly difficult species to find, given the strong interest in parts of Europe...

  • Fragaria vesca - Alexandria Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Alexandria Alpine Strawberry
    $3.00

    100 seeds per pack. Red colored alpine strawberry with a good, rich flavor. Probably the best of the red varieties. Care is similar to that of the standard strawberry. #312 Hardy to at least zone 6 (-10 - 0F).View plant...

  • Fragaria vesca - Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Alpine Strawberry
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. This is the true alpine strawberry; a white-yellow form with smaller berries than that of the standard red variety. Alpine strawberries have an excellent flavor, much like a strawberry-wine. Care is...

  • Fragaria vesca - Golden Alexandria Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Golden Alexandria Alpine Strawberry
    $3.00

    100 seeds per pack. A attractive, golden-leafed variant of the Alexandria Alpine Strawberry. Leafs are colored in green, with yellow-golden tinting. Lovely, both for its foliage and brightly red colored, edible fruits. The...

  • Fragaria vesca - Italian Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Italian Alpine Strawberry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A wild strawberry bearing small fruits similar to some of the standard alpine strawberries. Plants are low-growing, to just under a foot, and are everbearing, yielding fruits throughout the warm months...

  • Fragaria vesca - Reugen Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Reugen Alpine Strawberry
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. This is the Reugen variety of the alpine strawberry; a red form with large berries for an alpine. Well flavored, does not produce runners. Alpine strawberries have an excellent flavor, much like a...

  • Gaultheria shallon - Shallon

    Gaultheria shallon - Shallon
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A relative of wintergreen, this North American native bears edible, dark blue berries that were once an important food source for native peoples of the Pacific coast. Usually a small, to medium sized...

  • Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice

    Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A shrubby perennial growing to about 3-4ft that is the source of commercial licorice. The main part used of the plant is its roots which have the characteristic anise-like flavor. The licorice plant also...

  • Hippophae rhamnoides - Sea Buckthorn

    Hippophae rhamnoides - Sea Buckthorn
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. Native throughout much of Europe and Asia, the Seaberry is known both for its fruits and landscaping uses. It is frost hardy plant which also stands up well to salt spray. The small orange fruits are born...

     
  • Holboellia latifolia - Sausage Vine

    Holboellia latifolia - Sausage Vine
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Stauntonia latifolia. Similarities to Stauntonia hexaphylla, this uncommon species bears fairly large, purple colored fruits that look like sausages. The fruits are edible, but also quite ornamental...

  • Ilex vomitora - Yaupon Holly

    Ilex vomitora - Yaupon Holly
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Native to the southern United States, this relative of yerba mate and holly was traditionally used to brew a type of caffeine containing beverage. Now, it is mostly grown as an attractive ornamental,...

  • Juniperus californica - California Juniper

    Juniperus californica - California Juniper
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A uniquely attractive and aromatic shrubby tree, native to the Pacific coastline, mostly in California, but south to Baja. One of a number of juniper species, it is most popularly planted as an ornamental...

  • Lonicera caerulea - Blue Honeysuckle

    Lonicera caerulea - Blue Honeysuckle
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. An important economic fruit native to temperate regions in the Northern hemisphere. It bears fleshy, dark blue, berry fruits that are eaten raw but also commonly used in preserves and juices. The berries...

     
  • Lotus tetragonolobus - Winged Pea

    Lotus tetragonolobus - Winged Pea
    $2.50

    (Lotus tetragonolobus) 15 seeds per pack. A small annual with edible seed pods used much like peas. Pods are eaten raw or cooked and have a flavor resembling asparagus. Popularly used in salads and soups. Short plant to...

     
  • Maclura pomifera - Osage Orange

    Maclura pomifera - Osage Orange
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A hardy and sturdy tree, a member of the mulberry family and unrelated to oranges, the Osage Orange was once one of the most commonly planted trees in the United States. Its popularity owes to its...

  • Mahonia fremontii - Desert Mahonia

    Mahonia fremontii - Desert Mahonia
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. An attractive, shrubby bush or tree, native to the American southwest. It features soft, gray-green colored, prickly foliage. In spring, the plant explodes in a burst of bright yellow flowers, which are...


 

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