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...helping people restore the Earth ...helping people restore the earth spring 2015 the grass issue ecO LOGicaL SOLUtiONS small miracles Finally She gets it...A lil corner of the planet farmed for 100 years along the Colorado River northwest of Austin....restored to diverse native prairie by a big dose of helping human hands and a series of small miracles. Take a picture of this. Do you see an ugly weedy patch of un-manicured land Do you see beauty This is a snapshot called Diversity. When we learn to see complex functional symbiotic relations in perpetual 247365 slow motion within the natural landscape...we begin to realize there is a heck-of- alot more beauty and understanding we can bring to the human-built environments inside our cities and towns our farms and ranches our pastures and lawns. But to ever gain ground on the monumental issues before us weve got to stop knee jerking from one crisis to the next ...and put the whole picture together. For example besides drouth and critically low water supplies the latest BIG THREAT OF THE DAY is decline of monarch butterflies. Right before our eyes are we witnessing the end of another era a crash of the epic migrations Were told native milkweeds must simply be put back. I dont get it. Programs allocate resources focused on a single genus of milkweeds in an attempt to save the Monarchs. I know its true Texas IS paving over more acres faster than any state in the nation. Less and less wild spots translates to less milkweeds for the monarch caterpillars. Will there be a rush to put milkweeds out 2 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 big threats on the roadsides ...or in museums ...or anywhere Will there be efforts to move the migration ...engineer style... off Interstate 35 midsection of the once Great Plains ...maybe reroute butterflies through empty western deserts. Gotta get Monarchs away from the killing fields up in the Corn Belt too. We are so thorough now in our crises ... jumping from the never ending rush to increase corn yields to feed the world to producing corn for taxpayer subsidized ethanol to combat foreign control of energy to genetically modifying corn to resist weed sprays and inserting bacteria toxic to caterpillars into corn to planting more and more corn farther and farther north and west as the climate warms and dries plowing up more prairies of Dakotas heading for Canada. Then theres all that darn Dear Corn that fellow Texas sportsmen have come to rely on ...serving to spread wild hogs like wildfire throughout the countryside. Real smart. Like intellectual property rights and patents that took away farmers ownership of the corn seed supply ...yes right here in Texas we see a trend to begin patent and licensing native seeds too. What are we thinking How in the heck is that gonna help people restore the land Lets make a paradigm shift. None of us really do all this intentionally. Sometimes we are just not very good at understanding unintended consequences. We never had a practical guide to follow like the one in your hand. And we didnt see the value of native prairie like you can see... today. Cover Photo by Pat Merkord Native Prairies Association of Texas www.texasprairie.org Order Online www.seedsource.com 3 unintended consequences paradigm shift 4 Native American Seed 325 446 3600 Take a Closer Look This is our native Antelope Horns milkweed growing in non-irrigated Little Bluestem restored prairie. While native milkweed is the only host plant for emerging monarch caterpillars to feed upon they need more than just milkweed. Can we help each other to see the inherent beauty of symbiotic relationships and the importance of their functions We dont have to kiss the monarchs goodbye. This is exactly what they are starving for... for us to become part of the relation. Turn back to the cover page the beautiful orange flower is another of our native Butterfly Milkweed growing with dozens of other natives including Little Bluestem. Nectar is the energy that makes epic migrations. Hundreds of native plant species provide nectar for adult monarchs. Native grasses provide shelter. The decline of monarchs is only the tip of the pollinator iceberg. Weve got to do a better job as a people in understanding the bigger picture. Were still debating twice-a- week water restrictions of Caribbean st. augustine lawns to protect our property investments... and if bigger pipelines could solve our water needs. Geeze... if we really had it together wed be getting rid of big chunks of lawn about now. Then things really could get a lot better soon. Its called Habitat Little Bluestem Anchors most all Prairies east of the 100th meridian Everything seems to hinge around Lil Blu. Diverse tapestries of other grasses and wildflowers make the whole thing work together. Lil Blu is begging to come back into a location near you. Simply choose from any of our diverse EcoSystem in a Bag seed mixes and you can begin to turn the tide. You can stop planting exotic plants from distant lands that need more water and nutrients than our own climate and soils provide. Together we can take responsibility to help regain natures balance. 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 eco Logical landscape restoration. Native American Seed strives to conduct our Little Bluestem harvests from clean local Texas prairies that have never ever been plowed. Our planting cultivating harvesting and seed cleaning equipment have never been employed to produce alien species... and never will be. This ensures that you get the safest quality most true local genetic traits from what remains of precious prairie remnants in the surrounding regions. Local Little Bluestem is the anchor in all of our EcoSystem in a Bag mixtures. Thanks for your interest in our work 100 native since 1988 View Photo Slideshow of a Restored Prairie Songbirds by Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization www.flickr.comphotoscommonsfordpro 5 The Seeds we offer are native to the regions on centerfold map. Diverse groups of businesses government agencies schools nonprofit organizations land managers and home owners are using these seeds to solve common landscape problems. What Problems Here you find no promotion of exotic plants that are from Morocco Paraguay Brazil or Europe. Know that bermudagrass and African daisy are from the other side of the planet. Crimson clover babys breath corn poppy and dames rocket are from Europe. Train your eye to recognize the exotics and their consequences. The use of exotics may require that you attempt to control the elements. Often these exotics go out of control and lacking balance in their new environment may take over large areas of land when planted here. The Waste By planting exotics your time money and energy may be wasted. Activities such as replanting each year spraying dangerous chemicals working hours or days each week on boring maintenance or worse yet continual watering may be required. All are unwise choices for our budgets the quality of our water and our land. The Benefits With simple truths its possible to make clear choices. native seeds belong in your landscape. Native plants and grasses work for you They require no extra watering once established. They are naturally disease and bug resistant. Fertilizing not required. Grueling maintenance is unnecessary. We guarantee you will enjoy these benefits. The Value Why not embrace what remains of our natural world The open prairies and meadows the deep woods. The wet marshes creeks and rivers. The dry deserts and mountains. Value native vegetation as food and habitat for other living creatures around us. Choices About the Future As time has run out for many native habitats consider leaving your land in better condition than you found it. Make informed choices about the future of the land be responsible and plant native seeds. You have the power to make a difference Become native to your place. Choose a path of stewardship and a lifetime of wonder and learning. Sensible People Ph 800-728-4043 Fax 800-728-3943 3791 N US Hwy 377 Junction TX 76849 Native American Seed 2015 order before 11am well ship same day NATIvE AME R ICANS E E D Working Seed Farm call ahead to schedule a seed order pick-up farm tours only by special arrangement due to time and safety constraints. Unannounced drop-ins will be charged extra handling fee to pull order. Thank you above Root systems of Switchgrass grown at the Land Institute.org Your satisfaction is important to us We want you to be totally pleased with our efforts and our products. Guarantee if your order has been damaged in shipping contact us within ten days of receipt. We want to correct any errors or claims quickly. Native American Seed strives to provide you with seeds of the highest quality possible. Our seeds are tested by independent laboratories utilizing standards approved by the Association of Official Seed Analysts. We are committed to preventing the spread of invasive species and abide by state seed laws. With the variety and uncertainty of environmental conditions we cannot guarantee the establishment of plants. Being our sole warranty we make no other expressed or implied. Return within 10 days any unopened bags of seed not accepted under these terms. The purchase price of the seed is the limit of our liability. Prices and availability are subject to change. Components within our mixtures may vary slightly due to availability especially in times of drought or flood. This work is more than difficult when considering the issues surrounding global climate change. We are thankful for your understanding. When the seed tells us its ready we move in the equipment. Not as straightforward as it sounds harvesting equipment is designed for agricultural crops not for differing sizes and shapes of wildflower and grass seeds. Weve spent years of tinkering and rigging and inventing and adjusting to make it all work. The story isnt over when the harvest is in. After the harvest is dry it is ready to be cleaned. it is sifted through a series of screens and blowers carefully calibrated to separate out the seeds we want from the hitchhikers we are definitely not interested in. Then we send it off for testing to be sure that the seeds are healthy and will work for you. Through disappointments and frustrations of equipment and weather there are more than enough rare and fine moments to compensate. We get the opportunity to do the work we love And our greatest pleasures come in knowing these seeds find new homes where they can begin to re-establish their balance in nature. ...and in times like these it can be hard to know what to do. As always we are grateful to have the harmonious rhythms of nature to shape our days. Now is the time to plant many of the grasses and wildflowers that are part of the rainforest in our area of the planet - the plains and prairies. The time to reaffirm our faith that there will indeed be a future. A time to remind ourselves that each of us has the right and the responsibility to create little spots of health on an ailing planet. A time to do our part in the hope that our children and our childrens children might have a chance to experience the joys of watching the earth wake up from a long winters rest to flower into a beautiful spring. Time to plant seeds for the future www.seedsource.com at work for you 247 teLLiNG tHe StOrY Sensible People . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Texas Harvests of lil Blu. . . . . 8 Monarch Migration . . . . . . . . . 10 Tips for Slopes Ponds Berms. .20 Dont let land Wash Away. .22 Get rid of Bermudagrass . . . . . 27 Seed Grants Texas Schools . .47 8 Public Places to Visit . . . . .48 Where Eco-Systems Meet . . .50 What is a Native . . . . . . . . . .52 Stormwaters Brewing . . . . . .54 Common Aliens. . . . . . . . . . .82 Reference Books . . . . . . . . . .90 How to Grow Native Seeds. .98 taBLe OF cONteNtS Erosion Control Blankets . . .22 Seeding Equipment . . . . . . . .23 Rainwater Harvesting . . . . . .24 Shade-Friendly Companions 29 Grasses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Conservancy Packets. . . . . . .56 Wildflowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Gift Packets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Cover Crop . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 live Roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Tshirts Caps Totes . . . . . . . . . 89 Order Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Gift Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 EcoTourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 GUide tO Seed miXeS Apache Plateau. . . . . . . . . . . .59 Bee Happy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Blackland Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Butterfly Retreat. . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Caddo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Caliche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Coastal Prairie. . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Comanche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Dam Slope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Deer Resistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Drainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Eastern Savannah Grass . . . . . 19 Hummers Singers. . . . . . . . .43 lady Birds legacy . . . . . . . .47 Midway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Native Sun Turf . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Native Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Native Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Plant in Spring-or-Fall. . . . . . . . 46 Pocket Prairie. . . . . . . .. . . . . . 95 Prairie Starter. . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Scorched Earth Recovery . . . . 16 Shade-Friendly Grass. . . . . . . . 28 Shade-Friendly Wildflower . . .28 Southeast Recovery . . . . . . . . . 17 Sustainable Quail Dove. .. . .62 Sustain the Migration Kit . . . . 10 Texas-Oklahoma Native Roadside61 Thunder Turf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Upper Slope Wildflowers. . .. . .21 Water Saver Kit . . . . . . . . . . .38 Western Rangeland . . . . . . . . . 19 Wetland Fringe. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 You said give me more than a packet but less than a pound. We said d-pak d DIvERSITy 7 Native American Seed 800 728 40438 Texas only Harvest of Little Bluestem Prairies 8 Native American Seed 325 446 3600 Little Bluestemonce dominated our tall and short grass prairies from Canada to Mexico. But almost everywhere that could be plowed has been plowed. Texas the largest prairie state has the least acres conserved. Besides a few refuges current-day sightings still find it growing on thin infertile highly erodible soils...surviving harsh conditions with good land stewardship practices. Sadly in many regions Lil Blu is almost gone. For the Landscape Little Bluestem can be grown from seed. Being a well-behaved 1 to 4 clump grass makes it ideal for blue-green spring color. Later in the growing season with no mowing and blessed mid-summer rains ...seeds begin to form. By autumn rich bronze stems with frost-white fuzzy dew glistened seedssparklingat sunrise helps us to remember why Comanches fought so hard for this land. Howling cold northers eventually blow seeds to the winds...where ground nesting quail meadowlarks or grasshopper sparrows forage for food. For Ag producersLil Blu greens up a month earlier than alien coastal bermuda and provides excellent grazing until maturity. Native hay meadows are low-input. Lil Blu does not like petro-fertilizers. Good stewardship includesmanaged grazing no late haying or short summer mowings and a prescribed burn plan. Little Bluestem prairies can last perpetually. For Wildlife Valuation Little Bluestem qualifies as food and habitat. The seeds are nutritious for goldfinch quail dove and many mammals. Excellent ground-nesting cover for prairie birds mammals and larval food source for butterflies. Little Bluestem was once so important for forage the USDA Plant Materials Centersdeveloped several improved selections calledcultivars mostly taken from northern and mid western prairies decades ago. Agronomists targeted selections with highest forage production. After years of refinement and processing of cultivars and certified seeds many naturally occurring genetic adaptations are intentionally bred out to control uniformity. If local adaptability to changing environmental conditions over time is important to you ...consider planting diverse Native Non-certified seeds. Usually the best adapted seeds are natives harvested reasonably close to the planting site with no supplemental breeding or trait selecting. How close How ever far a buffalo can run. What is a Native Anyway see centerfold a foundation species Little Bluestem is absolutely beautiful in commercial residential landscapes. Schizachyrium scoparium Native American Seed www.seedsource.com 9 courtesyofLarryAllain USGSNationalWetlandsResearchCenter Pineywoods Little Bluestem Item 2059 Shade-tolerant. Thrives in acidic well-drained sandy soils common to the Pineywoods. Adapted to annual rainfall of 35 to 60. Comprises the historic understory of mature pine forests and savannah grasslands. Plant this Little Bluestem in the Pineywoods to help restore habitat for many species of breeding birds including red-cockaded woodpeckers pine warblers and bachmans sparrow. Individual plants vary from red-green to chalky blue. Central Texas Little Bluestem Item 2060 Semi-shade tolerant. Adapted to oak woods and prairies of central Texas with annual rainfalls of 20 to 40. Plant this Little Bluestem in Blacklands Edwards Plateau Cross Timbers Lost Pines Rolling Plains to help restore habitat for bobwhite quail white-tailed deer rio grande turkey le contes sprarrow. High genetic variability in this population produces divergent growth forms resulting in some individuals being shorter and some taller. Gulf States Little Bluestem Item 2058 Adapted to high rainfall up to 80 and high humidity. Historically found in wooded savannahs open prairies from south Texas sand sheet to east coast. Most Southeastern US prairies have been lost to agriculture timber and development. Excellent for those wishing to improve wildlife habitat and reclamation works. Highly productive forage type. Rangeland Seeding Rate 8 lbs acre Height 2-3 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 500 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Dry-Moist Best used with other diverse native seeds Order Online www.seedsource.com 9 photobyEdFair Dpak 10 50 sq ft 1-9 lbs 14.99 lb 10-49 lbs 14.49 lb 50 lbs 13.99 lb Native americaN Seed 800 728 404310 Touchtheearthandquietlylisten.150yearsagoonlynativeplantsgrewhere. Thoughmanychangeshaveoccurredtheywouldlovetocomebackhome. NativeAmericanSeedJunctionTexas800.728.4043seedsource.com Becomenativetoyourplace.Playanactiveroleintheexperienceoflife. Idealforraingardens.Despiteitsnameitwillgrowindrierhabitats.Small pinkandsometimeswhiteflowers.FavoriteoftheMonarchButterfly. www.seedsource.com ...helpingpeoplerestoretheearth ...helpingpeoplerestoretheEarth HowtoGrowNativeMilkweedSeedS BeStifColdStratifiedfor30daySJaN-apriliNfridGe direCtSowoutdoorSiNtowarMSoilfeB-May ReadtheLandPrepareSeedActofSeedingWaterTalk Thesevitalpollinatorfavoritespreferfulltopartialsunlight. Coldstratifyseedbysoakingovernightindis-tilledwaterrinse.Mixwmoistvermiculite.Keep infridge30days. Scatterseedson preparedsoil.Lightlycovernomorethan 18.Presstoassuregoodseedtosoil Keepmoistuntil seedssprout. Donotapply fertilizers.Enjoy foryears net wt 100 mg. 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InterestinghistoryaswellasconnectiontoMonarchButterflysurvival. www.seedsource.com ...helpingpeoplerestoretheearth ...helpingpeoplerestoretheEarth HowtoGrowNativeMilkweedSeedS BeStifColdStratifiedfor30daySJaN-apriliNfridGe direCtSowoutdoorSiNtowarMSoilfeB-May ReadtheLandPrepareSeedActofSeedingWaterTalk Selectasunnyspaceforthesevital pollinatorfavorites Coldstratifyseedbysoakingovernightindis-tilledwaterrinse.Mixwmoistvermiculite.Keepinfridge30days. Scatterseedsonpreparedsoil.Lightlycovernomorethan18.Presstoassuregoodseedtosoil Keepmoistuntilseedssprout. Donotapply fertilizers.Enjoy foryears net wt 100 mg. Showy MilkweedNative Milkweed - Asclepias speciosa Water Conservation Responsible Beauty Wildlife Habitat Native Milkweed - Asclepias speciosa Water Conservation Responsible Beauty Wildlife Habitat Perennial.Height1-3BloomMay-Sept 840259100300 net wt 100 mg. Native Milkweed - Asclepias speciosa Touchtheearthandquietlylisten.150yearsagoonlynativeplantsgrewhere. Thoughmanychangeshaveoccurredtheywouldlovetocomebackhome. NativeAmericanSeedJunctionTexas800.728.4043seedsource.com Becomenativetoyourplace.Playanactiveroleintheexperienceoflife. Easytogrow.Ithasbeensaidthatthisisthehostplantfor90of MonarchButterflies.Flowersgivelargequantitiesofnectarforpollinators. www.seedsource.com...helpingpeoplerestoretheearth ...helpingpeoplerestoretheEarth HowtoGrowNativeMilkweedSeedS BeStifColdStratifiedfor30daySJaN-apriliNfridGe direCtSowoutdoorSiNtowarMSoilfeB-May ReadtheLandPrepareSeedActofSeedingWaterTalk Thesevitalpollinator favoritespreferfullto partialsunlight. Coldstratifyseedby soakingovernightindis- tilledwaterrinse.Mixw moistvermiculite.Keep infridge30days. Scatterseedson preparedsoil.Lightly covernomorethan 18.Presstoassure goodseedtosoil Keepmoistuntil seedssprout. Donotapply fertilizers.Enjoy foryears net wt 100 mg. Common Milkweed Native Milkweed - Asclepiassyriaca Water Conservation Responsible Beauty Wildlife Habitat Perennial.Height2-4 BloomJun-Oct 840259100324 photos by Frank black-sweater-art.com Common Milkweed Native Milkweed - Asclepiassyriaca Water Conservation Responsible Beauty Wildlife Habitat Touchtheearthandquietlylisten.150yearsagoonlynativeplantsgrewhere. Thoughmanychangeshaveoccurredtheywouldlovetocomebackhome. NativeAmericanSeedJunctionTexas 800.728.4043seedsource.com Becomenativetoyourplace.Playanactiveroleintheexperienceoflife. Thefiery-orangebloomsarevividbeyondbelief.Butterfliesfranticallyflit fromflowertoflowerZoeKirkpatrick.MonarchButterflyfavorite. www.seedsource.com ...helpingpeoplerestoretheearth ...helpingpeoplerestoretheEarth HowtoGrowNativeMilkweedSeedS BeStifColdStratifiedfor30daySJaN-apriliNfridGe direCtSowoutdoorSiNtowarMSoilfeB-May ReadtheLand PrepareSeedActofSeedingWaterTalk Thesevitalpollinator favoritesgrowinboth fulltodappledsunlight. Coldstratifyseedby soakingovernightindis- tilledwaterrinse.Mixw moistvermiculite.Keep infridge30days. Scatterseedson preparedsoil.Lightly covernomorethan 18.Presstoassure goodseedtosoil Keepmoistuntil seedssprout. Donotapply fertilizers.Enjoy foryears net wt 100 mg. Butterfly Weed Native Milkweed -Asclepias tuberosa Water Conservation Responsible Beauty Wildlife Habitat Perennial.Height10-20 BloomMay-Sept 840259100317 Step-by-Step Planting Instructions Included Antelope Horns Asclepias asperula ButterFlY milKWeeD Asclepias tuberosa common milKWeeD Asclepias syriaca Green milKWeeD Asclepias viridis sHoWY milKWeeD Asclepias speciosa sWAmp milKWeeD Asclepias incarnata Vermiculite included cold-stratification enhances vigorous seed germination Sustain the Migration Kit Item 7082 39 kit SuStaiN the miGratioN Kittm Everything needed for success. Cold stratification is a natural process that occurs when seeds lay dormant on the ground over winter. You can simulate this process quickly in your refrigerator with this kit. Native milkweeds provide host foliage for Monarch eggs and caterpillars. These species are also important to numerous other invertebrates and pollinators. Kit includes 6 packets 10 seeds each horticultural vermiculite medium sterile non-latex gloves and complete instructions. Plant seeds about 1 ft apart. Faith in seed allows a life of learning and enjoyment. Milkweed Corridor Needed 6 tYPeS of Native miLKWeedSlimited supply Step-by-Step Planting Instructions Included Vermiculite included enhances vigorous SuStaiN the miGratioN Kit Everything needed for success.Everything needed for success. seeds lay dormant on the ground over winter. You can simulate this process quickly in your refrigerator with this kit. Native milkweeds provide host foliage for Monarch eggs and caterpillars. These species are also important to numerous other invertebrates and pollinators. Kit