Planting native seeds is one small, but important step in safeguarding the web of life. Many sensible people are now enjoying the adventure, discovery and benefits that come with taking an active role in ecological landscape restoration. Our staff invite you to Shop for Natives and explore the full pallet of native wildflowers, grasses, unique conservancy species and mixes. Native American Seed is committed to preventing the spread of invasive species.

What is a D-pak? You said, "Give me more than a packet but less than a pound". We said "d-pak". d=DIVERSITY

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2016 Fall Catalog

Pollinators in Peril

Attracting Native Pollinators requires plants that produce pollen, nectar, habitat, shelter and safety from predators. Pollinators need nectar throughout most of the year, not just in spring. Planting diverse native wildflowers now, such as Bee Happy Mix and Pollinator Essentials, will benefit honey bees and native bees.

Want to learn more? The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bees encountered in our region of the world, with clues for telling these stunning creatures apart.




100% Pure Natives



Long before beginning Native American Seed in 1988, we had already dedicated our work to restoring integrity in relationships between people, wildlife, land, water and plants. The work has always been about connections of all kinds...among all the relative beings. The integrity of our seeds comes from the natives only that we grow. We are thankful for your interest in our work.

After nearly 30 years of gathering seeds and studying nature, we've found our winged friends appreciate the diversity in Hummers & Singers Mix. Let's work together to restore our quail populations by planting Sustainable Quail & Dove Mix.


Favorite Wildflowers for Fall Planting

#1 A+ pollinator plant. American Basketflower produces beautiful delicate 2 - 3" blooms with smooth, leafy stems. Found in the wild throughout much of North America. Blooms provide nectar high in sugar and amino acids. Pollen is high in protein. The plant is visited by a wide variety of hummingbirds, songbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, beetles and a host of other insects. TPWD invertebrate biologist Michael Warriner documented four species of bumblebees and several other solitary bee species nectaring on basketflower in one North Texas prairie. Easily started from seed planted in fall (Aug - Nov) at depth of 3/8 - 1/2 inch.

Texas Bluebonnet, the state flower of Texas! This familiar and much-loved annual is among the first prairie wildflowers to appear in the spring. Prefers hillsides and well drained areas.

Perennial Cutleaf Daisy, also known as Engelmann Daisy, is a reliable plant during times of drought. Attracts painted buntings, sparrows and finches. We have witnessed turkeys and ladybugs nesting in our farm patch.

Aromatic foliage makes Lemon Mint deer resistant. Native Americans incorporated the use of its leaves for edible greens, seasoning, and an aromatic tea.




Riparian Recovery Resources



Texas is home to more than 3,700-streams & 15 major Rivers. Totaling 191,000-miles, riparian areas are essential in storing and protecting water quality, preventing erosion, and providing nutrients and habitat for fish, fireflies and wildlife. Our actions (or lack of) can sustain healthy, vibrant natural riparian areas for all to enjoy now and in the future.

Often, the best thing you can do for stream banks is leave them alone. Heavy equipment compacts soil, making recovery difficult. Cleared, manicured turf lawns are extremely low stabilizer plant communities offering little soil protection or water filtration. After flooding, leave downed trees and drift in place where practical. Native, deep-rooted, diverse plant communities work together with big dead wood, limbs and debris to help dissipate floodwater energy, filter and trap sediment, and stabilize soil and plant recovery. Regeneration can occur naturally in riparian areas especially where there are existing healthy uplands in place.

Aid for Rebuilding Stream Bank Buffer Zones:
Riparian Recovery Mix
Live Roots
Erosion Control Blanket
Cereal Rye Grain Cover Crop


Quality Tools Made in USA

Start with heavy duty tools made in the USA - 100% organic control of alien species such as KR Bluestem (from Asia), Bastard Cabbage or Musk Thistle (from Europe, Asia). Aliens compete fiercely for available sunlight and water. Native American Seed encourages the removal and control on all non-native species for the benefit of our vanishing eco-systems. A good resource to learn more about alien species is Texas Invasives Database.

Longtime favorite tools:
Tomahawk - general all purpose hoe
Arrow - tool for early detection
Trail Builder - hoe and pick in one
Fire Rake - robust hoe and rake


Books & Resources

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Fall Planting Favorites



If we choose to re-connect to our outdoor living spaces with the diversity of native plants, many benefits will return to the land. Benefits to many species, but to the humans too.

Wondering what to plant this spring? Many of the natives can be seeded now. Erosion Control Blankets - are helpful at holding moisture & valuable topsoil.

Here's some of our top spring planting natives:

Plant in Spring or Fall Wildflowers
Blackland Prairie Mix
Native Texas Mix
Coastal Prairie Mix
Scorched Earth Mix
Native Trail Mix
Texas Oklahoma Native Roadside
Sustainable Quail & Dove



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