includes gloves and complete instructions. Plant seeds about 1 ft apart. Step-by-Step Planting Instructions Included Step-by-Step Planting Instructions Included Common Milkweed Native Milkweed - Asclepiassyriaca Water Conservation Responsible Beauty Wildlife Habitat Native Milkweed - Asclepiassyriaca Water Conservation Responsible Beauty Wildlife Habitat Butterfly Weed Native Milkweed -Asclepias tuberosa Water Conservation Responsible Beauty Wildlife Habitat Native Milkweed -Asclepias tuberosa Water Conservation Responsible Beauty Wildlife Habitat 10 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 gloves and complete instructions. Plant seeds about 1 ft apart. Faith in seed allows a life of learning and enjoyment. gloves and complete instructions. Plant seeds about 1 ft apart. Faith in seed allows a life of learning and enjoyment. You become an integral part help safeguard the future of the Monarch butterfy and its amazing migration Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 11 Order Online www.seedsource.com 11 moNarch miGratioN Milkweed Corridor Needed Native American Seed partners with The Xerces Society support from people like you... working together to protect Monarch migrations Milkweed Monarchs More book by Rea Oberhauser Quinn Item 6059 17 Oberhauser Quinn Strongly Recommend The Amazing Monarch vivid full-color photos in hardbound 11 x 15 book by Windle Turley Item 6062 39 Wintering grounds were unknown to outsiders until 1975. The Amazing Monarch captures a set of truly stunning pictures. Photo by Windle Turley Epoch Monarch Butterfly Migrations span 4-generations traveling from one overwintering region in Mexico to Canada... and back. No single individual makes the entire trip. Along the way monarchs lay eggs only on native milkweeds. Larvae hatch in 4 days and feed only on milkweed for about three weeks before continuing on the migration in search of mates and nectar. Dramatic 2014 overwintering population plunge measured in Mexico. Steady decline blamed on logging devastating climate events such as severe 2011 drought in Texas. Now clearly industrial agriculture in U.S. corn belt largely responsible to satisfy Fed-mandated corn based ethanol production for biofuel. Main culprits are herbicides applied to genetically modified corn and soybean such as those from Monsantos Roundup Ready seeds. Efforts to protect the Monarch Butterfly and bolster its migration are under way. We are approaching last call to help strengthen the web of life. Strongly Recommend Attracting Native Pollinators The Xerces Society Guide Protecting North Americas Bees Butterflies Item 6066 30 CORN BELT NATIVE AMERICAN SEED FARM JUNCTION WHERE ECOSYSTEMS MEET Blackland Prairie Mix Item 2800 Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1000 sf Height 1-5 feet 250 sf 19 d-pak 1-9 lbs 31.95 lb 10-49 lbs 30.95 lb 50 lbs 29.95 lb BLacKLaNd Prairie mixtm American Basketfl ower Big Bluestem Black-eyed Susan Buffalograss Butterfl yweed Cane Bluestem Clasping Conefl ower Common Milkweed Croton Cutleaf Daisy Eastern Gamagrass Foxglove Gayfeather illinois Bundlefl ower indian Blanket Indiangrass lemon Mint little Bluestem Maximilian Sunfl ower Partridge Pea Pink Evening Primrose Pitcher Sage Prairie Agalinis Plains Coreopsis Purple Prairie Clover Purpletop Prairie Verbena Prairie Wildrye Rattlesnake Master Showy Milkweed Sideoats Grama Spiderwort Standing Cypress Swamp Milkweed Switchgrass Tall Goldenrod Texas Cupgrass Texas Yellow Star White Tridens Winecups annual perennial By 1900 the Blackland Prairie was mostly under cultivation being recognized as one of the foremost cotton producing regions of the world. Many grand old Victorian homes in the cities and towns still exist as reminders of the fortunes made in those times. Cultivation was a catastrophic disruption of the prairie ecosystem. it was a common farmers joke to tell the story of an old indian who having seen a plowed eld f o r the rst time said to the farmer Wrong side up. The story was taken to be an illustration of the indians ignorance but in fact when the native grasses are turned under and the soil aerated the organic matter decomposes faster. This creates a fl ush of nutrients available to cultivated crops but when the crops are harvested the nutrients are removed with the harvest and the soil continues to be depleted year after year. Todays dependence on chemical fertilizers is evidence that perhaps there was more wisdom in that old indians statement than was recognized at the time. Native prairie grasses are structurally quite different than exotic pasture grasses. For example Texas pasturelands are primarily planted to bermudagrass introduced from Africa. This exotic pasture grass creates a dense tangled matted turf. Native prairie grasses by contrast are typically bunch forming. This characteristic allows for systems of wildlife micro-trails to occur under the grass canopy by traveling around the clumps of the root bases. Prairie birds such as quail and many small mammals rely on this structural type of prairie habitat for their basic patterns of reproduction and mobility. The over-story grass canopy provides protection from soaring hawks and other predators by keeping big portions of the micro-trails out of view. Nesting also occurs under this canopy or directly in the clumped bunchgrasses. if you know of native remnants suitable for large-scale harvest please advise. we appreciate your interest in our work. 41species EcoSys tem in a Bag T M 12 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 BLacKLaNd Prairie mix By 1900 the Blackland Prairie was mostly under cultivation being recognized as one of the foremost g T M Meet the harsh challenges of dry thin caliche-type soils. Native perennial grasses will slowly stabilize vegetative cover. By planting in early spring you take advantage of natural rainfall to sprout the seeds. These natives should reach maturity in three growing seasons. Bronze red and golden colored seed-heads during the fall are a breathtaking addition to your native landscape. Special consideration should be given to provide for erosion control soil organic matter and seed-to-soil contact. Caliche Mix can be planted in a large geographic range not necessarily limited to areas dominated by calcareous limestone based soil types. it was designed as a cost effective solution for those sites that have undergone most extensive disturbances. Generally these include nearly bare highly compacted and or nutrient poor soils in the western portions of Texas. Exposed subsoil or man-made berms slopes dykes roadways etc. also qualify. These problems are not just limited to Central and West Texas they tend to follow us everywhere we go. The species work together to first hold down and then gradually and naturally rebuild the soil. Over time the apex species will become dominant. when it absolutely has to work contractors have come to rely on caliche Mix to help solve their most challenging landscape restoration problems. doNt Let LaNd waSh away Erosion easily occurs on bare soil exposed to rain or wind. Use of simple processes can enhance your ability to establish native vegetation from seed. Biodegradable erosion control blankets improve seedling establishment by holding newly planted seeds in place and moisture in topsoil. See pg 22. caLiche mixtm Order Online www.seedsource.com 13 Caliche Mix Item 2860 Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1000 sf Height 1-3 feet 200 sf 14 d-pak 1-9 lbs 22.95 lb 10-49 lbs 21.95 lb 50 lbs 20.95 lb Blue Grama Buffalograss Green Sprangletop Curly Mesquite Halls Panicum Indiangrass little Bluestem Prairie Wildrye Texas Cupgrass Sand Dropseed Sand lovegrass White Tridens Cane Bluestem Sideoats Grama 14 Native americaN Seed 800 728 4043 Large quantities of diverse native seed available today ...dont be afraid to make a move Native americaN Seed 800 728 4043 Bill Neiman Native American Seed co-founder with handful of Coastal Prairie seed ready for ecosystem in a bag photo by Callie Richmond Southeastern USA heavily influenced by gulf COASTAL weather patterns from Rio Grande to the Pineywoods Piedmont Crescent Atlantic Coastal Savannahs Order Online www.seedsource.com 15 American Aloe Aster Balsamscale Big Bluestem Broomsedge Bluestem Brownseed Paspalum Bushy Bluestem Croton Epazote Florida Paspalum Gayfeather Giant Coneflower Gumweed Hairawn Muhlygrass Horned Beaksedge Indiangrass Knotroot Bristlegrass Lanceleaf Coreopsis Little Bluestem Longspike Tridens Marsh Elder Native Sedge Partridge Pea Prairie Agalinis Purpletop Paspalum Red Lovegrass Ragweed Rattlesnake Master Rough Buttonweed Sunflower Smartweed Sage Seacoast Little Bluestem Slim Tridens Splitbeard Bluestem Sumpweed Switchgrass Tall Dropseed Tall Goldenrod Three-Awn Vervain Once the most productive grassland in North America our native Coastal Prairies have essentially vanished. Native American Seed is committed to large-scale conservancy harvests on Texas last great prairie remnants. incredible native diversity is now available to help restore outdoor living spaces urban pocket prairies wildlife habitat sustainable grazing and prairie conservation. Gathered from land that has never been plowed. The same grasses walked upon by the people before us. These seeds know exactly how to live right here with no extra care. They have already seen the worst fl oods freezes and droughts. Dominantly little bluestem but also contains Seacoast little bluestem species littorale specially suited for sandy uplands with vigorous rhizomes. Many unique genetic ecotypes adapted to sandy clay loam soils and climates along the Gulf Coast states. Recommended in Gulf Coast Prairies Pineywoods Southeastern Plains Tamaulipan Brush Country and the Coastal Savannah ecoregions. Wildlife survival such as the endangered Attwater Prairie Chicken depends on restoring and preserving healthy diverse native habitats. From urban pocket-prairie gardens to a 1000 acre rice eld restoration all of us play increasingly important roles. Create a sustainable future for the next generation to inherit. Visit the Cajun Prairie Preservation Society in Eunice La. to experience a healthy diverse coastal prairie photo by Larry Allain USGS National Wetlands Research Center Coastal Prairie Mix Item 2801 Rangeland Seeding Rate 8 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 2000 sf Height 1-5 feet 300 sf 16 d-pak 1-9 lbs 29 lb 10-49 lbs 24 lb 50 lbs 19 lb 42species Eco System in a B agTM Legendary Genetics - Proven Results A miracle of favorable weather diligent manpower specialized equipment all come together with mother nature ...resulting in resilient abundance coaStaL Prairie mixtm Scorched Earth Recovery MixTM Help jumpstart the healing of your land after stricken by drought wildfire cedar and right-of-way clearing. A diversity of native warm season cool season annuals perennials wildflowers and native grasses is useful in reducing erosion and providing wildlife habitat. Because of the large variety of native species this mix can be planted in spring or fall. Seeding rates are calculated to provide 35 live seeds per square foot. After heavy rains soil erosion may produce devastating long term impacts to river basins and the sustainability of the land resource. Assembled to address steep rocky hills west of IH 35. Native Grasses Arizona Cottontop Buffalograss Cane Bluestem Curly Mesquite Green Sprangletop Halls Panicum Hooded Windmill Grass Indiangrass Little Bluestem Plains Bristlegrass Prairie Wildrye Purple Three Awn Red Grama Red Three Awn Sand Dropseed Sand Lovegrass Sideoats Grama Switchgrass Tall Dropseed Texas Cupgrass Texas Panicum Texas Wintergrass Virgina Wildrye White Tridens Slim Tridens Native Forbs Common Sunflower Cutleaf Daisy Gayfeather Huisache Daisy Illinois Bundleflower Indian Blanket Lemon Mint Plains Coreopsis Prairie Verbena Purple Prairie Clover Texas Bluebonnet Texas Yellow Star White Prairie Clover Grey Gold Aster Scorched Earth Recovery Mix Item 1816 Rangeland Seeding Rate 9 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1200 sf 400 sf 24 d-pak 34 lb LANDS IN NEED pipelines transmission right-of-way cedar clearing drought wildfire 39species EcoSyste m in a Bag T M Aid in reducing erosion and recovering land once covered in juniper cedar mesquite 16 Native American Seed 325 446 3600 Recovery of the land Drought wildfire clearing right-of-ways Southeast Recovery MixTM Southeast Recovery Mix Item 1817 Rangeland Seeding Rate 5 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1300 sf 650 sf 25 d-pak 34 lb Native seed mixture for sandy neutral to slightly acid soils in the Bastrop Lost Pines Oakwoods Prairie Pineywoods and Gulf Coast Prairie eco-regions. Species include 58 prairie grasses and wildflowers known to thrive in sandy areas east of IH 35. Native Grasses Little Bluestem native Bastrop Colorado Counties Big Bluestem Broomsedge Bluestem Balsamscale Brownseed Paspalum Bushy Bluestem Cane Bluestem Florida Paspalum Green Sprangletop Hairawn Muhlygrass Indiangrass Knotroot Bristlegrass Longspike Tridens Prairie Wildrye Purpletop Red Lovegrass Sand Dropseed Sand Lovegrass Sideoats Grama Slim Tridens Splitbeard Bluestem Switchgrass Tall Dropseed Hooded Windmill Grass Gulf Coast Muhly Texas Cupgrass Three-Awn Virginia Wildrye Native Forbs American Aloe Black-Eyed Susan Clasping Coneflower Common Sunflower Croton Cutleaf Daisy Epazote Gayfeather Giant Coneflower Gumweed Illinois Bundleflower Indian Blanket Lanceleaf Coreopsis Lemon Mint Marsh Elder Partridge Pea Plains Coreopsis Prairie Agalinis Prairie Verbena Purple Prairie Clover Ragweed Annual Rattlesnake Master Rough Buttonweed Smartweed Tall Goldenrod Texas Bluebonnet Texas Yellow Star Vervain Maximilian Sunflower White Prairie Clover Native Sedges Horned Beaksedge Native Sedge 58species Eco System in a B agtm 17 before and after photos Southeast Recovery Mix by Tom Hausler Bastrop Recovery 2012 18 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 White Tridens Halls Panicum Curly Mesquite Cane Bluestem Sideoats Grama Slim Tridens Skeleton Plant Hooded Windmill Grass Texas Panicum Red Grama Blue Grama Buffalograss Texas Cupgrass Green Sprangletop Sand Dropseed midway mixtm Midway between the Edwards Plateau and the Trans Pecos. Midway between the tallgrass prairie and the Chihuahuan desert. There lies an oak savana in transition. Midway Mix contains species well adapted to the Chihuahuan desert climates. These hardy drought tolerant species are survivors for the warmer and drier future climates. The Midway Mix also contains rst-rung species on the early-successional ladder that are useful in rebuilding the Edwards Plateau and the Rolling Plains. Short grasses make smooth transitions back to productive tall grasses with adequate rainfall while keeping the ground covered important to those concerned with the spread of invasive species. These short grasses also have deep roots important to those concerned with water quality and quantity issues. less than 150 years ago the great North American prairie stretched from Mexico to Canada. During the past ve or six generations 99 of the prairie has been consumed by 1 grazing 2 farming and 3 urbanization. These three major infl uences on the prairie are intertwined. All classes of livestock nd native prairie grasses to be highly palatable. Farmers enjoyed the bene t of fertile prairie soils. Ultimately our cities and road systems have centered on the best prairie land. Today less than .004 of the tallgrass prairie remains in Texas the largest prairie state leading the nation in number of acres lost to land fragmentation. We know the native people before us who lived on the land we call home had 445 generations of experience living here. It is the grass forming the foundation on which life depends that gives us pure clean waters clear blue skies and fertile organic soils. You can plant these native seeds and discover for yourself the bene ts of prairie Prairie Startertm native tallgrass mix Texas Nature Conservancy Clymer Meadow Midway Mix Item 2804 Height 6-18 inches Prairie Starter Mix Item 2021 Rangeland Seeding Rate 8 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1700 sf Height 1-5 feet Buffalograss Green Sprangletop Sand Lovegrass Sideoats Grama Sand Dropseed Little Bluestem Big Bluestem Switchgrass Eastern Gamagrass Indiangrass Prairie Wildrye Blue Grama Price Breaks 10-49 lbs 21.45lb 50 lbs 20.95lb Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1000 sf 200 sf 9 d-pak 21.95 lb 200 sf 9 d-pak 39 lb Though it is true... much can be said to have been lost... we can rebuild healthy grasslands by starting right here. The melding of meadows and prairies amongst the wooded areas is known as a savannah. The grasses can return us to sustainability...by offering their strongest traits of being the survivors during times of drought. Thrives east of i-35 to the Atlantic Ocean. For more diversity add Caddo Mix page 59 in the fall after the grasses get a hold. Wildfl owers will bloom the next spring. new - add Sandyland Bluebonnet p 77 for color diversity grows in sandy soils Finally a diverse native and exceptionally drought tolerant blend of the toughest grasses. Perfectly suited for the harsh conditions that can prevail from Gods country ... Trans-Pecos Chihuahuan Desert... on westward to the Cochise and Sonoran Desert eco- regions. Each of us is obliged to do what we can to conserve and create water and wildlife habitat. Putting grass the earths living skin back where it belongs will accomplish these important tasks for the future. eaSterN SavaNNah mixtm REGIoNALMIXES weSterN raNGeLaNd mixtm Big Bluestem Indiangrass Eastern Gamagrass Little Bluestem Prairie Wildrye Virginia Wildrye Gulf Coast Muhly Sideoats Grama Switchgrass Purpletop Sand Dropseed Sand Lovegrass Broomsedge Bluestem Hooded Windmill Grass Blue Grama Buffalograss Black Grama Galleta Curly Mesquite Little Bluestem Prairie Wildrye Halls Panicum Purple Three Awn Sand Dropseed Green Sprangletop Cane Bluestem Sideoats Grama Plains Bristlegrass Western Wheatgrass Alkali Sacaton BlueGrama CaneBluestem Buffalograss Order Online www.seedsource.com 19 Eastern Savannah Grass Mix Item 2805 Height 3-5 feet Western Rangeland Grass Mix Item 2806 Height 1-3 feet Rangeland Seeding Rate 7 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1500 sf Rangeland Seeding Rate 6 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1000 sf 350 sf 19 d-pak 29 lb200 sf 9 d-pak 29 lb Native americaN Seed 800 728 40432020 Native americaN Seed 800 728 4043Native americaN Seed 800 728 4043Native americaN Seed 800 728 4043Native americaN SeedNative americaN Seed 800 728 4043 800 728 4043 dam SLOPe miX 20 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 1. Chisel rip root plow cultivate till or otherwise loosen the front top and back of dam 2-4 deep. Make only one pass running sideways on the contour with implement. Use hand tiller if you cant handle a tractor. Do not run up and down the slope unless using a dozer with steel tracks. leave surface rough as clods will help disperse rain drops. Put duals on tractor for severe slopes to stabilize the operation. Always think safety rst 2. Spread about an inch layer of black compost over the ripped ground to help give seeds a boost. lightly disc only one pass on the contour running sideways...not up and down. Again leave it rough. 3. Broadcast seeds. Use dam slope Mix over entire area. Add Wetland Fringe Mix Draineld Mix along the bottom 2 feet near the waters edge for color. include Upper Slope Wildowers 2ft above water line. 4. dont let dozer leave linear up and down cleat marks which will start eroding upon the rst rain see ruts in photo. Keep dozer on site until the last passes are made going up and down the slopes. in this fashion the dozer will leave cleat marks running with the contour. Cleats could be used to press seeds in. Dozer imprints and use of erosion control Blankets will help stop erosion hold water enhance germination and provide wind protection to seedlings. Pray for mild rains no frog stranglers. EROSION CONTROL PLANTING TIPS FOR SLOPES-PONDS-BERMS After years of watching hopeful pond constructions followed by dismal failures to establish vegetation this mixture employs many hardy native grasses known to succeed the unique and often harsh environments found on slopes and detention basins. if you are planting in September - February add Cereal Rye Grain see p 78 at 50 of published rate. For example if you are planting one acre use 100 lbs of Cereal Rye Grain with 20 lbs of the Dam Slope Mix. Also see upper slope wildflowers. Buffalograss Eastern Gamagrass Green Sprangletop Prairie Wildrye Switchgrass Little Bluestem Blue Grama Sideoats Grama Curly Mesquite Indiangrass Texas Cupgrass Sand Dropseed Sand Lovegrass Big Bluestem Cane Bluestem White Tridens Western Wheatgrass Halls Panicum dam SLoPe mixtm Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1500 sf Dam Slope Mix Item 2808 1 lb 22 D-Pak 9 200 sf Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 21 Order Online www.seedsource.com 21 Order Online www.seedsource.com 21 Order Online www.seedsource.com 21 Order Online www.seedsource.com 21 Order Online www.seedsource.com 21 Order Online www.seedsource.com 21 .. WetLaNd FriNGe draiN FieLd UPPer SLOPe WiLdFLOWerS . erOSiONBLaNKetp22 Live rOOtS P 81 SITESPECIFICMIXES 21 A perfect collection of colorful healing diversity for damaged and disturbed wetland fringe areas. Consider planting together with taller moisture-loving grasses for erosion control and habitat improvement along water edges. Clasping Coneflower Giant Goldenrod Pink Evening Primrose lllinois Bundleflower Black-Eyed Susan Pitcher Sage Maximilian Sunflower Plains Coreopsis American Basketflower Giant Coneflower Cutleaf Daisy Scarlet Sage Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 2000 sf Wetland Fringe Mix Item 1807 1 lb 44 14 lb 17 1 pkt 5 2000 sf 500 sf 20 sf wetLaNd friNGe mixtm wiLdfLowers For areas that have periodic moist soils such as septic drain elds drainage channels or side slopes of detention basins. Native warm season perennial grasses selected for adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions. Cereal rye grain provides temporary quick cool-season cover to help meet county septic system ordinances. Big Bluestem Cereal Rye Grain Eastern Gamagrass Green Sprangletop Prairie Wildrye Switchgrass White Tridens Broomsedge Bluestem draiNfieLd mixtm Rangeland Seeding Rate 30 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 200 sf Drainfield Mix Item 2861 1 - 9 lbs 9.95 lb 10-49 lbs 9.45 lb 50 lbs 8.95 lb uPPer SLoPe wiLdfLower mixtm Bluebonnets Purple Prairie Clover Partridge Pea Texas Yellow Star Gayfeather White Prairie Clover Lemon Mint Plains Coreopsis Indian Blanket Tall Goldenrod wiLdfLowers Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1700 sf Upper Slope Wildflower Mix Item 1815 1 lb 39 14 lb 15 1 pkt 5 1700 sf 425 sf 20 sf Plant in the fall. Add to your Dam Slope grass mix if you seed in the fall. Or it can be fall-overseeded into your spring-planted Dam Slope grass mix. grAsses 22 Native americaN Seed 800 728 4043 6 Staples to secure your erosion control blanket. Just hammer in place. NOT made for rocky ground. Wood Fiber Net-Free Erosion Control Blanket Item 7059 8ft x 90ft Roll 89 720 sq ft wt 64 lbs Approximately 30 SH Item 7057Staples This Net-Free 100 biodegradable erosion blanket made from unique interlocking curled aspen wood fibers stitched together with thread. This high quality blanket is manufactured without poly-nettings which can entrap wildlife such as lizards and snakes. Perfect for holding seeds on slopes channels and erodible areas. I convinced my companys mgmt to forbid the use of poly-net materials on our 500-mile pipeline project - JWK Environmental Manager eroSioN coNtroL BLaNKetS aNchorS Net-Free Wildlife Friendly 8 Spikes Caps Kit essential in hard rocky ground for anchoring erosion blankets. Using a 3 lb hammer drive each spike thru cap into ground to secure blanket Item 7075Spikes Caps Kit Qty 100 Bag 69Approximately 17 SH Qty 200 Approximately 6 SH Bag 19 wt 8 lbs Bag 69 wt 25 lbs Over 5 rolls call for freight quote Recommend 1 Bag for each Erosion Control Blanket Qty 1000 Approximately 25 SH Box 84 wt 37 lbs LearN to Become Native to your PLace Know the differences between hydro-seeding and hydro-mulching. Native seeds really want to touch the earth... as in seed-to-soil contact. Ok lets put the slightest amount of mulch in the tank for a marker only. load a measure of seed to cover appropriate square footage of ground. Add a dose of compost tea molasses or other bio-starter. But skip the fertilizer. Natives dont need it dont want it. Hydro-seed until area is covered with proper seeding rate. Then cap the job with a hydro-mulch coating. Not too thick - 38 thick max. Pray for rain or turn on the water as with any seeding until established. MOST iMPORTANT Before hydro-seeding natives clean every crook cranny to remove every livin last bermuda seed from equipment truck bed hose nozzles fl oorboard and treads of your shoes. Bermuda an uncontrollabe invasive grass does not belong in native plantings. ...waSh away doNt Let LaNd... Erosion easily occurs on bare soil exposed to rain or wind. Use of simple processes can enhance your ability to establish native vegetation from seed. Biodegradable straw blankets improve seedling establishment by holding newly planted seeds in place and moisture in topsoil. ATV Electric all seed Item 7061 2 compartment pickerwheel technology but no hand cranking. Constructed with a tough cast aluminum frame and bronze bushings this broadcast seeder ensures long lasting durability. Used for broadcasting chaffy and flowable seed on areas that are too small too steep or inaccessible for other types of seeding equipment. Electric gear motor drive for 12 volt system powers the agitator picker wheels and seed slinger disc to sling seed uniformly. A slide control gate can be adjusted to set the seeding rate for small seed. Includes universal mounting arms for ATV accessory rack. Also suitable for mounting on other motorized vehicles. 2 compartments 1. sliding gate for free- owing seed 2. pickerwheel technology for chaffy seed Pick up this durable seeder ll er up with native seeds and put in motion the easy-to-turn crank. As you walk in a grid across prepared land seeds will be evenly distributed on the soil surface. Backpack style shoulder straps are easily adjustable. For small flowable seeds move the slide control gate to set seeding rate. Sturdy base provides stability for lling and storage. Add chaffy seeds to the bigger compartment with the pickerwheel technology. Spread both types of seeds simultaneously. Corrosion tear and weather resistant nylon bag holds up to 25 pounds of seed. Ideal for planting Buffalograss in the spring or Texas Bluebonnets in the fall. Not for use with chaffy seed mixtures. Simple yet effective. Planting tip Seed slingers disperse seeds on the surface of the soil rake in for better seed to soil contact. Divide seed in half. Put out 12 going northsouth. Put out other 12 going eastwest. This will insure maximum uniform coverage. Hand all seed Item 7060 Hand hard seed Item 7063 47465725 haNd oPerated aLL Seed tyPeS atv eLectric aLL Seed tyPeS haNd oPerated free-fLowiNG Seed EQUIPMENTERoSIoN oPeratedeLectric Native americaN Seed 800 728 40432424 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Americans use more water per capita than anyone in the world. Over 250 times the amount needed to survive and nearly double the gallons per day of next top water using country. Our population is expected to double by 2050 yet fresh water resources remain relatively xed. There is no new water. Its time to change. Do your part in raising awareness of water conservation benets. Stop the waste preserve the taste. It is not until the well is dry that we know the true value of water. Americans use more water per capita than anyone in the world. Over 250 times the amount needed to survive and nearly double the gallons per day of next top water using country. Our population is expected to double by 2050 yet fresh water resources remain relatively xed. There is no new water. Its time to change. Do your part in raising awareness of water conservation benets. Stop the waste preserve the taste. It is not until the well is dry that we know the true value of water. raiNwater harveStiNG SyStemS we do eNtire JoB turN-Key Take a Look Inside FDA approved liner. Safe drinking water. Residential Ranch Fire protection uses. Larger sizes available ITEM 281 FLOATING INTAKE FILTER - 129 takes cleanest water from just below surface Get Offthe Grid ITEM 260 SOLAR PANEL 180-watt 36-volt solar panel provides up to 1000-gallons day at 50 psi...with no electric bill call for pricing Americans use more water per capita than anyone in the world.Americans use more water per capita than anyone in the world. ater is LifeW ITEM 270 SOLAR PUMP - 690 12 v piston pump provides up to 4.1-galmin at 65 psi Native americaN Seed 4.1-galmin at 65 psi 12 v piston pump provides up to 4.1-galmin at 65 psi4.1-galmin at 65 psi Native americaN Seed 4.1-galmin at 65 psi4.1-galmin at 65 psi ITEM 267 SOLAR BATTERY - 269 12 v 110 amp hr Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 25 Order Online www.seedsource.com 25 Have native seed no-till drills will travel. Our fl eet of no-till seed drills can be calibrated precisely to place native seeds at the optimal planting depth without costly seed bed preparation. This saves land owners and managers time and money. Through accurate seeding rates precision seed placement and minimal disturbance restoration can be achieved faster without a loss of soil moisture and organic matter. No-till drills can be used to add diversity into previous plantings without killing existing desirable vegetation. You can be assured our restoration crew only uses native seeds in our equipment. Detailed cleaning of all equipment is completed before arriving to a new site. Proven results when it absolutely has to grow. Nothing can compare to a no till seed drill in the hands of a skilled professional. Native American Seeds restoration team has 25 years of experience seeding thousands of acres throughout Texas and louisiana in all soil types. We even have experience in making water saving conversions on golf courses. Three sizes of drills available for acreages large and small. Enjoy even greater value for cooperative efforts amongst neighbors. Due to varying site conditions site visit is required in advance. No-tiLL driLL SeediNG LarGe SmaLL ProJectS 800 728 4043 Have native seed no-till drills will travel. SEEDYES oN-SITESERvICES Native americaN Seed 800 728 404326 ThunderTurf-51daysold MargaretAustinTX 26 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Native grasses provide interest color and maintenance savings. Native landscapes form stable and conservative plant communities. Native grasses are economical and ecological. They can grow where common landscape plants fail. Native plants can be used to solve tough problems even on clay or caliche. Cut maintenance time and costs NO repetitive mowing required NO extra watering once established NO fertilizer required NO diseases or pests Native plants work together to build deep roots aerate subsoil replenish organic matter increase water absorption reduce erosion and improve the health of your land. Allow 60 days of growth before first frost for late season plantings. erosion blankets recommended see page 22prepared seed bed 60 days Break the Habit of Wasting Water Mowing Its Your Land. C.Schultis 0 Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 27 Order Online www.seedsource.com 27 NATIVE SUN TURFtm THUNDER TURFtm Thunder Turf Sq Ft Area Pounds Value Item 2865 150 sq ft 6.6 oz 26 Item 2855 1000 sq ft 45.2 oz 99 Item 2856 3400 sq ft 10.2 lbs 249 Item 2857 6800 sq ft 20.5 lbs 499 Item 2858 17000 sq ft 51.5 lbs 1251 Item 2859 27500 sq ft 82.5 lbs 1999 Native Sun Turf Sq Ft Area Pounds Value Item 2866 150 sq ft 7.1 oz 26 Item 2850 1700 sq ft 5 lbs 110 Item 2851 3400 sq ft 10 lbs 219 Item 2852 6800 sq ft 20 lbs 436 Item 2854 17000 sq ft 50 lbs 1089 Item 2853 27500 sq ft 80 lbs 1739 80 Buffalograss 20 Blue Grama by weight 82 Buffalograss 17 Blue Grama 1 Curly Mesquite Got Bermudagrass St Augustine Converting from conventional lawn grasses requires special attention. Alien bermudagrass is persistent and invasive. it can reproduce from seeds runners and rhizomes. if tilled or chopped and not completely removed runners aggresively take root and re-grow. But with equally aggresive persistance bermudagrass is possible to completely remove. St Augustine sod is more easily converted using a tomahawk see p 83 sodcutter or other methods. Rake up and remove surface runners. per sq ft less than 10c Mr. smarty Plants www.wildower.orgexpert Bermudagrass Management guidelines httpwww.ipm.ucdavis.eduPMGPESTNOTESpn7453.html per sq ft less than 7c Native americaN Seed 800 728 404328 SHADE-FRIENDLY GRASS MIXtm Finally... a mixture of native grasses for the shade These grasses thrive under dappled sunlight in and around woods and other areas of shade. Mixture of cool and warm season species provides year round cover. See our Shade Friendly Wildfl ower Mix below. Height 1-4 feet Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 700 sf Shade-Friendly Grass Mix Item 2862 150 sf 18 d-pak 39.95 lb Inland Sea Oats Prairie Wildrye Sideoats Grama Plains Bristlegrass Viginia Wildrye Purpletop White Tridens Eastern Gamagrass Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre Shade Friendly Wildflowers Item 4504 1 lb 49 14 lb 19 1 pkt 3 2000 sq ft 500 sq ft 20 sq ft Shade tolerant wildflowers make effective use of dappled sunlight in and around woods and other areas of shade. Mixture of annuals and perennials provide permanent cover year round. Purple Coneflower Lanceleaf Coreopsis Golden-Wave Cutleaf Daisy Black-Eyed Susan Pitcher Sage Frostweed Winecup Annual Winecup Perennial Pigeonberry Clasping Coneflower Butterfly Weed Prairie Goldenrod Narrow Leaf Purple Coneflower SHADE-FRIENDLY WILDFLOWER MIXtm 28 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 good for riparian areas too Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 29 Packet covers 20 sq ft Add more diversity with a D-Pak covers 200 sq ft Shade-Friendly Companions Blue curls Phacelia congesta Eye catching color unique curling bloom pattern annual bloom Mar - May height 1 - 3 ft 1 pkt - 6Item 3133 reD columBine Aquilegia canadensis Brilliant red yellow good companion with the Yellow Columbine perennial bloom Mar - May height 1 - 2 ft 1 pkt - 6 Item 3098 Item 3119 piGeonBerrY Rivina humilis Birds bees love this hardy low-growing native perennial bloom May - oct height 1 - 2 ft 1 pkt - 6 DPak - 29 Blue mistFloWer Conoclinium coelestinum As you get close a living cloud of butterflies lift revealing a mound of soft blue flowers perennial bloom Jul - Nov height 1 - 3 ft 1 pkt - 6 Item 3173 Item 3129 snAilseeD Cocculus carolinus Bright red clusters of berries provide a fresh nutritious fall snack for migrating birds perennial bloom Jul - Aug vine 1 pkt - 6 Item 3099 YelloW columBine Aquilegia chrysanthum A more dramatic color statement for the shade. Vibrant yellow flowers will catch your heart perennial bloom May height 1 - 3 ft 1 pkt - 6 Item 3086 turKs cAp Malvaviscus drummondii The green foliage is as pretty as the red turban shaped flowers. Hummingbirds love to sip flowers perennial bloom May - Nov shrub 1 pkt - 6 Item 3123 spiDerWort Tradescantia occidentalis Provides bright spots of color for the shady area perennial bloom Apr - Jun height 12 - 18 in 1 pkt - 6 FrostWeeD Verbesina virginica During freezing temps see unique ice formations formed as sap leaks from split stems. Fall blooms essential for migrating monarchs perennial bloom Aug - Nov height 3 - 6 ft 1 pkt - 6 DPak - 29 Item 3062Item 3054 coWpen DAisY Verbesina encelioides Dependable bloomer during the hottest driest part of the summer. Essential butterfly nectar source annual bloom Apr - oct height 1 - 4 ft 1 pkt - 6 DPak - 29 Order Online www.seedsource.com 29 aLKaLi SacatoN Sporobolus airoides This large warm-season perennial bunch grass is a great addition to seedings in arid or semi- arid regions of Texas New Mexico and Arizona. Alkali Sacaton is highly drought tolerant and requires low moisture levels. Great for stabilizing disturbed areas. It has a high salt tolerance and works well in restoring oil well pits. Source of food for wildlife. Survives on as little as 12 precipitation per year. Rangeland Seeding Rate 0.5 lbs acre Height 2-4 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 7000 sf Sand ClayLoam Caliche Item 2047 BLacK Grama Bouteloua eriopoda This native grass is found throughout the arid and semi-arid areas of West Texas and into California. Extremely tolerant of drought conditions in challenging soil types and thrives on as little as 7 inches of rainfall per year. Typically growing up to 6 tall this important western grass species historically served as a primary source of forage and cover for wildlife over an extensive range. Rangeland Seeding Rate 3 lbs acre Height 6 inches seedheads 1-2 feet Available in mixes d-paks only Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Medium photobyPaulCoxLadybirdJohnsonWildflowerCenter D-Pak 9 Item 2002 BiG BLueStem Andropogon gerardii This 2-4 foot tall grass puts out a turkey-foot shaped seedhead to add an extra 2 feet to its height in the fall. The resulting 6-foot plant lives up to its reputation as king of the prairie. Big Bluestem thrives in deep soils 150 miles east and west of I-35 from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. Forms a circular clump and sends roots down as deep as 12 feet into the soil. Like an ancient sequoia tree 30 diameter colonies have been seen. Live roots available on p. 81 Rangeland Seeding Rate 8 lbs acre Height 3-6 feet wseedhead Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 800 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Moist D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 21.95 lb 10-49 lbs 21.80 lb 50 lbs 21.65 lb Native Grasses D-Paks cover 200 sq ft Suggested SEEDING RATES can be increased 3-4 times or more for fuller coverage sooner All day full sun Half day full sun half day shade Sunlight Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b l Sunlight ltered through leaves Less than 2 hours of sun 30 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Item 2052 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Medium-Dry D-Pak 9 25 lb photo by Sally and Andy Wasowski BroomSedGe BLueStem Andropogon virginicus Commonly misidentified as Little Bluestem this native is one of the dominant species in savannah prairies in the eastern United States. Like all bluestems this plant is attractive especially when the sunlight hits its fluffy seedheads. Broomsedge has a bad reputation as an invader because of mismanagement on overgrazed lands. This characteristic is however beneficial for erosion control. Broomsedge makes cover and nesting material for Quail is a good food source in winter and is a larval host plant for butterflies such as the Zabulon Skipper. Rangeland Seeding Rate 2 lbs acre Height 2-5 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 850 sf Item 2019 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Dry-Moist D-Pak 9 99 lb CarolynFannon BuffaLoGraSS Buchloe dactyloides A 5-8 inch short sod-forming grass. Lives on as little as 12 inches of water per year spreading by seed and surface runners. Buffalograss has no natural diseases or pests does not respond to fertilizer and withstands extreme heat or cold. Found from Minnesota and Montana down to Mexico thriving in all types of soils. The environmentally responsible alternative to Bermuda or St. Augustine. Also see Native Sun Turf or Thunder Turf p.27 Rangeland Seeding Rate 24 lbs acre Height 5-8 inches Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 350 sf Item 2001 D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 15.70 lb 10-49 lbs 15.45 lb 50 lbs 15.20 lb Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Moist Montana down to Mexico thriving in all types of soils. The environmentally responsible alternative to Bermuda or St. Augustine. Also see Native Sun Turf or Thunder Turf p.27 Rangeland Seeding Rate 24 lbs acre BLue Grama Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama is a 3-6 inch short grass that requires just 7 inches of water per year. If left unmowed during the flowering period the grass produces a beautiful 10-inch seed stem. Excellent stands can readily be established from seed. Used as a water-conserving grass because of its wide adaptation to all soil types including thin or alkaline soils. Excellent lawn grass in sunny areas when combined with Buffalograss or Curly Mesquite p.27 for Turf kits. Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Height 3-6 inches Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 400 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Dry-Medium Item 2008 GRASSES Order Online www.seedsource.com 31 caNe BLueStem Bothriochloa barbinodis This hardy perennial grass can tolerate the worst of growing conditions. Especially well suited to erosion control plantings in the most challenging places. One of the few grasses that thrive in rocky and dry or depleted soils. Makes for great planting in recently cleared cedar breaks where many other grasses will not grow. We got our genetic start from transplanting roots out of a caliche parking lot in downtown Junction. Live roots p 81 Rangeland Seeding Rate 3 lbs acre Height 1-3 feet Available in mixes live roots d-paks only Item 2026 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Moist D-Pak 9 D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 17.70 lb 10-49 lbs 17.45 lb 50 lbs 17.20 lb 32 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Item 2011 eaSterN GamaGraSS Tripsacum dactyloides Most productive nutritious forage grass on the planet. Grows in dense clumps and can be used as a buffer or screen. Seed must be exposed to cold moist conditions before sprouting in the spring. An ancestor of corn with intriguing pollination and seed-bearing parts that break at the joints when mature. Good larval food source for butterflies provides cover and food for turkeys and other game birds. Cattle nearly grazed this highly palatable forage grass to extinction. Now you can help bring it back again. Live roots p 81 Rangeland Seeding Rate 12 lbs acre Height 3-4 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 600 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b l Medium-Moist Item 2049 GaLLeta Pleuraphis jamesii Found from Texas and Oklahoma westward toward California this tough and drought resistant perennial warm season grass is typically found in heavy clay or loam soils sometimes alone or in mixed stands with Black Grama. Overgrazing has taken much of this highly palatable grass throughout its native range. An excellent choice for erosion control or creating more diverse and sustainable grasses in dry western rangeland ecosystems. Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Height 18-36 inches Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 800 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Medium D-Pak 9 35 lb Item 2010 GreeN SPraNGLetoP Leptochloa dubia The spreading sprangled appearance of the seedhead gives this grass its common name. Mix with other natives as a nurse grass - comes up quickly in the spring and is easy to grow but fades after 2-3 years as other native grasses get established. Reproduces by seeds and roots. Performs as short-term nurse grass in a variety of soils and grows permanently on rocky hills and canyons in sandy soils of the Trans-Pecos area of Texas. Rangeland Seeding Rate 2 lbs acre Height 1-2 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 2000 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Medium D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 18.25 lb 10-49 lbs 17.87 lb 50 lbs 17.51 lb D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 24.97 lb 10-49 lbs 24.77 lb 50 lbs 24.57 lb curLy meSquite Hilaria belangeri Highly drought tolerant native can grow on as little as 5 in. of rainfall a year. Found from central Texas to Old Mexico and Arizona. Forms stolens and runners excellent for dry soils that are difficult to vegetate. Best in full sun. A great source of forage for wildlife and live- stock. Can be used in combination with other short-grass natives such as Buffalograss and Blue Grama for a fantastic low-maintenance turf grass in arid areas of the southwest US and northern Mexico. Also see Thunder Turf p.27 Rangeland Seeding Rate 2 lbs acre Height 4-10 inches Available in mixes d-paks only Item 2045 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Medium D-Pak 9 Order Online www.seedsource.com 33 GRASSES Item 2006 Indiangrass Sorghastrum nutans Once a dominant prairie grass Indiangrass puts out dramatic golden plume-like seedheads on 2-foot stalks from September to November. Endures extreme drought and grows best in sand loam and clay soils of bottomlands and the lower slopes of hills in many regions from Canada to Mexico. Larval food source for butterflies food cover for turkeys. Excellent for grazing. Live roots available on p. 81 Rangeland Seeding Rate 6 lbs acre Height 3-4 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 550 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Moist Inland Sea Oats Chasmanthium latifolium Shade-loving cool season almost evergreen perennial grass with wide leaves. Excellent ornamental grass with distinct and attractive chevron seedheads. Often found thriving along creeks and riverbanks in woodland areas salt tolerant. Highly palatable to livestock but can be easily grazed out. One of the few native grasses that grow well in moist and shady areas. Also in Shade-Friendly Grass Mix p. 28 Rangeland Seeding Rate 12 lbs acre Height 1-3 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1100 sf Item 2013 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade b l Medium Moist D-Pak 9 49 lb Available in Mixes Caliche Mix p 13 Dam Slope Mix p 20 Midway Mix p 18 Scorched Earth Mix p 16 Halls Panicum Panicum hallii Widely distributed fast growing drought tolerant - often first to establish after a disturbance such as wildfire or drought. Leaf blades artisticly curl into little spirals when dry. Good for grazing. Whispy stems produce abundant seeds throughout the growing season nutritious for song and game birds. This small bunchgrass is commonly found in mixed shortgrass prairies. Height 4-20 inches Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Dry-Medium Available in Mixes Midway Mix p 18 Scorched Earth Recovery Mix p 16 Hooded Windmill Grass Chloris cucullata Named for Chloris Greek goddess of flowers associated with spring new growth. Produces copious and attractive blooms from May through October. Early successional species. Ideal for restoration plantings. Larval host plant for branded skipper moth satyr butterfly. Provides fair grazing for livestock. Found in good quality quail habitat from the Edwards Plateau legendary genetics. Height 1-3 feet Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium-Moist D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 23.45 lb 10-49 lbs 23.20 lb 50 lbs 22.95 lb 50 sf Item 2014 Prairie wiLdrye Elymus canadensis Grows abundantly on moist open prairie sites but is also found in shaded areas. This cool season grass begins its growth in the fall and grows slowly through the winter maturing in late spring to early summer. Mixes with many warm-season native grasses. Seedlings are vigorous and produce ground cover rapidly. Larval food source for butterflies and the grain from seed is an important food for wildlife. Live roots available on p. 81 Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Height 2-4 feet wseedhead Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 650 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b l Dry-Moist D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 26.95 lb 10-49 lbs 26.45 lb 50 lbs 25.95 lb Item 2015 PurPLe three-awN Aristida purpurea A short native grass with attractive purple-tinted awns that can be seen after periods of rainfall during the growing season. Awns delicate and hair-like are found on many grass species but not usually so over-the-top as in this grass. Once the seeds of Purple Three-Awn are placed in a bag they become one-pound tangles. Pull em apart when youre ready to plant and broadcast into wild drifts. Also featured in our Midway Mix p. 18 Rangeland Seeding Rate 4 lbs acre Height 10-20 inches Lawn Garden Seeding Rate 1 lb 1400 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Medium D-Pak 9 59.95 lb Item 2043 PLaiNS BriStLeGraSS Setaria vulpiseta A hardy perennial native bunch grass found from S. Texas and Mexico to Arizona and Colorado. Excellent food source for wildlife and livestock and grows easily in even the toughest conditions. Good drought tolerance and a high-quality grass for southern and western prairie restoration or for revegetating disturbed areas around stock tanks roadsides and newly cleared land. Rangeland Seeding Rate 6 lbs acre Height 2-3 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 950 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Dry-Moist D-Pak 9 26 lb 34 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 LittLe BLueStem Schizachyrium scoparium At home on the range or in your yard this beautiful blue-green bunch grass turns red-bronze after frost with fluffy silver-white seeds. Reaches 2-3 ft at maturity with the seedhead adding another 1-2 ft in height. A foundation prairie species from Mexico to Canada. Provides excellent nesting cover for birds and larval food source for butterflies. Local Texas Harvests see page 9 Rangeland Seeding Rate 8 lbs acre Height 2-3 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 500 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Dry-Moist LittLe BLueStem At home on the range or in your yard this beautiful blue-green bunch grass turns red-bronze after frost with fluffy silver-white seeds. Reaches 2-3 ft at maturity with the seedhead adding another 1-2 ft in height. A foundation prairie species from Mexico to Canada. Provides excellent nesting cover for birds and larval food source for butterflies. Dpak 10 50 sq ft 1-9 lbs 14.99 lb 10-49 lbs 14.49 lb 50 lbs 13.99 lbItem 2003 Order Online www.seedsource.com 35 GRASSES Item 2048 Purpletop Tridens flavus A smooth glossy green grass with characteristic purple seed heads found in the eastern regions of the country. Does best in acidic soil that is poor in nutrients and is well drained. Good for erosion control and revegetation in disturbed areas with a native range from Texas to Nebraska all the way to the eastern seaboard. A highly sought-after forage grass and once established forms dense coverage that helps keep weeds and brush at bay. Rangeland Seeding Rate 11 lbs acre Height 2-5 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1500 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b l Medium Moist D-Pak 9 43.00 lb Item 2055 Red Three-Awn Aristida purpurea var. longiseta A native cool-season perennial grass. This grass establishes easily under adverse conditions and protects soil against erosion until later climax species of grasses take over. Red Three- Awn growth starts in early spring from seed. This threeawn is a good seed producer. The seedlings are vigorous. It grows readily on areas such as old abandoned fields oil-well locations road cuts and cattle round-up grounds. Beautiful red colored awns Height 6-20 inches Available in d-paks only Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Medium D-Pak 9 Item 2024 Sand Dropseed Sporobolus cryptandrus A perennial warm-season grass that grows in relatively small tufts or bunches Sand Dropseed reproduces from small seeds and tillers. Seedheads appear around September. Commonly found on sandy rocky and silty soils areas of the southern Great Plains across Texas and New Mexico and up through Oklahoma Kansas and Colorado. Moves in quickly on undisturbed areas. Nutritious grains have been used as food by Native Americans. Rangeland Seeding Rate 1 lb acre Height 1-4 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 10000 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Moist D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 14.95 lb 10-49 lbs 13.95 lb 50 lbs 12.95 lb Item 2009 Sand Lovegrass Eragrostis trichodes This bunchgrass produces a deep dense root system. Grows best on sandy soils in the 18- 35 rain belt but can be planted on heavier soils. Begins its growth several weeks before other warm-season grasses and is therefore an important food source for grazing animals. Seedheads are loose and open standing 2 feet above the grass in early fall. Reproduces by seeds and roots prefers full sun. Rangeland Seeding Rate 2 lbs acre Height 1-2 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 5000 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Moist D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 16.67 lb 10-49 lbs 16.49 lb 50 lbs 16.33 lb Native American Seed 800 728 404336 Texas Cupgrass Eriochloa sericea Good native prairie indicator though mostly grazed to extinction. Many bird species such as painted buntings and meadowlarks love the nutritional seeds. Great forage plant for livestock and recovers quickly following rotational grazing. Blooms and produces seeds several times throughout the growing season and will readily increase with good land management. Limited quantities. Height 1-2 feet Seeding rate 8 lbs acre Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium-Moist Item 2029 Water Saver Kit...............................p 38 Native Trail Mix................................p 60 Scorched Earth Recovery Mix.......p 16 Southeast Recovery Mix.................p 17 Blackland Prairie Mix......................p 12 Sustainable Dove Quail Mix........p 62 Caliche Mix......................................p 13 Dam Slope Mix................................p 20 Midway Mix......................................p 18 Yes All of these mixes include Texas Cupgrass Attract Painted Buntings with favorite food source 36 Native American Seed 325 446 3600 Switchgrass Panicum virgatum A tall fast-growing grass that serves as wildlife cover in winter. Extensive root systems provide excellent erosion control around creek banks and ponds. Attractive open seedheads turn golden yellow in the fall. Dove quail and turkey use as food and cover as do many song birds. Larval food source for butterflies. Live roots available on p. 81 Rangeland Seeding Rate 4 lbs acre Height 3-4 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1000 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium Moist Item 2005 D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 15.40 lb 10-49 lbs 15.26 lb 50 lbs 14.95 lb Item 2004 Sideoats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula The official State Grass of Texas this mid-sized plant is often found as an ornamental accent in residential and commercial landscapes thanks to the pretty oat-like seeds that appear along one side of its stems. Spreads by seeds and roots and thrives alongside Little Bluestem in natural grasslands well drained uplands and the shallow soils of ridges and rocky areas. Found from Kentucky to the Gulf of Mexico. Turkeys use this versatile grass for food cover and it is a good larval food source for butterflies. Rangeland Seeding Rate 7 lbs acre Height 2-3 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 500 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Dry-Medium D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 18.20 lb 10-49 lbs 17.95 lb 50 lbs 17.70 lb Available in Mixes Live Roots p 81 Native American Seed www.seedsource.com 37 Order Online www.seedsource.com 37 GRASSES Item 2028 Texas Wintergrass Nassella leucotricha One tough grass seed to harvest and clean. Grains are big and heavy like wheat but with a twisted 3-inch-long awn and a barb at one end. As youngsters we knew this as speargrass. Found all across Texas in better bottomland soils and mesquite flats. Lush green growth during cool season silky purple blooms early in spring and dry wispy stems after the seeds have fallen in late spring. Extremely drought tolerant and actually evergreen. We mowed our patch only twice during the last dry year and never watered. Height 1-2 feet Seeding rate 15 lbs acre Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b l Medium-Moist D-Pak 9 1-9 lbs 26 lb 10-49 lbs 25.50 lb 50 lbs 25 lbItem 2035 Virginia Wildrye Elymus virginicus Found in the eastern 23 of the United States this perennial cool season bunch grass is typically found along shady creek banks fence rows or in open woodlands. One of a very few native grasses that is a solid performer in shady areas. A great choice for mixing with warm season native grasses to provide a source of winter forage and nutrient-rich grain for wildlife. As do most cool season grasses Virginia Wildrye begins growth in the fall and grows slowly through the winter maturing in late spring. Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Height 2-3 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 600 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b l Medium-Moist Item 2050 Western Wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii A high quality native cool season pasture grass found in the western regions of the US northern Mexico. Excellent grass for erosion control with a dense fibrous root system and can tolerate salty soil conditions making it a great choice for revegetating areas with challenging soils. In its native range from the great plains through the west western wheat- grass typically grows from 1 to 3 feet tall with as little as 12 inches of rainfall. Highly palat- able to both wildlife and livestock providing cool season forage. Caution May choke out cool season wildflowers if overwatered or in a moist location. Rangeland Seeding 9 lbs acre Height 1-3 feet Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 450 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Dry-Moist D-Pak 9 18 lb Item 3159 White Tridens Tridens albescens Attractive native bunch grass. Endures incredibly diverse and harsh conditions ranging from occasionally inundated heavy lowland clays to shallow dry rocky uplands. White seed-heads add diversity to native landscaping restoration projects. Good forage nesting material and nutritious seeds for wildlife. Fibrous root systems hold soil very effectively. Grows along drainages and sites that overflow occasionally. Dam Slope Mix .................p. 20 Scorched Earth Mix p. 16 Shade-Friendly Grass Mix p. 28 Midway Mix ...........p. 18 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium-Moist Available in Mixes Available in Mixes Live Roots p 81 38 Native American Seed 800 728 4043 Water Saver KitTM Got water worries Everything you need - Make the shift today Replace Reduce Lawn 1000 sq ft Thunder Turf Sun Planting Beds 150-300 sq ft Plant in Spring-or-Fall Wildflower Mix 200-450 sq ft Pocket Prairie Shade Planting Beds also grows in sun 1 Pkt Shade-Friendly Wildflower Mix 1 Pkt Purple Coneflower 1 Pkt Scarlet Sage 1 Pkt Pink Evening Primrose 1 Pkt Winecup Water Saver Kit Item 2864 1 kit 164 2000 sq ftincludes wildflowers grasses Native plants evolved right here... over millennia... without automatic lawn sprinklers or bagged petro-fertilizers. natives conserve water Change your world view. Scrap outdated landscape paradigms. Create outdoor living space Enough seed for average home. Contains more than 12 million seeds. Think of the possibilities. 200-450 sq ft Pocket Prairie 20 sq ft Scarlet Sage20 sq ft Winecup 1000 sq ft Thunder Turf1 3 5 6 20 sq ft Shade Friendly Wildower Mix 39 break water wasting habits 8 TO ILETS 5 SHOWERS 6 CLOTHES WASHERS 4LEAKS 5 SINKS 2O THER 30IN-HOUSE WATER USE we usi in a to tha civ ou all MUNICIPAL 70LANDSCAPE together we can stop using up your kids water in outdated beliefs symbolized by wealth civility cleanliness fear and dominion of nature ...all tied to the lawn up to 20 sq ft Purple Coneower20 sq ft Pink Evening Primrose 150-300 sq ft Plant in Spring or Fall Mix 707070 up toup to MUNICIPAL WATER USE 2 4 7 8 Native americaN Seed 800 728 40434040 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Backyard Revolution in Your Lawn Garden Sometimes we tend to forget about the smaller things in life that really do make the world go round. Just as wildlife has suffered from increased fragmentation of land through urbanization so have bees beetles butterflies. Not long ago beekeepers would ask farmers to set beehives near croplands in exchange for some honey. Now farmers are paying beekeepers to bring in hives for their crops. Hives are trucked all over the nation. A third of U.S. food supply depends on pollinators. Why the decline in pollinators Could it be the increased use of pesticides... or light pollution to the night sky Whatever the reasons many organizations are offering helpful information and incentives for people to plant pollinator habitats. Pollinators like 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 will benet honey bees native bees. Bee haPPy mixtm NEW Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 550 sf Bee Happy Mix Item 4505 3 pkt 20 sf 23 d-pak 200 sf 44 lb Texas Bluebonnet Cutleaf Daisy Indian Blanket American Basketflower Lanceleaf Coreopsis Purple Prairie Clover Purple Coneflower Annual Winecup White Prairie Clover Foxglove Partridge Pea Greenthread Gayfeather Lemon Mint Golden-Wave Bush Sunflower Missouri Primrose Swamp Sunflower Golden Dalea Purple Coneflower Narrow Leaf Illinois Bundleflower Black-eyed Susan Tahoka Daisy Butterfly Weed Winecup Frostweed Lazy Daisy Prairie verbena Common Sunflower Rattlesnake Master Tall Goldenrod Maximilian Sunflower Blue Mistflower 33wildflowers Native Brown-Belted Bumblebee European Honey Bees photo by Jessica Womack Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 41 Order Online www.seedsource.com 41 NEW offering Attracting Native Pollinators The Xerces Society Guide Protecting North Americas Bees Butterflies Item 6066 30 NEW Attracting Native PollinatorsAttracting Native Pollinators did you know there are 4000 native bees They vary in color and size common names include... Plasterer Bees leafcutter Bees Digger Bees Carpenter Bees Sweat Bees Bumble Bees Cuckoo Bees Mason Bees Polyester Bees Mining Bees Oil-Collecting Bees Yellow-faced Bees Miner Bees Alkali Bees Carder Bees Cactus Bees long-Horned Bees Squash Bees Sunfl ower Bees Native americaN Seed 800 728 404342 Birds featured Allens Hummingbird Annas Hummingbird Berylline Hummingbird Black-chinned Hummingbird Blue-throated Hummingbird Broad-billed Hummingbird Broad-tailed Hummingbird Buff-bellied Hummingbird Calliope Hummingbird Costas Hummingbird Green-breasted Mango Green Violet-ear Lucifer Hummingbird Magnificent Hummingbird Plain-capped Starthroat Ruby- throated Hummingbird Rufous Hummingbird Violet-crowned Hummingbird White-eared Hummingbird 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Lesser American Goldfinches arrive in flocks Magnificent color photographs descriptions TX-NM-AZ range maps and abundance graphs for each species 20 Hummingbird Calliope Hummingbird Costas Hummingbird Green-breasted Mango Magnificent color photographs descriptions TX-NM-AZ range maps and Hummingbirds of Texas Item 6057 BOOK BY SHACKELFORD LINDSAY KLYM 10 42 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Lesser Goldnch on BushSunower Orchard Oriole on StandingCypress Lark Sparrow on G ayfeather Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 43 American Basketflower Annual Winecup Black-Eyed Susan Bush Sunflower Butterfly Weed Clasping Coneflower Cutleaf Daisy Foxglove Gayfeather Greenthread Illinois Bundleflower Lemon Mint Maximilian Sunflower Partridge Pea Pink Evening Primrose Purple Coneflower Purple Prairie Clover Scarlet Sage Standing Cypress Winecup After over 20 years of gathering seeds and studying nature weve found our winged friends appreciate the diversity in this mix. Songbirds and hummingbirds use these plants as a food source nesting materials and cover. Select a sunny space. hummerS SiNGerS mixtm into the fascinating world of birds Open the window Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 700 sf Hummers Singers Item 4503 3 pkt 20 sf 26 d-pak 200 sf 44 lb Order Online www.seedsource.com 43 Native americaN Seed 800 728 404344 Host a party Texas Bluebonnet Indian Blanket Huisache Daisy Lanceleaf Coreopsis American Basketflower Purple Coneflower Greenthread Lemon Mint Purple Prairie Clover Cutleaf Daisy Partridge Pea Illinois Bundleflower WinecupTahoka Daisy Standing Cypress Foxglove Golden-Wave Maximilian Sunflower Prairie Verbena Gayfeather Black-Eyed Susan Scarlet Sage Butterfly WeedTall Goldenrod Swamp Milkweed Common Milkweed Missouri Primrose Showy Milkweed Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 850 sf Butterfly Retreat Item 4501 3 pkt 20 sf 18 d-pak 200 sf 44 lb Select a sunny area. These native annuals and perennials will do the rest. Next spring your Butterfly Retreat will invite your guests to feast on nectar and color throughout the season. Contains a beautiful mix of species that will host butterflies in each phase of their life cycle. Continuous bloom Enjoy responsible beauty that butterflies bring to any outdoor space Written in an engaging nontechnical style for anyone who wants to attract butterflies to the yard or garden. Tips to make your garden caterpillar- and butterfly-friendly. Gardeners of all skill levels will find this resource an invaluable source of guidance and inspiration. 35 Enjoy responsible beauty that butterflies bring to any outdoor space Written in an engaging nontechnical style for anyone who wants to attract Butterfly Gardening for Texas Item 6063 BOOK BY GEYATA AJILVSGI ButterfLy retreat mixtm 44 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 45 for butterflies at your place StevenSchafersmanWestTexasGardening.org What kind of butterflies could your yard attract Order Online www.seedsource.com 45 Native americaN Seed 800 728 404346 Rangeland Seeding Rate 15 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1200 sf Plant-in-Spring or Fall Mix Item 1808 1 lb 49 D-Pak 27 Pkt 3 300 sf 20 sf Most popular perennial mix of colorful native flowers that can thrive in wide range of environments. Plant in spring or fall. For spring planters several will bloom first year. All others roots will develop over a year with blooms the next. Wildflowers live and bloom year after year Perennial plants are notably tolerant of wildfire and are commonly found on prairies. Greenthread Foxglove Lanceleaf Coreopsis Gayfeather Purple Prairie Clover Pink Evening Primrose White Prairie Clover Standing Cypress Butterfly Weed Cutleaf Daisy Missouri Primrose Winecup Bush Sunflower Scarlet Sage Swamp Milkweed Common Milkweed Pitcher Sage Showy Milkweed PLaNt iN SPriNG-or-faLL mixtm All Perennial Wildflowers MissouriPrimroseButterflyWeedStandingCypress 46 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Bush SunflowerWinecupGayfeatherScarlet Sage Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 47 Order Online www.seedsource.com 13 Photo by Mike Boroff Austin American Statesman Texas Bluebonnet Indian Blanket Black-Eyed Susan Winecup Purple Coneflower Lemon Mint Prairie Verbena Indian Paintbrush Pink Evening Primrose Plains Coreopsis Seeding rate 20 lbs acre 1 lb 2000 sq ft 44 D-pak 500 sq ft 24 Pkt 20 sq ft 5 Lady Birds Legacy Item 1814 Native American Seed has partnered with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildower Center and the Austin American-Statesman to offer you this legacy seed mix. Components of the mix are among Lady Birds favorites and are well-suited to Central Texas. Comprised of annuals and perennials you will see blooms from spring early summer. Lyndon Baines Johnson championed scores of environmental bills during his presidency of the United States. With his wife Lady Bird at his side the two worked tirelessly to clean up Americas highways promote conservation and preserve the countrys natural landscapes. We at Native American Seed are deeply honored to do our part to sustain this national land stewardship legacy. A percentage of sales of this mix will be donated to the Wildflower Center Seed Grant program to buy seeds for Texas schools. Lady BirdS LeGacy wiLdfLower mixtm Seed grants are awarded to Texas K-12 schools and can be used to establish demonstration areas enhance wildfl ower sites other educational projects www.wildfl ower.orgwildfl owers Seed Grants to Texas Schools WILDFLoWERMIXESPlantinSpring-or-FallMix-LadyBirdsLegacyWildflowerMix 47 FultonLearningCenter 47 47 48 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 8 Public PlacesWhere Native American Seeds are growing Botanical Research Institute of Texas Ft Worth As soon as you step out of the car you are immersed in natives. A model for environmental sustainability designed as an educational tool for both organizations and individual citizens. BRIT landscape includes native plants vegetated walls bioswales living roof retention pond and mid- grass prairie. 1700 University Drive Ft Worth TX 76107 817.332.4441 www.brit.orgvisit Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park Austin Featured on News 8 Central Texas Gardener national PBS and in several newspaper articles this successful 40-acre restoration includes 70 species of native wildflower prairie grasses. Prairie bird surveys have indicated a 501 increase in the number of individual birds found. 614 N. Commons Ford Rd Austin TX 78733 512.974.6700 commonsfordpro.blogspot. com Elisabet Ney Museum Austin An 1892 historic home and studio of artist Elisabet Ney who sculpted legendary Texans among them Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston. The studio became a gathering place for influencial Texans drawn to Miss Ney and to the stimulating discussions of politics art and philosophy that took place there. 304 E 44th St Austin TX 78751 512.458.2255 www.austintexas.gov departmentelisabet-ney- museum George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Dallas If you are into rain gardens slowing runoff heres a successful model in north Texas. Opened to the public on May 1 2013 this innovative 15-acre park is filled with native Texas prairie grasses and wildflowers. Collected stormwater and surface runoff is cleansed and conveyed through gently sloping bioswales. Front entrance has large area of Thunder Turf. 2943 SMU Blvd Dallas TX 75205 214.346.1650 www.bushcenter.orgplan- your-visit Order Online www.seedsource.com 49 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Austin With a mission to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers plants and landscapes the center inspires and offers educational programs throughout the year. Talk face-to-face with Native American Seed staff during the fall native plant sale Oct 10-12 2014. 4801 La Crosse Ave Austin TX 78739 512.232.0100 www.wildflower.orgvisit Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration Recreation Project San Antonio An eight mile stretch of the San Antonio River being transformed into a quality riparian woodland ecosystem. This unique project reintroduces native plants enhances aquatic habitat and reconnects cultural and historical features. A good starting point to access the trail is Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo St San Antonio TX 78210 httpwww.sanantonioriver. orgmission_reachmission_ reach.phpeducation Sheldon Lake State Park Environmental Learning Center Houston Group programming birding wildlifenature study hiking and fishing for children. Wildscape gardens show techniques using native plants and wildflowers that attract birds butterflies and other wildlife to your backyard. John Jacob Observation Tower allows visitors to see incredible unobstructed panoramas of the parks restored prairie. 15315 Beaumont Hwy Houston TX 77049 281.456.2800 tpwd.state.tx.usstate- parkssheldon-lake Phil Hardberger Park Savannah Restoration San Antonio Natural oasis in the heart of an urban area. 13-acre savannah restoration effort from juniper woodlands to abundant native grasses and wildflowers with trees interspersed. Healthy savannahs support diverse insects birds reptiles and mammals. Goal is to monitor benefits of this restoration on local wildlife populations. 8400 NW Military Hwy San Antonio TX 78231 210.207.3284 www.philhardbergerpark. orgvisit prairierestorations Sand Sheet Blackland Prairie Tamaulipan Brush Country llano Uplift Edwards Plateau Crosstimbers Prairie High Plains Cochise Rims and Basins Sonoran Desert High Plains High Plains Central Great Plains Osage Prairie Flint Hills Prairie CentralGreatPlains BlacklandPrairie RollingPlainsFoothills GulfC oast Prairie OakwoodsPrairie R o l lin g PlainsFoothills Chihuahuan Desert T rans-Pecos Chihuahuan Desert Trans-Pecos N ATI VE AM ERICAN SEED We are now reminded to be aware of our place upon this Earth and to fulll our obligations to ourselves our families nations the natural world to the creator. The words say we are to awaken stand up be counted for you are being recognized in the spirit world. Joanne Shenandoah The Iroquois Nation Prophecy Song map adapted from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department United States Department of Agriculture United States Environmental Protection Agency Pineywoods Ozark Highlands Southeastern Plains Southeastern Plains Sandhills Coastal Savannahs Coastal Savannahs Blackland Blackland Prairie MississippiValley P i e d m o n t C rescent ECo-REGIoNMAPwehaveseedsnativetotheseeco-regions Of something that only yesterday was so vast how can it be that so little remains photo by Steve Schaeffer Native americaN Seed 800 728 404352 Consider about how far can a buffalo run. The ways of the buffalo can give us simple truths. Try being yourself the largest mammal remaining on the continent. You might be found on the red earth bank of a river in Oklahoma. The native meadow lay before you with lush prairie grasses making their nutritious seedheads. Sunfl owers and gayfeathers are bountiful. As you graze the daytime heats up into an afternoon thunderstorm. Bolts of lightening crash down by your side. Being very scared all your family of brothers and sisters aunts uncles mom dad and your great grandmother take to the hoof running. All run with you til dark and most end up in Texas around Waco on the Brazos River. Others in the tribe ran a different way and were never to be seen again. Being the kind of day it was and the type of breakfast we had up on the Red River well the truth of the matter is those seeds just didnt digest very well. Some were laid out in little piles on the ground by the banks of the Brazos. We didnt know anything about bagged fertilizer back then but those Black-Eyed Susan seeds readily sprouted. You could hear the young sprouts mentioning to the old time residents that they felt at home and looked familiar as in family. We buffalo spoke among the Black-Eyed Susan sprouts that autumn and then again to the fl owers in the spring. The bees and the butterfl ies were buzzing around mixing up the pollen grains of the new black-eyes with the old black-eyes and all the neighbors got to know each other. And just maybe the slightest little chromosomes were exchanged thanks to us and the bees. The newcomers from the Red River contributed a little strength to protect from cold snaps that come along with those blue northers. The Red River black-eye was accustomed to cold weather. And WHAT IS A NATIVE Native American Seed harvests and sells only the seeds native to the eco-regions on the centerfold map in this catalog. We do not offer any seeds from India China Peru Germany or Chile. We encourage people to consider planting original prairie species. What could be better What could be smarter What could be more sustainable Native americaN Seed 325 446 360052 Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 53 some things will never change native plants will always belong and dont be afraid to make a move then of course the Waco family of black-eyes gave little secrets to the Red River black-eyes that taught how to live in the heat of a summer drought. That next summer we found ourselves on the Blackland Prairie with dry cracked open soil. i remember my buffalo cousin stepped in a deep crack in the black clay and broke her ankle. She was born up in northern Kansas and had been separated from her family last year during a wild re. The move south was too much for her. She never did adapt to the hot summer and sure enough that cracked ground and broken ankle did her in. As time went the Black-Eyed Susans could be heard saying what a good neighborly exchange had been made. They felt stronger because of joining together as a family. We could get along for an eternity doing this. Your kids and my kids can sustain for a long time they said. The surviving buffalo were all in agreement even though many changes are known to be coming. And that is the way of it. At this moment it was said... Thinking of scattering seeds around your place Wondering which seeds belong WHATISANATIvEnativeplantswillalwaysbelong one vast winters count Native American West before lewis Clark by Calloway 597 pp hardcover 3. ITEM 6043 28 ishmael by Daniel Quinn 263 pp softcover 6. ITEM 6060 18 sand county Almanac and sketches here and there by Aldo Leopold 240 pp softcover 5. ITEM 6065 9 The worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan Pulitzer Prize winner. 340 pp softcover 4. ITEM 6044 15 1491 New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann 541 pp softcover 1. ITEM 6046 18 Cabeza de Vacas Adventures in the unknown interior of America 160 pp softcover 2. ITEM 6042 19 S e v e N S t o r y S e q u e N c e Knowing what happened in the past is essential to make meaningful lasting changes to the future. Read this series in order. Learn what has occurred over the course of human history that got us to where we are right now. Learn to better understand where we may be going from here. Order Online www.seedsource.com A short History of Progress by Ronald Wright 186 pp softcover 7. ITEM 6056 20 53 Photo of Flinthills Prairie in Kansas Cool calm no wind and a slow lifting fog down by the river this morn. Sitting by the big live oak at the site of the first homestead built in 1877. Weve got about a mile of the river here on the place. An old-style aluminum canoe just slipped into view. We never see more than about three boats a year as were many miles either direction from public access points. In it are two people Ive never seen before a dad quietly dipping his paddle skillfully gliding the canoe over the water with distinct awareness of the ecological richness of his surroundings. Sitting in front is his 12-year-old son. The boy is also quiet casting a rod with a certain confidence under dads watchful eye. The boy has that sacred elemental connection to the river the line and the fish. Between the two of them a lot of hope floats by. The dogs and I stay motionless and silent. Only watching. The canoe almost without a ripple slips smoothly out of sight. They never saw us 32 feet above in our birds-eye perch on the high bank of the Llano. A big-picture conversation has been opened up by Lonn Taylor with his October article When Property Rights Clash with the Public Good. He is stepping up to the plate publishing this message in the Big Bend Sentinel from far West Texas. For us stakeholders here on the Llano River seems we are witnessing the end of an era. Most anybody with half a wit can plainly see the incompatible land use and absolute disrespect of responsible stewardship that allows a landowner in absentia for 50 years and a 30 billion Tennessee transnational corporation to build a truck stop in the Llano River floodway. The system is broken when we cannot protect our most basic elemental resource clean water. I am a rural Texan family farmer. I am a downstream stakeholder landowner. I have surface water rights that run with my land. These rights and this river I guard intensely for they are integral to my livelihood and my childrens future. As some say they are golden. Personally I have inherited no property instead I have worked a lifetime to own and operate this land. When I was a youngster my dad moved us to El Paso the year after Kennedy was killed. Laid- off from his job building fighter aircraft at Grand Prairie he took a job at White Sands Missile Range driving 80 miles to work and back just to keep our family living in Texas. I left home in the summer after 11th grade and hitchhiked across America for two years. These must have been my college days since I never spent much more of my time in an indoor classroom. At age 19 I borrowed a shovel a rake and a lawnmower and started working for myself. I set up a homestead and small business in Denton County near the places I had learned to hunt and fish with my dad as a kid. But then like now again Texas was in full economic bloom. During those days of the 1970s massive human migrations of downsized middle class Americans were fleeing the Rust Belt hordes of people descending on the Sun Belt. In the unfolding socio-economic process I witnessed the total destruction of the farms ranches creeks and rivers where my dad had taught me land stewardship and ethics to hunt and fish. In my 20s I had decided my purpose was to clean up behind the bulldozers. With persistence diligence and thrift I built a tree farm production greenhouse nursery and a landscape construction company eventually managing 45 employees. As time marched on I learned the foolishness of my chosen life-purpose cleaning up behind those dozers as if we could doze on forever. During the dry spell of 1980 a hundred days of 100 degrees with no rain all my work began to fail. Not enough water for all that sprawl. Id planted and constructed all those exotic alien landscapes complete with automatic sprinkler systems. Asian Jasmine Chinese Holly Pakistan Crepe Myrtle African Bermuda and Caribbean St. Augustine all required more water than the land could sustainably provide. It was then I noticed the resiliency and survivability of native plants. Amidst the droughts floods and freezes in the 1980s I married and we had two births in our old wooden home on the prairie near Argyle Texas. By the late Stormwaters Brewing on the Llano River Article by Bill Neiman 54 1980s I was conducting my first native seed harvests. Native American Seed was hatched. Focus and purpose shifted prompting me to get in front of the dozers to save Texas legendary genetics by collecting prairie seeds. I had learned how to help others clean up their land by putting it back like it was. Landscape construction was traded in for Eco- Logical Restoration. Today we offer this experience on a large landscape scale. Our work translates directly to restoring wildlife habitat. Twenty years ago we bought a parcel of fragmented farm and ranchland on the main stem of the pristine Llano River. A few work years passed and we bought two more parcels re-assembling all the original 1877 patented pieces back into one whole. Our Native American Seed Farm operation employs about 20 people full-time. Both kids grew up here in the Junction schools. They both went to real colleges and got real degrees never hitchhiked. After trying their hands at big city living both our daughter and son on their own schedules came back to work here on the farm. Weve weathered plenty ups and downs here. I reckon well never forget the drought of 2011. But the summer of 2014 is also deeply imprinted. This is the summer we lost the river to Flying J Truck Stops. A large extended community of several hundred citizens came together forming the Land of Living Waters.org. The group formed a Facebook page to communicate and document the process. As the public discourse began to unfold three men staunchly advocated support for the truck stop by defending the absentee landowners property rights to do business as she pleased. One of the men bought the back page of our local newspaper and called the citizens group a socialist cancer that should be stamped out. One of the men owns a local land clearing and the only paving company in town. The third man a lawyer and Junction councilman demanded that the City Attorney issue a cease and desist order to the Land of Living Waters.org with the claim that the city owns the slogan and in defense of its intellectual property rights. Our citizen group respected the city claim and changed the Facebook name to Llano River Watch. As we fought to locally protect the river my wife and grown kids witnessed the sale of Texas last clean river. We are heartbroken. Our extended family and neighbors are left stomach sickeningly disappointed in our dysfunctional local state and federal laws or lack of law. No agency applied one iota of regulatory oversight to protect the floodway prevent construction in the floodway or stop discharge of polluted storm waters directly into the river. The truck stop features 14 lanes of fueling stations with 85 overnight berths for 18-wheelers all situated in the floodplain and floodway. The eight-acre site was cleared of encumbrances including the 400-year live oak where the first Kimble County Court was held. A pall of smoke hung over the city for days while it burned along with hundreds of old-growth bottomland pecan and mesquite trees. Now in their place is a 40-year lease to Flying J with eight acres of asphalt designed to sheet flow water into a 1968 vintage TXDOT concrete drainage ditch then directly into the Llano. The company projects annual sales of ten million gallons of diesel beginning this Christmas when the facility opens. The local community has demonstrated a perfect poster child case. Texas state laws are non-existent when it comes to protecting water quality from storm runoff. Neither the federal Clean Water Act Section 404 USACE EPA FEMA nor state TCEQ provide any clear distinctive provision to apply in our four-month effort to protect water quality in the Llano River from an irresponsible absentee private property owner and an out-of-state transnational corporation. They are free as birds to exercise their combined powers to maximize profits and externalize operating costs. Swift skillful manipulation of local politicians and state agency personnel by a slick savvy shark- like corporate team of front men engineers and lawyers completely exposed the vulnerability of our most precious resource -- clean water. Those willing to look will easily see this is no level playing field in a match against voluntary land stewardship practices and self-imposed ethics. This is a case where well-designed regulation coupled with stiff penalties should apply when our commonly held elemental resources are violated. It is time for grown men and women leaders such as ourselves to zoom out for a holistic look at who is at the controls of this monster for it is us. We still have our democratic legislative process. We need our best independent freethinking minds to detect the crap in the messaging -- and clean it up. We need to join the many forces together and confront this gaping hole in the stewardship of Texas most priceless natural resource clean water. I acknowledge this is a delicate issue one of ditches to streams to rivers to lakes to bays. I understand there are many vested stakeholders to educate and align along the way. This IS a property rights issue. Downstream Llano River landowners have had their property rights violated by this incompatible land-use especially those exercising adjudicated water rights for agricultural irrigation. This is not a local Junction municipal or a Kimble County issue. The Llano flows in five counties and four municipalities before emptying into the Highland Lakes. The river base flow is 85 percent of Austins drinking water. The issue of storm water quality in the Hill Country is a state issue deserving legislative attention. Perhaps there are other waters in the state that have been degraded to a degree of disregard but in the Hill Country region our springs and rivers are legendary for their quality. The clear pristine quality can be attributed entirely to the historic stewardship of local ranchers and landowners fortified by rock-solid commitments to hand their land over to the next generation. But those days are quickly coming to a close. With accelerating Texas population land fragmentation loss of vibrant agricultural communities flight of youth to cities and blight in the future of rural landscapes where will that 12-year-old boy in the canoe take his son fishing 20 years from now It is our responsibility as Texas land stewards to answer this question. This is not just about little boys fishing in the future. Its about all of us now and what we say about ourselves today. 55 Native American Seed 800 728 404356 Blue Curls ButtonbushAntelope Horns Green Milkweed 3145 Devils Claw Proboscidea louisianica A Pp 1 - 2 Jun-Sep 1012 Diamond Petal Primrose Oenothera rhombipetala A Yw 1 - 3 May-Jun 1017 Eryngo Eryngium leavenworthii A Pp 2- 3 Aug-Nov 3062 Frostweed Verbesina virginica P Wt 3 - 6 Aug-Nov 3144 Giant Coneflower Rudbeckia maxima P Yw 3 - 6 May-Jun 3057 Golden Dalea Dalea aurea P Yw 1 - 2 Jun-Jul 3154 Green Lily Schoenocaulon texanum P Gr 1 - 2 Apr-May 3101 Green Milkweed Asclepias viridis P Gr 1 - 2 Apr-Sep 3114 Gulf Coast Penstemon Penstemon tenuis P P 18 Mar-May 3063 Jimson Weed Datura inoxia P Wt 2 - 3 Apr-Oct 3083 Lantana Lantana horrida Shrub Rd 2 - 3 Sprg-Fall 3096 Limestone Gaura Gaura calcicola P Rd 1 - 2 May-Jun 3186 Lindheimers Indigo Indigofera lindheimeriana Shrub Pk 1 - 5 May-Aug 1034 Marsh Elder Iva annua A G to 8 Jul-Nov 3066 Meadow Pinks Sabatia campestris A Pk 9 - 12 Mar-Jul 3153 Mormon Tea Ephedra antisyphylitica Shrub G to 3 Mar-May 3055 Mountain Pinks Centaurium beyrichii A Pk 4 - 12 May-Jul Blue Mistflower Item Common Name Habit Blm Height Bloom Soil Type Sunlight Botanical Name Clr Time Sand LoamClay Caliche Sun ... Shade Item Common Name Habit Blm Height Bloom Soil Type Sunlight Botanical Name Clr Time Sand LoamClay Caliche Sun ... Shade Turks Cap Blue Mistflower 56 Native American Seed 325 446 3600 LeeMarlowe SanAntonioRiverAuthority 40 years ago Richard Hensley loaned the shovel and rake that got our landscape and nursery company started. In his memory we have transplanted his special collection of Hensleys Big Red Sage to our farm - good for quail ask for larger quantities Seed Count 3051 American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana P Pp 3 - 4 May-Jul 3189 American Pokeweed Phytolacca americana P Rd 6-12 Jul-Oct 3068 Antelope Horns Asclepias asperula P Gr 8 - 24 Mar-May 3065 Barbaras Buttons Marshallia caespitosa P Wt 8 - 18 Apr-Jun 3155 Beardtongue Penstemon laxiflorus P Pk 1 - 2 Mar-Jun 3111 Bergamot Monarda fistulosa P Pp 1 - 3 May-Jul 3162 Hensleys Big Red Sage Salvia penstemonoides P Rd 1 - 3 Jun-Oct 3133 Blue Curls Phacelia congesta A Bl 1 - 3 Mar-May 3093 Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium ensigerum P Bl 6-18 Mar-Apr 3173 Blue Mistflower Conoclinium coelestinum P Bl 1 - 3 Jul-Nov 3161 Buffalo Gourd Cucurbita foetidissima P Yw vine May-Sep 3164 Button Bush Cephalanthus occidentalis Shrub Wt 5 - 10 Jun-Sep 3095 Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis P Rd 1 - 4 Jul-Oct 3088 Clammyweed Polanisia dodecandra A Wt 1 - 3 May-Jul 3054 Cowpen Daisy Verbesina encelioides A Yw 1 - 4 Apr-Oct 3150 Crow Poison Nothoscordum bivalve P Wt 4 - 12 SprgFall 3137 Cutleaf Evng Primrose Oenothera laciniata A Yw 2 - 10 Mar-Oct Add more Life Color to the World1938 - 2014 Frostweed SpiderwortMountain Pinks NEW CarolClark - 10 seeds per packet due to exceptional quality but extreme shortages - 10 seeds per packet due to exceptional quality but extreme shortages Native American Seed www.seedsource.com 57 Jimson Weed Lantana Limestone Gaura Pincushion Daisy Item Common Name Habit Blm Height Bloom Soil Type Sunlight Botanical Name Clr Time Sand LoamClay Caliche Sun ... Shade Item Common Name Habit Blm Height Bloom Soil Type Sunlight Botanical Name Clr Time Sand LoamClay Caliche Sun ... Shade Snapdragon Vine Purple Nightshade Mormon Tea Prairie Nymph Snailseed vine Purple Leather Flower Order Online www.seedsource.com 57 SusanProsperie ConservancyPKTS 6each covers 20 sq ft All quantities limited Help preserve protect and propagate unique native species Richard loved building a community and believed in giving others a hand up in life. He gave of himself wherever he was whenever he could. He believed in the spirit of community and serving those in need. He has touched many people and changed many lives through his thoughts and actions. 3087 Passionflower Passiflora incarnata P Ppl Vine May-Aug 3119 Pigeonberry Rivina humilis P Rd 1 - 2 May-Oct 3079 Pincushion Daisy Gaillardia suavis P Rd 1 - 2 Mar-May 1025 Pitcher Sage Salvia azurea P Ppl 2 - 3 May-Nov 3134 Plateau Agalinis Agalinis edwardsiana A Pk 1 - 3 Aug-Oct 3177 Possumhaw Holly Ilex decidua P Yw Sm.Tree Fall Berries 1008 Prairie Agalinis Agalinis heterophylla A Pk 18 Aug-Nov 3178 Prairie Gaillardia Gaillardia aestivalis P Red 22 - 28 May-Jul 3058 Prairie Larkspur Delphinium virescens P Bl 1 - 3 Apr-Jun 3176 Priaire Nymph Herbertia lahue P Pp 6-12 Mar-May 3104 Prairie Paintbrush Castilleja purpurea P Pp 6 - 18 Mar-May 3156 Prairie Parsley Polytaenia nuttalli B Yw 2 - 3 Apr-June 3185 Purple Dalea Dalea lasiathera P Ppl 4 - 12 Apr-May 3167 Purple Leather Flower Clematis pitcher P Ppl Vine May-Sept 3140 Purple Nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium P Ppl 1 - 2 Apr-Sep 3094 Rain Lily Cooperia pedunculata P Wt 6 - 12 Apr-May 3149 Rattlesnake Master Eryngium yuccifolium P Wh 8 - 20 Apr-Jul 3098 Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis P Red 1 - 2 Mar-May 3169 Red Dome Blanketflower Gaillardia pinnatifida P Yw 1 - 3 Apr-June 3170 Rock Rose Pavonia lasiopetala P Pink 3-6 Apr-Nov 3116 Round-Headed Clover Dalea multiflora P Wt 1 - 3 Jun-Jul 3129 Snailseed Cocculus carolinus P Rd Ber Vine Jul-Aug 9100 Snapdragon Vine Maurandya antirrhiniflora P Pp Vine Mar-Sep 3163 Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra P YwRed 2 - 5 May-Jun 3135 Standing Winecup Callirhoe digitata P Pp 1 - 4 Mar-May 3175 Texas Thistle Cirsium texanum P Pp 2 - 5 May-Jul 9101 Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans P Org Vine Jun-Sep 3086 Turks Cap Malvaviscus drummondii Srb Red 2 - 3 May-Nov 3151 Velvet Leaf Senna Senna lindheimeriana P Yw 3 - 6 Aug-Oct 1031 White Gaura Gaura Lindheimeri P Wt 2 - 5 Apr-Nov Wild Hyacinth 3072 Camassia scilloides P Bl 1 - 2 Mar-May 3050 Windflower Anemone berlandieri P Bl 4 - 16 Feb-Apr 3099 Yellow Columbine Aquilegia chrysanthum P Yw 1 - 3 May 3084 Yellow Prairie Flax Linum rigidum A Yw 6 - 18 Mar-Oct 3187 Yellow Puff Neptunia lutea P Yw 6 - 18 May-Jun 3171 Yellow Wild Indigo Baptisia sphaerocarpa P Yw 1 - 3 Apr-Jun Native americaN Seed 800 728 404358 Sow in a sunny location in early fall. This Hill Country blend contains annuals and perennials for spring and summer blooms. After bloomtime allow seeds to ripen before mowing. This assures you an even denser stand next year. Bring back a piece of history to your own land We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the rst time - Eliot 1942 TexasBluebonnet IndianBlanket LemonMint Texas Bluebonnet Huisache Daisy Scrambled Eggs Lemon Mint Indian Blanket Greenthread Lazy Daisy Prairie Verbena Annual Winecup Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1000 sf Comanche Mix Item 1800 1 lb 34 14 lb 11 1000 sf 250 sf 1 pkt 5 20 sf WHY THE TRIBAL NAMES The offerings are named according to the regions numerous tribal people who once flourished You may see that the people before us identified themselves with the land and were native to it The boundaries then were ecological soft flowing giving and taking with respect You can help them flourish again comaNche mixtm 58 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 May you become native to your place Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 59 c a d do Ap achePlateauc o m anche Item 1805 long blooming season color starts in spring goes through summer and continues into the fall. Texas Bluebonnet Greenthread Indian Blanket Standing Cypress Purple Prairie Clover Gayfeather Bush Sunflower Cutleaf Daisy Golden-Wave Missouri Primrose Foxglove White Gaura Yellow Prairie Flax 600 sf 150 sf 20 sf Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 600 sf 1 lb 44 14 lb 17 1 pkt 5 Apache Plateau Mix aPache PLateau mixtm Blooms spring summer and fall... Great collection of hardy natives known to thrive along the piney woods and savannas from east Texas to Atlantic coast. Good companion to Eastern Savannah Mix see page 19. Clasping Coneflower Lemon Mint Indian Blanket Partridge Pea Plains Coreopsis Black-Eyed Susan Illinois Bundleflower Pink Evening Primrose Lazy Daisy Obedient Plant Caddo Mix Item 1806 1 lb 41 14 lb 16 1 pkt 5 2000 sq ft 500 sq ft 20 sq ft caddo mixtm REGIoNALMIXES PinkEveningPrimrose Black-Eyed Susan IllinoisBundleflower StandingCypress Gayfeather Golden-Wave named to honor the people who fought so hard for these lands Order Online www.seedsource.com 59 Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre chooSe a Path of StewardShiP Our most nutritious blend of natives. it provides habitat nectar and food for many creatures of the wild such as songbirds and butterflies. The people before us were a walking people. Many of our present day roads originated from footpaths. it may be as it once was that we become a walking people again. Have no trails Any parcel of land looking to become a wildflower meadow will qualify. This offering comes complete with a sprinkling of native prairie grasses. Native Grasses Buffalograss Blue Grama Prairie Wildrye Little Bluestem Sideoats Grama Green Sprangletop Sand Lovegrass White Tridens Texas Cupgrass Cane Bluestem Virginia Wildrye Native Wildflowers Texas Bluebonnet Gayfeather Indian Blanket Lanceleaf Coreopsis Greenthread Purple Coneflower Cutleaf Daisy Huisache Daisy Purple Prairie Clover Standing Cypress Bush Sunflower Golden-Wave Clasping Coneflower Lemon Mint Missouri Primrose American Basketflower Black-Eyed Susan Mexican Hat Plains Coreopsis Prairie Coneflower Maximilian Sunflower Lazy Daisy Indian Paintbrush Native traiL mix tm Native traiL mix X river camp Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1000 sf Native Trail Mix 1 lb 45 14 lb 18 1 pkt 5 1000 sf 250 sf 20 sf Item 1811 34species EcoS ystem in a B ag tm tm 60 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 IT HAS BEEN SAID The roadsides may become the last open spaces that we have. We view our world now through the windshield. The roadside is a reflection of who we are. Why not keep these threads of beauty as they once were No need to trash them with exotic plants from Europe South America or Africa. Offered for everyone who would like to keep the land responsibly beautiful. The Texas-Oklahoma Native Roadside Mix consists of 100 native wildflowers. Just the right mixture of annuals and perennials for quick establishment and sustainable plantings. Low to medium heights at maturity allow good visibility over the top of the plants. Always let plants reseed before mowing for year-after-year native blooms. If you are a land planner or in a public service agency we have included the percentage by weight chart for bid documents ... all ideally suited to thrive in the changeable climate of the south central Great Plains. Unlike many of the other so-called native wildflower mixes ours contain no extras of seeds from California Africa or Europe. Nor do they come packed with any rice husks or other inert matter to pad out the package and make it look like youre getting more than you really are. Grows to about knee-high. Texas Bluebonnet Indian Blanket Black-Eyed Susan Prairie Coneflower Clasping Coneflower Lemon Mint Mexican Hat Plains Coreopsis 1 lb 29 D-pak 16 Pkt 3 2000 sf 700 sf 20 sf Seeding rate 20 lbs acre Native Texas Mix Item 1001 texaS-oKLahoma Native roadSide mixtm Native texaS mixtm 1 lb 39 D-pak 20 Pkt 5 2000 sf 500 sf 20 sf Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre TX-OK Native Roadside Mix Item 1810 Texas Bluebonnet 18.74 Indian Blanket 10.94 Greenthread 7.35 Plains Coreopsis 7.32 Clasping Coneflower 6.15 Lanceleaf Coreopsis 5.65 Scarlet Sage 5.35 Lemon Mint 5.05 Purple Prairie Clover 5.00 Cutleaf Daisy 4.80 Huisache Daisy 4.00 Purple Coneflower 3.62 Missouri Primrose 3.60 Black-eyed Susan 2.65 Purple Coneflower Narrow Leaf 2.00 Texas Yellow Star 2.00 Golden-Wave 1.80 Pink Evening Primrose 1.15 Mexican Hat 1.05 Bush Sunflower 0.93 Prairie Coneflower 0.70 Indian Paintbrush 0.10 Winecup 0.05 Total 100 by weight PlainsCoreopsis TexasBluebonnet LemonMint Our original founding mix designed in 1988 proven sustainable for 25 years Order Online www.seedsource.com 61 Native americaN Seed 800 728 404362 Where Have All the Quail Gone A recent publication by The Texas Quail Conservation Initiative identied several reasons behind quail decline. The major one is habitat loss through land fragmentation. Quail prefer to travel through their range on the ground and not through the air. Quail use native bunch grasses for cover and nesting. Native wildflowers and bunch grasses are drought tolerant beautiful and also supply nutrients perfectly balanced for wildlife. Issue your own invitation to our declining Quail population by planting sustainable native grasses wildflowers. Good for Turkeys Wildlife biologists recommend. Rangeland Seeding Rate 8 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 600 sf Sustainable Quail Dove Item 1813 Pkt 5 20 sq ft D-pak 14 100 sq ft 23 lb Native Bunch Grasses Little Bluestem Indiangrass Switchgrass Eastern Gamagrass Sideoats Grama Big Bluestem Texas Cupgrass Plains Bristlegrass Native Forbs Wooly Croton Illinois Bundleflower Partridge Pea American Basketflower Bush Sunflower Common Sunflower Texas Yellow Star Golden Dalea Texas Bluebonnets Maximilian Sunflower Pitcher Sage Purple Prairie Clover White Prickly Poppy Scrambled Eggs photo by Randy Stevens The Sustainable Quail Dove Mix offers a very different approach to providing for wildlife in a longterm sustainable way. Unlike food plots that have to be replanted year after year a diversity of native wildflowers and bunch grasses establishes a perfectly balanced habitat. SuStaiNaBLe quaiL dove mixtm 62 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 photo by Randy StephensphotobySteveSchaeffer Good for turKeyS too Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 63 deer reSiStaNt mixtm Texas Bluebonnet Black-Eyed Susan Indian Blanket Scrambled Eggs White Gaura Greenthread Lemon Mint Purple Coneflower Tahoka Daisy Pitcher Sage Frostweed Prairie Verbena Mexican Hat Pink Evening Primrose Gayfeather Scarlet Sage Butterfly Weed Maximilian Sunflower Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs acre Lawn Garden Seeding 1 lb 1100 sf Deer Resistant Item 1812 Pkt 5 20 sf D-pak 19 200 sf 44 lb These wildflowers are unpalatable and rarely eaten by deer grow back rapidly when nipped and are aromatic to confuse their senses. Extirpation of woody plants is happening all across the Hill Country besides land fragmentation one cause is partly exploding deer population. What is Extirpation Really its a big word for local extinction. Constant browsing by deer without any plant recovery time hinders seed production. Depletion of the native seed bank of desirable plants will alter the landscape ultimately leaving the least palatable plants. This is where land and wildlife management meet. photobyJohnGleinser Order Online www.seedsource.com 63 Consider decreasing deer population numbers and restoring native habitat for longterm improvements to create healthy balance of wildlife. See rsthand build a simple exclosure. Resources Texas Wildlife Association www.texas-wildlife.org Hill Country Landowners Guide by Jim Stanley see p. 90 Build healthy habitat for native white tail deer with one of our ecoSyStem iN a BaG diverse seed mixtures books see p 90 AmericAn BAsKetFloWer Centaurea americana annual bloom May - June height 2 - 5 seeding rate Rangeland 10 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 750 sf Profuse blooms in springtime. A 1 pollinator plant for bees and butterflies. Look under the three inch blooms to see intricately woven basket underneath Butterflies flock to this flower and its seeds provide for dove and quail. Seeds are large with hard oily shells that readily sprout late summer thru fall. 1 lb 39 14 lb 15 1 oz 9 1 pkt 5Item 1010 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Medium-Moist annual - completes its life cycle from seed through maturity then reseeding itself in one year or season. most annuals should be planted summerfall for spring blooms biennial - requires 2 years to complete the life cycle. can be planted most anytime perennial - lives years from a permanent root system. can be planted most anytime Where suggested seeding rates can be increased 3-4 times for fuller coverage sooner Lady Bird Johnson 1912 - 2007WildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersWildowersbloom so does hope. 64 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Picture of emergent seedling Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture All day sun Half day sun Filtered sun 2hrs sun touch the earth photo submitted by David Graff of his wildfl ower meadow with successful use of Native American Seed in Del Rio Item 3068 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Well Drained Antelope Horns Asclepias asperula Named for the shape of the seed pods is a perennial that blooms in the spring and in some areas again in the fall. Its a member of the Milkweed family and a special favorite of the Monarch and Queen butterflies. Oh and dont spray the caterpillars with pesticide Antelope Horns are very hardy. Water only to establish and during periods of long drought. perennial bloom Mar May height 8 24 1 pkt 6Available in Sustain the Migration Kits see p 10 Horns are very hardy. Water only to establish and during periods of long drought. perennial 10 seeds packet. Exceptional quality. Extreme shortages. Hopes of reaching many helping hands. Together we can insure milkweeds and butterflies will always have a place. 175 sf 50 sf 20 sf 20 sf Order Online www.seedsource.com 65 WILDFLoWERS Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Well Drained BlAcK-eYeD susAn Rudbeckia hirta This familiar old-time plant is easy to grow in a wide variety of locations and soil conditions. During years of drought it may remain dormant waiting until favorable rainfall occurs. A good nectar plant for butterflies and deer resistant. annual short lived perennial seeding rate bloom May Nov Rangeland 2 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 5000 sf 1 lb 24 14 lb 9 1 oz 5 1 pkt 3 Item 1007 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Dry Blue FlAx Linum lewisii For those who live west of IH-35 this blue wildflower offers summer to early fall blooms that are about an inch across opening in the morning and dropping their petals by the afternoon. Youll have new blooms each morning throughout the flowering season. It likes to be planted in sand but will tolerate other well drained soils. perennial seeding rate bloom May Sept Rangeland 8 lb per acre height 1 2 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf perennial seeding rate bloom May Sept Rangeland 8 lb per acre height 1 2 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf Item 3148 14 lb 15 1 oz 9 1 pkt 6 Item 3143 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained BusH sunFloWer Simsia calva A few of these hardy drought tolerant perennials can still be found on dry rocky caliche and clay hills around Texas and northern Mexico. Though the rough leaves discourage grazing animals the seeds are excellent source of nutrition for many game and songbirds. This fan- tastic xeriscape plant grows from seed to full bloom in about 60 days. perennial seeding rate bloom Apr oct Rangeland 5 lb per acre height 6 24 Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf 14 lb 15 1 oz 9 1 pkt 3 1250 sf 300 sf 20 sf 400 sf 100 sf 20 sf 400 sf 100 sf 20 sf Item 3139 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Well Drained ButterFlY WeeD Asclepias tuberosa My first thought was that I had seen a burning bush. The fiery-orange blooms of the butterfly weed are vivid beyond belief. Butterflies frantically flit from flower to flower. - Zoe Kirkpatrick in her book Wildflowers of the Western Plains. A plant that does equally well in home garden and in wilder spaces. perennial bloom May Sep height 10 - 20 inches 14 lb 52 1 oz 20 1 pkt 3 Available in Sustain the Migration Kits see p 10 10 seeds packet. Exceptional quality. Extreme shortages. Hopes of reaching many helping hands. Together we can insure milkweeds and butterflies will always have a place. 400 sf 100 sf 10 sf Native americaN Seed 800 728 40436666 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 common milKWeeD Asclepias syriaca An easy to grow perennial known to be one of the first plants to sprout in disturbed areas. It is the most prevalent milkweed species found east of I-35. It has been said that this is the host plant for 90 of monarch butterflies producing large quantities of nectar and providing a food source for many other pollinators as well. perennial bloom Jun - oct height 2 - 4 Item 3182 D-Pak 29 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium-Moist Item 1013 clAspinG coneFloWer Dracopis amplexicaulis Very easy to grow. Often found along drainages or bottomland farm fields when left fallow after cultivation. Clasping Coneflower is named for the way the base of the leaves clasp themselves around the stem of the plant. Grows from Georgia to Texas. annual bloom Apr - June height 1 - 2 seeding rate Rangeland 3 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 8000 sf 1 lb 19 14 lb 8 1 oz 5 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium-Moist common sunFloWer Helianthus annuus A patch of these sunflowers in your flower bed will be a welcome site to numerous birds and butterflies offering you hours of beauty and wonder. Can be also planted in fields for dove quail and songbirds to use as food. A favorite of the American Goldfinch. The young sprouts are perty tasty on salads for humans too seeding rate Rangeland 5 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 1000 sf annual bloom May - oct height 2 - 8 Item 1028 1 lb 17 14 lb 8 1 oz 5 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Moist Available in Sustain the Migration Kits see p 10 10 seeds packet. Exceptional quality. Extreme shortages. Hopes of reaching many helping hands. Together we can insure milkweeds and butterflies will always have a place. 2000 sf 500 sf 20 sf 200 sf 20 sf 250 sf 60 sf 20 sf Item 3054 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Dry-Med-Moist coWpen DAisY Verbesina encelioides Also known as Golden Crownbeard the Cowpen Daisy is an annual that loves sandy and disturbed soils. It has many branches covered with large yellow blooms. It is one of the larva food plants of the bordered patch butterfly and is extremely drought tolerant. annual seeding rate bloom Apr oct Pkt covers 20 sq ft height 1 4 D-Pak covers 200 sq ft D-Pak 29 1 pkt 6 200 sf 20 sf Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 67 www.seedsource.com 67 WILDFLoWERS Item 1014 cutleAF DAisY Engelmannia peristenia Also called Engelmann Daisy this is a reliable plant during times of drought. It attracts sparrows painted buntings and finches and grows in a wide variety of soils from Nebraska to Colorado to Mexico. We have witnessed turkeys and ladybugs nesting in our farm patch. perennial seeding rate bloom Feb Nov Rangeland 18 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1200 sf 1 lb 29 14 lb 11 1 oz 9 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Medium Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained Item 1020 GAYFeAtHer Liatris mucronata An important plant in the fall during butterfly and hummingbird migrations this perennial sometimes requires two years before making a bloom. Strong roots grow down as deep as 16 feet and will easily cling to any poor infertile well-drained soil. Often found growing on limestone bluffs and cuts. Also makes a good cut flower. perennial seeding rate bloom Aug Dec Rangeland 10 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf 1 lb 69 14 lb 29 1 oz 17 1 pkt 3 Item 3113 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained FoxGloVe Penstemon cobaea This Foxglove is one of the loveliest springtime sights native to our local prairies. It spends most of the year as a small insignificant rosette then shoots up 1 foot stems before blooming in the spring. Each purple to white bloom is about 23 inches long arranged upon the stem in magnificent clusters. perennial seeding rate bloom Apr May Rangeland 4 lb per acre height 12 18 Lawn Garden 1 lb 3000 sf 1 lb 195 14 lb 58 D-Pak 29 1 pkt 3 300 sf 75 sf 20 sf 750 sf 250 sf 20 sf 400 sf 100 sf 5 sf Item 1030 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium-Moist GAYFeAtHer BlAZinG stAr Liatris pycnostachya Sometimes called Blazing Star in the northern regions this plant is found throughout the tallgrass prairies. We found this perennial growing in thick stands on damp sandy clay near the Katy prairies. Adapted to the 30-40 rainfall areas from the Gulf of Mexico north through the Blacklands and open bottomlands of the Piney woods. perennial seeding rate bloom Aug Dec Rangeland 10 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1200 sf 1 lb 189 14 lb 55 1 oz 23 1 pkt 6 300 sf 75 sf 5 sf 68 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 GreentHreAD Thelesperma filifolium This dependable bloomer shows its golden heads throughout the year after adequate rainfall. Often found growing in shallow soils the ripened seeds are a food source for the painted bunting. Also a good larval for butterflies it is found from Arkansas across to Colorado and down to Mexico. annual perennial seeding rate bloom Feb Nov Rangeland 6 lb per acre height 12 inches Lawn Garden 1 lb 1000 sf 1 lb 39 14 lb 15 1 oz 9 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Well Drained Item 1026 Item 3101 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Well Drained Green milKWeeD Asclepias viridis The only thing more beautiful than the intricate satiny flowers of this plant are the soft fluffy seeds that emerge from its pods in the fall. The milkweeds are all important to the life cycle of butterflies. Monarchs particularly like the Green Milkweed and are famous for their migration which spans the life of three to four generations of the butterfly. perennial bloom Apr Sep height 1 2 1 pkt 6Available in Sustain the Migration Kits see p 10 Item 3057 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Medium GolDen DAleA Dalea aurea Golden Dalea is a perennial herb a member of the legume family that grows 12-24 inches tall. We hand collect the cone-shaped soft silky seed heads locally. Can be found growing in the most rocky dry soils. The tiny leaves resemble other legume types. perennial seeding rate bloom Jun Jul Pkt covers 20 sq ft height 1 2 D-Pak covers 200 sq ft D-Pak 29 1 pkt 6 Photo by Carol Clark perennial 10 seeds packet. Exceptional quality. Extreme shortages. Hopes of reaching many helping hands. Together we can insure milkweeds and butterflies will always have a place. 200 sf 20 sf 20 sf 250 sf 60 sf 15 sf GolDen-WAVe Coreopsis basalis Golden-Wave is a foundation plant in many wildflower meadows throughout central Texas. It is found on sandy and limestone soils of prairies and woodland openings. Abundant over much of the area from the eastern half of Texas west to New Mexico. seeding rate Rangeland 3 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 2500 sf annual bloom Apr - Jul height 8 - 16 Item 1809 1 lb 49 14 lb 19 1 oz 13 1 pkt 5 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Well Drained 600 sf 150 sf 20 sf Order Online www.seedsource.com 69 WILDFLoWERS HuisAcHe DAisY Amblyolepis setigera Blooming profusely for about two months in mid spring this short annual is particularly good for home plantings or mass plantings in fields or roadsides. Huisache Daisy is becoming a favorite. Makes good nectar plant for butterflies. seeding rate Rangeland 8 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 1000 sf annual bloom Apr - Jun height 6 - 18 Item 3130 14 lb 15 1 oz 9 1 pkt 6 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained Item 3075 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Medium Moist illinois BunDleFloWer Desmanthus illinoensis A native legume that is often found on prairies and abundantly in times of above-average rainfall. This plant is highly palatable to livestock and the seeds are an important food source for quail turkey and other ground birds. Its delicate white blossoms give way to interesting seedheads in the late summer early fall. perennial seeding rate bloom May - Sep Rangeland 15 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 2200 sf 1 lb 24 14 lb 9 1 oz 5 1 pkt 3 Item 3114 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Medium-Moist GulF coAst penstemon Penstemon tenuis If you have gotten the notion that all our natives have to have well drained soil and youre sitting on soggy black gumbo heres the plant youve been looking for Its a native of poorly drained soils in Gulf Coastal prairies and marshes in Texas and Louisiana. perennial seeding rate bloom Mar May Pkt covers 20 sq ft height 12 18 D-Pak covers 200 sq ft D-Pak 29 1 pkt 6 200 sf 20 sf 250 sf 60 sf 10 sf 550 sf 135 sf 20 sf Item 1005 inDiAn BlAnKet Gaillardia pulchella This is a favorite of folklore stories. It grows widely across the region from the gulf coastal beaches northward through Oklahoma and beyond. It is easy to grow in mixtures of spring- time wildflowers. Indian Blanket is rarely eaten by deer and has a special relationship with fireflies. State flower of Oklahoma harvested locally. seeding rate Rangeland 10 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 1400 sf annual bloom May - July height 1 - 2 1 lb 24 D-pak 9 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained 20 sf150 sf 70 Native americaN Seed 800 728 4043 Join in the story. Capture your place in these challenging times. Each of us is inuencing how it turns out. Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Well Drained lAnceleAF coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata Easy to establish and evergreen Lanceleaf Coreopsis grows in a variety of conditions and soils including dappled sunlight at the edges of wooded areas. Whether you call it Tickseed depends on what part of the country youre from Range is most of central midwestern and southeastern US and northern New Mexico. perennial seeding rate bloom May July Rangeland 10 lb per acre height 2 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1200 sf 1 lb 19 14 lb 8 1 oz 5 1 pkt 3Item 3056 Item 1011 inDiAn pAintBrusH Castilleja indivisa The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center found that this plant grows in companion with thin grasses on which it attaches its roots. Good larval food source and nectar plant for butterflies. Grows well in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. seeding rate Rangeland 0.25 lb per acre Lawn Garden 2.4 oz 1000 sf annual bloom Mar - May height 6 - 18 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Medium-Moist 20 sf 300 sf 75 sf 20 sf 1 lb 39 14 lb 15 1 oz 9 1 pkt 3Item 3064 lAZY DAisY Aphanostephus sp. For early spring blooms this short annual provides a sparkling white ray-like flower with a bright yellow center. Abundant in Oklahoma Arkansas Louisiana Texas southern Mississippi Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. seeding rate Rangeland 1 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 6000 sf annual bloom Mar - Aug height 4 - 16 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium 1500 sf 375 sf 20 sf Order Online www.seedsource.com 71 WILDFLoWERS Order Online www.seedsource.com 71 Item 1006 lemon mint Monarda citriodora This native annual grows from Missouri to Kansas to Mexico. Aromatic foliage makes this plant deer resistant. Citriodora is used as a natural insect repellent. Native Americans incorporated the use of its leaves for edible greens seasoning and an aromatic tea. seeding rate Rangeland 3 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 5000 sf annual bloom May - July height 1 - 3 1 lb 20 14 lb 8 1 oz 5 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained Item 3096 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Medium limestone GAurA Gaura calcicola The Latin name calcicola means dwelling in lime which properly describes this colorful flower. It is very tolerant of poor soils and harsh growing conditions. Also sometimes called Texas Beeblossom. perennial seeding rate bloom May Jun Pkt covers 20 sq ft height 1 2 D-Pak covers 200 sq ft D-Pak 29 1 pkt 6 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium-Moist mAximiliAn sunFloWer Helianthus maximiliani Easy to grow and very grand Maximilian Sunflower is a beautiful plant even before it blooms forming a circular-shaped colony that needs lots of space to express itself. It likes moist soils and provides food in the form of seed for birds and small mammals. A good larval plant and important nectar source for butterflies and bees. perennial seeding rate bloom Aug oct Rangeland 4 lb per acre height 4 6 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1200 sf 1 lb 29 14 lb 11 1 oz 9 1 pkt 3 Item 1018 larval plant and important nectar source for butterflies and bees. perennial seeding rate bloom Aug oct Rangeland 4 lb per acre height 4 6 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1200 sf larval plant and important nectar source for butterflies and bees. perennial seeding rate bloom Aug oct Rangeland 4 lb per acre height 4 6 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1200 sf 200 sf 20 sf 300 sf 75 sf 20 sf 1250 sf 300 sf 50 sf mexicAn HAt Ratibida columnifera Prolific and widespread throughout the prairie regions Mexican Hat is a good nectar plant for butterflies - and deer goats sheep and cattle absolutely refuse to eat it Hence its reputation as a weed not particularly welcomed by ranchers. Very easy to grow from Minnesota and Montana down to Louisiana and across to Mexico. perennial seeding rate bloom Apr July Rangeland 2 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 5000 sf 1 lb 39 14 lb 15 1 oz 9 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained Item 1004 perennial seeding rate bloom Apr July Rangeland 2 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 5000 sf Minnesota and Montana down to Louisiana and across to Mexico. perennial seeding rate bloom Apr July Rangeland 2 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 5000 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil MoistureSoil Type Sunlight Soil MoistureSoil Type Sunlight Soil MoistureSoil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture perennial seeding rate bloom Apr July Rangeland 2 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 5000 sf 1250 sf 300 sf 50 sf 72 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Item 1016 pArtriDGe peA Chamaecrista fasciculata This native prairie legume has the ability to add nitrogen to the soil. Partridge Pea is a good bloomer in the heat of the summer and a good food source for dove quail turkey and numerous songbirds. Grows from central US to the east coast. seeding rate Rangeland 20 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 1300 sf annual bloom June - oct height 1 - 3 1 lb 24 14 lb 9 1 oz 5 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Medium Moist pinK eVeninG primrose Oenothera speciosa Pink Evening Primrose is semi-evergreen and makes a good ground cover. It also provides a nice splash of diversity in a lawn or landscape. Grows throughout much of the southeastern US and west through Texas into Mexico - and up through the plains states of Oklahoma Missouri and Kansas. perennial seeding rate bloom Mar July Rangeland 1 lb per acre height 1 2 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 15000 sf 1 lb 64 14 lb 23 1 oz 13 1 pkt 3 Item 1022 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained missouri primrose Oenothera missouriensis Among the most hardy and drought-tolerant of the perennials the Missouri Primrose puts forth big showy blooms in the spring and early summer. Found from central Texas to Okla- homa Arkansas Kansas and Nebraska in well drained sandy or caliche soils. An attractive addition to rocky slopes and the seed pods are beautiful when dried. Perennial Seeding rate Bloom AprJune Rangeland 5 lb per acre Height 312 inches Lawn Garden 1 lb 2000 sf 1 lb 55 14 lb 20 1 oz 8 1 pkt 5 Item 3112 500 sf 125 sf 50 sf 325 sf 80 sf 20 sf 3750 sf 950 sf 50 sf plAins coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria An easy to grow native annual. Good for roadside plantings. It grows in areas with 15 or more inches of rainfall all the way to the East Coast. Plains Coreopsis is a good nectar plant for butterflies. Native Americans made tea from flowers to strengthen the blood. We have used it as a nurse crop in combination with native prairie grass plantings. Item 1003 seeding rate Rangeland 2 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 10000 sf annual bloom Mar - July height 1 - 2 1 lb 19 14 lb 8 1 oz 5 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium-Moist 2500 sf 625 sf 50 sf Order Online www.seedsource.com 73 WILDFLoWERS Using native plants will conserve water eliminate the need to use toxic chemicals and provide welcome habitat for all living creatures whose presence holds the delicate web of life together. Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained prAirie AGAlinis Agalinis heterophylia Excellent plant for attracting butterflies found in prairies and plains grasslands and fallow fields sometimes on rocky soils or in open woodlands. It is a known larval host for the Buckeye butterfly and Orange Swallow Moth and a very attractive nectar source. perennial seeding rate bloom Apr July Rangeland 0.5 lb per acre height 1 3 feet D-pak per 200 sq ft D-Pak 29 1 pkt 6 Item 1008 200 sf 20 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained prAirie coneFloWer Ratibida columnifera Cousin to the Mexican Hat but without the extra splash of Ole the Prairie Coneflower is a good nectar plant for butterflies and unpalatable to deer goats sheep and cattle. Prolific and easy to grow in almost any well drained soil. perennial seeding rate bloom Apr July Rangeland 2 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 3200 sf 1 lb 39 14 lb 15 1 oz 9 1 pkt 3 Item 1029 perennial seeding rate bloom Apr July Rangeland 2 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 3200 sf 800 sf 200 sf 20 sf Bush Presidential Library Dallas Texas see page 48 Order Gift Packets as is or personalized 20 or more bundles 15 each bundle 1000 packets 1-19 bundles 25 each bundle 50-950 packets Your Message Item 4001 Your Message Your Message Item 4006 GiFt pAcKets bundles of 50 each Two wildfl ower packet designs created to allow space for your message. Order them as is we ship fast make your own message using stick-on labels OR Call us With a minimum order of 1000 60 days notice we can personalize any type of seed packet. Values depend on technical requirements of design. 500 mg seed per pkt Great for Weddings Events Educational Groups Fundraisers Conference bags 74 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 prAirie VerBenA Glandularia bipinnatifida var. bipinnatifida This low trailing or creeping perennial is drought tolerant and long-blooming. Ranges throughout the Great Plains and portions of the Southwest. Masses of purple blooms and a sweet fragrance attract butterflies. It will also grow nicely in a pot - just dont use the potting soil that comes with extra fertilizers built in. perennial seeding rate bloom Mar oct Rangeland 2 lb per acre height 4 12 inches Lawn Garden 1 oz 100 sf 1 oz 26 1 pkt 3 Item 3067 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium Item 3156 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Dry-Medium prAirie pArsleY Polytaenia nuttallii Important nectar and larval host plant for a wide range of butterflies. The tiny flowers also attract smaller pollinators such as native bees. Cattle and other herbivores browse readily on the non-toxic foliage. biennial seeding rate bloom Apr Jun Pkt covers 20 sq ft height 2 3 D-Pak covers 200 sq ft D-Pak 29 1 pkt 6 Photo by Norman G. Flaigg lBJ Wildfl ower Center 200 sf 20 sf 100 sf 10 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Well Drained purple coneFloWer Echinacea purpurea This easy to grow native perennial is often used in garden landscapes and is one of the very best plants to attract butterflies. Will last for a week or longer as a cut flower if you refresh the water regularly...can be planted in Spring or Fall. perennial seeding rate bloom Apr May Range 10 lb per acre height 2 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 800 sf 1 lb 33 14 lb 13 1 oz 6 1 pkt 3 Item 1023 perennial seeding rate bloom Apr May Range 10 lb per acre height 2 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 800 sf perennial seeding rate bloom Apr May Range 10 lb per acre height 2 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 800 sf perennial seeding rate bloom Apr May Range 10 lb per acre 200 sf 50 sf 10 sf Order Online www.seedsource.com 75 WILDFLoWERS Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained purple coneFloWer nArroW leAF More rare and more site specific than Echinacea purpurea this plant likes well drained slopes in the tallgrass prairie regions. Good nectar plant for butterflies. Thick stands are rarely found in the wild probably due to over-harvesting in the late 1800s for medicinal uses. All parts of this plant including roots can be used for this purpose. Echinacea angustifolia perennial seeding rate bloom May June Rangeland 10 lb per acre height 2 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 2000 sf 1 lb 99 14 lb 38 1 oz 26 1 pkt 5 Item 1015 perennial seeding rate bloom May June Rangeland 10 lb per acre height 2 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 2000 sf perennial seeding rate bloom May June Rangeland 10 lb per acre height 2 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 2000 sf 500 sf 125 sf 15 sf Item 1021 purple prAirie cloVer Dalea purpurea var. purpurea Nature has its own way of healing damaged lands and this legume is but one of many. It is often found growing on severely eroded land or depleted soils including rocky limestone and caliche. The seeds are an important food source for quail and other ground birds. perennial seeding rate bloom June July Rangeland 4 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1300 sf 1 lb 33 14 lb 13 1 oz 8 1 pkt 5 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Medium Moist caliche. The seeds are an important food source for quail and other ground birds. perennial seeding rate bloom June July Rangeland 4 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1300 sf perennial seeding rate bloom June July Rangeland 4 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1300 sf Photo by Mike Searles 325 sf 80 sf 10 sf Item 3169 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Medium reD Dome BlAnKetFloWer Gaillardia pinnatifida Unique perennial Gaillardia whos flowers attract butterflies. The distinctive yellow petals are set off by the deep red dome head of this species making an eye catching combination. Each yellow petal ray has three loves that surround a deep red disk that seems irrisistable to our native pollintors. Extremely drought tolerant perennial. perennial seeding rate bloom Apr Jun Pkt covers 20 sq ft height 1 3 D-Pak covers 200 sq ft D-Pak 29 1 pkt 6 Photo by David Northington lady Bird Johnson Wildfl ower Center 200 sf 20 sf scArlet sAGe Salvia coccinea Hardy and versatile this tough plant can thrive in a wide variety of conditions. It can be evergreen in southern regions in the winter and is quite happy to grow in dappled sunlight under the trees. We have it around our guest cabin at the farm where it attracts hummingbirds throughout the summer. Its deer resistant too. perennial seeding rate bloom May oct Rangeland 8 lb per acre height 6 30 inches Lawn Garden 1200 sf 1 lb 38 14 lb 15 1 oz 7 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b l Medium-Moist Item 3073 perennial seeding rate bloom May oct Rangeland 8 lb per acre height 6 30 inches Lawn Garden 1200 sf 300 sf 75 sf 20 sf Native americaN Seed 800 728 40437676 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Medium-Moist sWAmp milKWeeD Asclepias incarnata Also known as Pink Milkweed this native naturally grows along water ways and is ideal for raingardens. Despite its name it will grow in drier habitats. Its small pink and sometimes white flowers can be seen usually during the months of August and September. We were excited to take this image August on the banks of the Llano River near our farm fields. perennial bloom Jun oct height 2 4 feet 1 pkt 3 Item 3184 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Well Drained stAnDinG cYpress Ipomopsis rubra A spectacular red flowering biennial that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds in droves. It thrives in a wide range of soils from caliche to rich bottomlands from North Carolina to Florida and across the south to Texas and can grow up to five feet tall. May also bloom the second spring after planting. biennial seeding rate bloom May June Rangeland 6 lb per acre height 2 5 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf 1lb 38 D-pak 26 1 pkt 3 Item 3082 Florida and across the south to Texas and can grow up to five feet tall. May also bloom the biennial seeding rate bloom May June Rangeland 6 lb per acre height 2 5 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf Florida and across the south to Texas and can grow up to five feet tall. May also bloom the biennial seeding rate bloom May June Rangeland 6 lb per acre height 2 5 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf Available in Sustain the Migration Kits see p 10 10 seeds packet. Exceptional quality. Extreme shortages. Hopes of reaching many helping hands. Together we can insure milkweeds and butterflies will always have a place. 20 sf 200 sf 20 sf scrAmBleD eGGs Corydalis curvisiliqua Flowers in early spring with a 6-8 week bloom time. This plant is found in open fields or along roadsides. These seeds are a favorite food source for dove in late spring. Easy to grow. Sow seed in fall. Item 1009 seeding rate Rangeland 2 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 2000 sf annual bloom Feb - Apr height 8 - 10 14 lb 38 1 oz 26 1 pkt 6 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Medium Item 3183 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Medium-Moist sHoWY milKWeeD Asclepias speciosa Used by many tribes for making everything from rope to cloth to medicine this beautiful milkweed has a very interesting ethnobotanical history. Though once common it was targeted for eradication because of its perceived toxicity to livestock. This same toxicity is critical for the survival of monarch butterflies it is now clear that the survival of both species are tied together. Share in the history future by planting these seeds today. Found in high plains of Texas north to Canada and west to California. perennial bloom May Sept height 1 3 1 pkt 3 Photo by Matt lavin Montana State University Available in Sustain the Migration Kits see p 10 10 seeds packet. Exceptional quality. Extreme shortages. Hopes of reaching many helping hands. Together we can insure milkweeds and butterflies will always have a place. 20 sf 500 sf 125 sf 20 sf Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 77 Order Online www.seedsource.com 77 WILDFLoWERS texAs BlueBonnet Lupinus texensis The state flower of Texas Prefers hillsides and well drained areas. Bluebonnets are thought to have originated on the granitic soils of the Llano Uplift. Because Texas Bluebonnet is an annual plant next years crop will only grow from previous years seeds. Allow your wildflowers to fully mature and ripen their seeds before mowing. Item 1002 annual bloom Mar - May height 6 - 20 seeding rate Rangeland 20 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 400 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Well Drained sAnDYlAnD BlueBonnet Lupinus subcarnosus This unique species of Bluebonnet is native to sandy soils such as east Texas and Louisiana. Sandyland Bluebonnet is an annual plant next years crop will only grow from previous years seeds. Allow your wildflowers to fully mature and ripen their seeds before mowing. Item 1037 annual bloom Mar - May height 6 - 20 seeding rate Rangeland 20 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 400 sf 1 lb 20 14 lb 8 1 oz 5 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Well Drained Sally Andy Wasowski 1-9 lbs 23 lb D-pak 17 1 pkt 3 50 lbs 21 lb 10-49 lbs 22 lbNEW Price Breaks ---- tAHoKA DAisY Machaeranthera tanacetifolia Sow this seed thickly to create a succession of blooms for a six-month period. Single plants may be in flower for two months then go to seed. They look great on a rocky slope. This is one of the showiest wildflowers for the fall. Its range is Canada to Mexico. Item 3138 annual bloom May - oct. height 4 - 16 seeding rate Rangeland 5 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 2000 sf 1 lb 74 14 lb 32 1 oz 18 1 pkt 5 Photo Zoe M. Kirkpatrick Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained one of the showiest wildflowers for the fall. Its range is Canada to Mexico.one of the showiest wildflowers for the fall. Its range is Canada to Mexico. Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Medium-Moist sWAmp sunFloWer Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower thrives in moist areas and can also tolerate periods of drought too. This will make a great plant for the swales in rain gardens Swamp Sunflower has a dark purplish center and reddish purple stems and skinny willowy leaves. With the whole plant covered in golden yellow flowers - butterflies bees and other pollinators love this nectar source. perennial seeding rate bloom oct Rangeland 4 lb per acre height 1 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 2000 sf 1lb 49 14 lb 19 1 oz 13 1 pkt 5Item 1036 500 sf 125 sf 30 sf 500 sf 125 sf 20 sf 100 sf 10 sf 100 sf 25 sf 10 sf 78 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Item 3100 WHite pricKlY poppY Argemone albiflora If you want to attract dove this is the native plant to do it Birds love the seeds just as much as the common sunflower. This plant offers early-season food supply. Blooms are big 4-5 inches across. Be aware of the stickery fibers that protect the plant. A prolific annual that spreads easily this is our native poppy. annual bloom Mar - July height 2 - 4 seeding rate Rangeland 10 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf 1 lb 34 14 lb 11 1 oz 8 1 pkt 5 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Well Drained WHite prAirie cloVer Dalea candida var. candida White Prairie Clover ranges from Canada to Mexico and like its cousin Purple Prairie Clover is a legume that captures nitrogen from the air and stores it in nodules on the roots. Plant it with other legumes and short grasses on thin soils or highly erodible land to begin a healing process and rebuild soil fertility. perennial seeding rate bloom June July Rangleand 3 lb per acre height 2 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf 1 lb 49 14 lb 19 1 oz 13 1 pkt 5 texAs YelloW stAr Lindheimera texana Texas Yellow Star begins flowering when 2 inches tall and continues blooming while growing taller. In a cultivated flower beds weve seen it get up to 30 tall with hundreds of blooms. Beautiful dried seed heads seeding rate Rangeland 12 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 1200 sf annual bloom Mar - oct height 6 - 20 Item 3141 1 lb 49 14 lb 19 1 oz 13 1 pkt 5 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X Well Drained Item 1024 Photo by Robert Sloan lady Bird Johnson Wildfl ower Center Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Well Drained Plant it with other legumes and short grasses on thin soils or highly erodible land to begin a perennial seeding rate bloom June July Rangleand 3 lb per acre height 2 3 feet Lawn Garden 1 lb 1600 sf 8050 Cereal Rye Grain Cover Crop............2500 sq ft 12 lbs. 026.40 8051 Cereal Rye Grain Cover Crop............5000 sq ft 25 lbs. 049.75 8052 Cereal Rye Grain Cover Crop...........10000 sq ft 50 lbs. 069.50 8053 Cereal Rye Grain Cover Crop............One Acre 200 lbs. 210.00 Item Description SQ. FT. AREA Total Lbs. Total Price cereaL rye GraiN cover croP Planting time september - februarySecale cereale for use as a Nurse Crop with other native seeds use seeding rate of 20 lbs acre 300 sf 75 sf 15 sf 400 sf 100 sf 15 sf 400 sf 100 sf 15 sf Order Online www.seedsource.com 79 Wildflowers Winecup Annual Callirhoe leiocarpa We stumbled upon this beauty on a backroad not far from the farm. Growing along a wooded edge we gathered a few seeds and planted them the day after 9-11. Easy to grow serves as a great reminder that each of us has the right and responsibility to create a little spot of health on an ailing planet. Item 1032 annual bloom Mar - Jun height 1 - 3 seeding rate Rangeland 4 lb per acre Lawn Garden 1 lb 2000 sf 1 lb 29 14 lb 11 1 oz 9 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Medium-Moist Winecup Callirhoe involucrata The wine-colored blooms of this low-growing perennial make a beautiful addition to home gardens providing spring and early summer color across the prairie states from Texas to North Dakota and as far west as Utah. Rosettes remain green in the winter. In the photo at left a beneficial soldier beetle cousin to the lightning bug is at work. perennial seeding rate bloom Feb June Rangeland 5 lb per acre height 6 12 inches Lawn Garden 1 lb 2000 sf 1 oz 38 1 pkt 3 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w b Medium-Moist Item 3052 Item 3084 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade X w Dry-Medium Yellow Prairie Flax Linum rigidum This lovely fragile looking flower is a native to the prairies and pastures throughout the state of Texas. They seldom grow over 8 inches tall unless they are wildly happy about the place theyre given. The plant has very small pointed leaves. The flowers grow in clusters on the terminal ends of the stems one flower in each cluster opening at a time. annual seeding rate bloom Feb Sept Pkt covers 20 sq ft height 6 18 D-Pak covers 200 sq ft D-Pak 29 1 pkt 6 125 sf 20 sf 200 sf 20 sf 500 sf 125 sf 15 sf 80 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 19each handful 5-15 plantsdepending on species what should i do when my order arrives Open plastic bag to allow oxygen. Keep bag open and roots lightly misted until time for planting. Plant roots as soon as possible no later than two to three days after receipt of your order. Do not let the roots dry out. Tip Heal-in your roots if you are unable to plant them right away. One method of healing- in is to bury the bundle in the ground in a semi-shade area cover the bundle lightly with moist earth keep the bundle misted so as not to dry out. Proper soil preparation. Roots will grow healthy plants in soil that has been loosened and enriched by digging in compost to a depth of 6. Planting. Carefully separate roots from each other. Open up a hole in the earth for each root. Set the root down into the hole being careful to set the top of the root crown even with the surrounding ground. Firm the soil gently into place with your ngers. Create a planting well or saucer shape on top of the ground. Fill the well with water after the roots are in the ground. A deep soaking will be best achieved by fl ooding the planting well on the rst watering. Mulching the roots. it is very helpful to mulch your newly planted roots. Mulch the top of the soil 1 to 2 with organic compost or some other non-packing organic matter. This keeps the roots cool and the soil moist by shading the soil so the sun cant bake away the precious soil moisture. watering.Carefully check newly transplanted roots for suf cient soil moisture especially during hot weather. There are no timetables for watering as watering requirements vary from season to season and according to local weather. When you water water thoroughly. Allow water to soak in to the soil around the roots. light overhead sprinklings are not suf cient. An initial soaking at planting time is essential. Re-water only when the soil dries out a bit. Continue to water throughout the rst summer season as necessary until the plant is established. Always check the soil moisture before watering then soak the earth thoroughly if dry. No fertilizing is necessary. Helpful Hints for Transplanting Your new roots Live rootS We offer live roots by the handful in the hopes that they may thrive on your land too. We have come to know these plants by their strength and ability to grow and spread. These plants are especially useful in erosion control wetland raingardens and wildlife habitat restoration. order by 11am on Monday. we dig and ship roots every Tuesday with 1-2 days uPs delivery out of state extra charges may apply. Please be ready to plant water your roots A.s.A.P. after receipt of order. Texas Cupgrass 2515 good native prairie indicator though mostly grazed out. birds love the nutritional seeds p 36 Eriochloa sericea Texas Wintergrass 2513 12-14 ht lush cool season growth. dormant in summer but stays green requiring no mow no water p 81 Nasella leucotricha Upland Switchgrass 2511 not as aggressive and blends well with other upland grasses and forbs. excellent for birds mammals Panicum virgatum Waco Indiangrass 2517 a new addition to our root offerings. grows 3-4 ht with fall bloom Sorghastrum nutans Our men gathered some tools together and headed out to the rescue of some Eastern Gamagrass on the late RC Mauldins home place near Waco. While we were planting the roots back at the Junction farm bulldozers leveled RCs lifetime of work for a new subdivision. These roots are now growing and happily multiplying in hopes that you may benefit from these mens work. R.C. Mauldin was an elder and mentor to many people of rangeland soil and water conservation work in the early-mid 1900s. Gamagrass Plateau 2504 fast growing highly productive forage grass with deep perennial roots. this eco-type from central Texas Tripsacum dactyloides Gamagrass Blackland 2505 this eco-type from the blackland prairie. all gamagrasses are excellent streambank stabilizers Tripsacum dactyloides Gamagrass Rolling Plains 2506 eco-type from north Texas area. gamagrass often grows on uplands in the deeper soils Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern Gamagrass Prairie Wildrye 2512 lush cool season perennial evergreen grass. sun or shade p 34 Elymus canadensis Big Bluestem Plateau.........2500 formerly the most dominant grass on the tall grass prairie. found this eco-type at 2000 above sea level on far west end of edwards plateau Andropogon gerardii Artemesia 2516 Artemisia ludoviciana silver-gray foliage fragrant crushed or burned. the ancients made smudge sticks to cleanse tipi heart n soul - Live Roots - Order Online www.seedsource.com 81 Cane Bluestem 2522 hardy perennialgrass can tolerate the worst growing conditions. beautiful seedheads Bothriochloa barbinodis Texas Bluegrass 2507 uncommon cool season evergreen perennial. loves shade or full sun. short 8-10 really easy fast to grow Poa arachnifera Maximilian Sunflower 2501 Helianthus maximiliani 4 to 8 ft tall this fall blooming periannial sunflower creates distinct and beautiful deep green colonies Tall Goldenrod 2503 Solidago altissima great for stabilizing wet areas and a nectar producer for fall butterflies Tall Aster 2502 Symphyotrichum praealtum var praealtum spreads readily in sun shade wet or dry areas. butterflies flock to this great nectar source in fall migration Engelmannia pinnatifida Cutleaf Daisy 2509 Feathergrass 2523 ornamental cool season grass grows in compact clumps 3-4 tall extremely drought tolerant once established Hesperostipa neomexicana easy-to-grow perennial long bloom time attractive foliage While learning about native plants one quickly finds the need to learn more about alien species. Upon looking you see them every day. Aliens can encroach on native plantings prairies roadsides and disturbed places. Sometimes this leads people to believe the plants they pass by daily are naturally native. INTRoDUCED ADAPTED ALIENS Become aware of the terms introduced indigenized adapted or improved varieties of plants flowers and grasses. These words are often used to describe alien plants that may be suited persist or thrive in our environment. These plants may have no local or natural predators in their new homes. They may not serve much if any beneficial purpose in the ecological food web. This point is important especially on the lower trophic levels where the insects reside. All songbirds feed their young insects. But insects are highly selective about their host plants and have no use for most alien plants. The aliens may have potential to spread out of control. Mandated by Legislative House Bill 338 the Texas Dept of Agriculture was assigned as the states authority to classify plant species as noxious or invasive. According to US Federal Executive Order 13112 of Feb. 03 1999 Invasive species means an alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Perennial warm season grasses are widely used in livestock forage production. The majority of native grasslands around and east of the 98th- to the 100th meridian east of I 35 has been converted to alien introductions of improved pastures of alien grasses. These aliens generate billions of dollars of economic benefit for farmers ranchers mostly in the food production of beef and dairy cattle. Coastal bermuda an African grass and its many varieties johnsongrass kleingrass bahiagrass buffelgrass and oldworld bluestems are some of the most wide spread. Bermuda forage grasses are estimated to cover 8.7 million acres in Texas not including all the lawns city parks ball fields school corporate campuses and all the roadsides. Production potential is valued by Tx AM Univ. at 120 per acre or a total 10.44 billion statewide. Native bluestems are valued at 10 per acre covering 10.8 million acres for 108 million or 10 times less than alien bermudagrass. Many costs such as impacts to wildlife and pollution from runoff are being externalized in these values. Bermudagrass and many other alien pastures have limited value to Texas wildlife. 3 grandmas ago COMMON ALIEN SPECIES St Augustine African Daisy Kleingrass Tocalote Wilman Lovegrass Weeping Lovegrass Bahiagrass Bermudagrass Asian Jasmine Foxtail Millet King Ranch Bluestem St Augustine Blue Panicum Corn Poppy Crimson Clover Cornflower Bastard Cabbage Johnsongrass Dames Rocket Buffelgrass Zoysia EXPLORE THE FULL PALLET OF NATIVES... SEEDS OFFERED IN THIS CATALOG ARE GROWN HARVESTED AND 100 NATIVE TO OUR LOCAL ECOREGIONS 100 native Cosmos 82 St Augustine CAN YOU IDENTIFY COMMON ALIENSLets work together to prevent their spread REFERENCES Invasive species legislation search HB338 TX Texas Agriculture Noxious and Invasive Plants origin of alien-species plants.usda.gov negative impacts texasinvasives.org land fragmentation in Texas txaglandtrust.org 7 6 1 5.5 7 native Bluestems were the keystone prairie grasses. Prairies provided incredibly rich ecosystem services that helped make Texas a great place. But with todays economic value its not likely that bermudagrass will make any official weed list. Anyone who has ever tried to keep bermudagrass out of the garden or a native planting knows how tenaciously aggressive it really is. Aliens present challenges when conducting native prairie restoration work. And aliens continue to be introduced into the environment. Alien plant issues are significant and complex and probably the people can solve them best. PoWER By LEARNING Plant identification is not something only reserved for botanists and PhDs. Many common plants are easily identifiedwithalittlepractice.Resources are available to help you some here in this catalog. One thing is for sure native plants used to know exactly how to live right here with no extra care. Together we can build models to help others learn how to put natives back on the land. Over time we may see value in returning to more sustainable ways of balancing the roots of our economy. We can change how we value native grasses. In Texas our property rights are sacred. But with land ownership comes serious and grounded responsibility. We are voting with every dollar we spend. We know food must be produced with careful stewardship of the land mostly from domesticated plants and animals. Raising awareness about plants and their long-term impacts on the land can become a force for positive change. We can make needed changes even in our own yards. But we can go further. For example local cities and schools manage public outdoor spaces. The spaces add up as Texas is experiencing the fastest land fragmentation and urban development in the nation. With comprehensive land stewardship practices we can actively participate to improve the management of public lands. Sometimes it seems the only plan going is to make the place One Big City Balance is needed to protect and share our space with the trees creeks and rivers the four legged and the winged ones. THINGS WE CAN Do Become native to your place Get a hoe do battle with the aliens Use native plants grasses and wildflowers on your corner of planet Support ranchers farmers producing food with good land stewardship Let your landscape do the talking share the story with neighbors Participate in decisions that affect the management of public spaces Remember you vote with every tooLS to coNtroL aLieNS Start with heavy duty tools made in the USA - 100 organic control Hand forged thick steel from agricultural plow shares these long-lasting tools are superior to any available in big box stores. Great for taking out pesky weeds such as cheat grass bastard cabbage bur clover KR Bluestem and other aliens. Undesirable plants dont stand a chance. Perfect for gardeners fed up with cheap garden hoes that fall to pieces. After a decade of using these for organic weed control on restoration projects and our seed farm we now offer these products to help you restore the earth. Use the sharp corner to take care of smaller weeds or the long flat side to dislodge root systems of larger perennials. Both men and women enjoy the effectiveness of these high quality tools. Careful these will be sharp and ready for use when they show up Keep em sharp with a good flat file. Take care of your tools and theyll take care of you. Most effective tool Ive ever used - Znobia item7077 - 36 For close quarters combat in defense against alien invaders. The tool for early detection. Slices tender young seedlings in their most vulnerable and easiest stage to control. 2.4 lbs. 60 ash handle item7076 - 40 Substantial weight at the end of the hoe makes short work of uprooting even the most established aliens. General all purpose hoe should last a lifetime with proper care. i keep mine handy on the porch. 4 lbs. 60 ash handle item7078 - 44 Head is sharp as an axe on three sides with a pick on opposite side for grubbing roots and rocks. 4.4 lbs. 60 ash handle item7079 - 70 Robust cut and rake tool for grubbing under knots of small cedar and mesquites up to 1 diameter. Prescribed burn applications such as raking coals and building re breaks. 5.4 lbs. 54 ash handle tOmaHaWK arrOW traiL BUiLder Fire raKe 84 learn More TexasInvasives.org or Plants.USDA.gov BaStard caBBaGe Rapistrum rugosum Fleshy annual that blooms early with prolific seed production. Chokes out native wildflowers such as Bluebonnets. Flowers are yellow with 4 petals. Broadleaf taproot that looks like a mustard plant. Chop before it flowers to prevent viable seed production. Plant thrives in disturbed areas. Bastard cabbage should be identifiable by its rosettes by late fall or early winter. Once identified Bastard cabbage should be removed by Tomahawk hoe ensure that root system is separated from lowest leaves. If time gets away and plants bloom and develop mature seeds it will be necessary to put cut vegetation in a landfill. When plants are young they are easier to hoe and the minimal biomass can lie on ground to decompose in place. Historically spreads through contaminated covercrop seeds. Seeds are similar in size to those of wheat and rye weed seed screens can fail to remove it. Use caution when purchasing cool season cover crops. Non-native. Height up to 5 ft Cool-Season AnnualS. Europe W. Asia BermudaGraSS Cynodon dactylon Bermudagrass is among the most pervasive weeds. Reproduces via seeds and runners or stolons as well as rhizomes. Shallow but hardy root systems allow it to persist even in areas where subsoil is compacted or in cracks of concrete. Frequent and short mowing as well as disturbances promotes bermudagrass to spread. It grows all over itself forming a tangled mat or thatch. Multiple treatments hand digging solarization through multiple growing seasons are required to achieve control. During this process it is not advisable to attempt the establishment of natives in the treatment area. Cover crops should be used to stabilize soil and prevent erosion. If the infested area is sub irrigated or near waters edge we have had low success in controlling bermudagrass. Like other warm-season grasses Bermudagrass goes dormant in winter and will look brown but is still alive. Non-native. Height up to 2 feet Warm-Season PerennialAfrica NON-NATIVE NON-NATIVE Make sure you are 100 correct on identification before removal. Dont let unwanted plants go to seed. Repeated efforts may be needed to completely eliminate. Organic control for perennials means killing the plant roots. Annuals may be reduced by keeping them from producing seeds babies until killing frost or chopping just below the root crown. Pick up and properly dispose alien seedheads. Soil can be full of dormant weed seeds especially if the land was ever a farm field. Be aware digging soil or disturbing the surface can bring up more weed seeds. New native plantings will eventually populate top layers of the soil with their seeds. Understanding the reproductive cycles and vegetative growth habits of targeted aliens will guide maintenance decisions. Hand tools are most effective on annual plants. Young seedling perennials are easy to chop before roots establish. Perennials cut above ground will come back. Most perennial plants sprout back from the rhizomes stolons tubers and buds at or below the surface. Make sure you get root system of these plants. Be aware in the Blank Slate phase of control there is an associated risk of erosion by leaving bare ground for extended periods of time. Alien Species virginiaHoustonTX ALIENS learn More TexasInvasives.org or Plants.USDA.gov 85 BuffeLGraSS Pennisetum ciliare Not to be confused with native Buffalograss. Introduced from Africa into south Texas northern Mexico to stabilize soils after the droughts of the depression era. Dense clumps become rhizomatous. Prolific seed production. Crowds out drought tolerant native grasses. Early identification and treatment is essential so as not to allow plants to produce viable seed and reduce the areas disturbed mechanically using the Tomahawk hoe. Changes fire regime burning during the peak germination time for natives. This process is a downward spiral that favors buffelgrass at the expense of natives. Dense monocultures result. Prohibited noxious weed in Arizona. Non-native. Height up to 3 feet Warm-Season PerennialAfrica Asia Europe Bur cLover Medicago sp. Also called Bur Medic and Yellow Clover. Cool season annual legume. Problematic because it forms a mat. Seed transported in animals fur coat. Climax in vegetative growth occurs during the time when native warm season species germinate. This mat of vegetation robs moisture and shades out native warm season seedlings. Bur clover dies back in heat of summer leaving ground bare and exposed. Prolific seed production. Burs stick in socks and animal fur. Caution seeds are sometimes included commercially in native seed mixes. Considered noxious in Arizona. Non-native. Height up to 1 foot Cool-Season Annual Southern Europe cheat GraSS Bromus sp. Cool season annual. Competes with native cool season wildflowers for sunlight moisture and soil. Prolific seed production. Persistent in disturbed areas. Young plants produce large amounts of tender green growth which can quickly dominate area with dense canopy. Dies out in temps above 90 degrees Fahrenheit leaving soil bare. It has been estimated that cheat grass invasions causes wheat farmers in USA Canada 350-375 million in control and loss of yield each year. Hand pulling entire plant with roots is effective. Keep bag of native seeds tied to your belt and throw a pinch into each hole left by pulled cheat grass. Brought to US by early settlers as packing material for fine china and other fragile items. Non-native. Height up to 2 feet Cool-Season AnnualEurope SW Asia carriZo Arundo donax Also called Giant Cane. Introduced in the 1820s for roofing material and erosion control in drainage canals in Los Angeles area. Often planted in peoples backyards as a privacy screen. Control entails education cooperation of neighbors including municipalities. Extremely aggressive and rhizomatous in nature. Among the fastest growing terrestrial plants in the world nearly 4 per day. Spreads underground. To present knowledge Arundo does not provide any food sources or nesting habitats for wildlife. Leaves and stems contain a variety of harmful chemicals which protect it from most insects and deter wildlife from feeding on it. Is extremely damaging in riparian ecosystems by outcompeting native species. Constant hand removal on a regular basis is the only organic containment possibility. For more info research Nueces River Authoritys Pull-Kill-Plant program efforts. Non-native. Height up to 20 feet Warm-Season PerennialAsia NON-NATIVE NON-NATIVE NON-NATIVE NON-NATIVE 86 learn More TexasInvasives.org or Plants.USDA.gov KiNG raNch BLueStem Bothriochloa ischaemum Also known as yellow bluestem this grass spreads through prolific seed production and rhi- zomes. Introduced to Texas via the King Ranch KR in an effort to stabilize sand dunes. This grass makes up to 9 seed crops per year. Fast growing dense short vegetation prevents other warm season native grasses from getting a foothold. Seeds move around in the wind and animal fur. Likes disturbed areas. Becomes more aggressive with mowing. It is often found growing in mixed colonies with Cane bluestem Bothriochloa barbinodis a native species of the same genus. This is the key to management. These two species thrive under the same conditions and fill the same niches. Use Tomahawk. Prescribed fire in summer followed by drouthy conditions can provide up to 85 reduction in population. Non-native. Height up to 2.5 feet Warm-Season Perennial Asia JohNSoNGraSS Sorghum halepense This tall and stragly-looking grass was first brought over from the Mediterranean as a gift to a plantation owner in Mississippi just 150 years ago. He liked it and established it on his land where it grew thick and fast. From there it has spread all over the southeastern quadrant of the United States and can be found in spots as far west as Texas and even California. It thrives on any patch of disturbed soil it can find whether plowed or bulldozed or just overworked. A single plant produces up to 5000 seeds per year and those seeds can lie dormant in the ground for up to twenty years to come. This perennial grass has fleshy rhizomes that easily break into live pieces of viable roots rendering persistant mechanical removal extremely necessary. Make sure to get all fleshy rhizomes. Read more about Mr. Johnsons Curse www.seedsource.com. Non-native. Height up to 6 feet PerennialAfrica Asia chiNaBerry tree Melia azedarach Grows fast Soft wood makes them fall over and clutter site with limbs. China Berrys produce a large seed crop each year. Often confused with native western soapberry. Major pest in aquatic ecosystems. Escaped from residential landscapes. Texas Dept of Agriculture has recently added to official state invasive specie list. Non-native. Height up to 45 feet PerennialHimalayas Asia muSK thiStLe Carduus nutans Also called Nodding Thistle. Musk Thistle is prickly all over - not to be confused with the beautiful non-prickly native American Basketflower. Introduced in the early part of the century it is now wide spread. Forms extremely dense stands which crowd out desirable natives. Seeds have fluffy plumes and are easily distributed by wind. To eradicate chop below bottom leaves before seedhead forms. Identify young seedlings by lobed wavy margins on leaves with yellow spines. Normally flowers in mid-summer. Seeds often found in cool- season cover crops. Caution to purchase only clean seed mixes. Non-native. Height up to 6 feet Cool-Season AnnualEurope Asia Aliens compete ercely for available sunlight and water NON-NATIVE NON-NATIVE NON-NATIVE NON-NATIVE photo taken at Parque Isabela Christopher Columbus rst homesite in Dominican Republic 87 Privet Ligustrum sinense Available for sale at big stores this evergreen shrub escapes urban landscapes and quickly invades riparian areas. Dense thickets are formed suppressing native vegetation and wildlife habitat. One plant makes thousands of small purple berries with seeds inside. Birds eat seeds and disperse in natural areas. Help educate your neighbors. Hand dig to remove. Poisonous to most pets. Non-native. Native Alternatives American Beautyberry Mexican Buckeye Mexican Plum. Height up to 25 feet Shrub Europe Asia Africa Tocalote Centaurea melitensis Also called Malta Star-Thistle this plant produces spiney yellow-flowered heads. Although Tocalote seedlings look similar to young Indian Blankets wildflowers Tocalotes are more lobed. Best if identified when young as chopping at this stage is easy. Take care if chopping when plant has seed heads as it has a special trick. Tocalotes normally have a few hidden seed heads at the very base of the plant make sure to get these and below the lowest leaves. Many seed heads will be on top of openly branched stems. Seed heads stick to animals and clothing be sure to clean and remove before continuing to uninfested areas. Fungi and insects are currently being tested for introduction into the United States as a biological control of tocalote. Caution recommended to any quick fix of introducing alien fungi and insects. History is full of examples which demonstrate the cure can be worse than the illness. Non-native. Height up to 3 feet Cool-Season Annual Europe North Africa St. Augustine Stenotaphrum secundatumis Often referred to as carpet grass St. Augustine is a broad leaf turf grass that thrives in tropical regions where rainfall is plentiful and freezing temperatures are unusual. Stoloniferous species that roots at the nodes spreads with a creeping growth pattern. Leaf blades are folded and coarse textured rounded at the tip and contracted at the base. Susceptible to attacks by fungi grub worms and chinch bugs. Requires frequent mowing fertilizer insecticides and irrigation to thrive during dry summers... and prayer for survival through harsh winters. The era of St Augustine lawns has passed. Root systems are shallow making for easy removal by light tilling or hoeing with our Tomahawk. Be sure to remove all stolons to ensure re-growth will not occur. Have fun with new native outdoor living space Non-native. Height up to 1 ft Warm-Season Perennial Tropical Regions Non -native Non -native Non -native ALIENS Spotted Knapweed Centaurea stoebe Introduced in the 1890s this invasive weed has spread across the USA. Like many aliens it can replace native vegetation via competition to degrade the quality of wildlife habitat. This weed can produce thousands of seeds each year and once a seed bank is established eradication can take several years. In the first state-wide find for this species participants on a Native Plant Society of Texas field trip to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge found and identified the invasive plant. One day later voucher specimens were collected and all plants were removed. Single plants can be effectively managed by hand pulling or digging. If flower parts have formed carefully bag and properly dispose. Non-native. Fact sheet available online www.nps.govplantsalienfactcest1.htm Height up to 5 ft Cool-Season Biennial to Perennial Europe Russia Siberia Non -native photobyChuckSexton USFWSretired 88 Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Dedicated innovators in native seed harvesting agronomic production ecological restoration planting techniques and long-term maintenance Thousands of customers and thousands of acres of native prairie species are being restored. We deeply appreciate your interest in our work. 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A compatible matching of seeds and planting sites is important. Most annual spring blooming wildflowers are cool season plants. They sprout and grow during the fall-winter. They bloom go to seed and then die back in late spring-summer. Plant these types of wildflower seeds in early fall. August through November are the best dates the earlier the better. The perennial wildflowers can be planted in spring or fall. Many perennials develop strong deep tuberous roots the first year before producing blooms. Exotic cool season grasses and clovers are not compatible with wildflowers. Warm season native grass seeds germinate when soil temps are above 65 F. Regarding the best time to plant native grasses it is true that late spring gives the best chances of success in normal rainfall years. However successful plantings may be made up until 90 days before frost. The trade off is the daily passing of this years growing season which translates into lighter top growth. 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The least amount of soil disturbance will have the most favorable results unless other objectives such as breaking hard clay sub-soils or incorporating organic matter and minerals are desired. When planting a native grass lawn many people prefer to take special care. By starting with a weed-free smoothly raked seedbed the recommended lawn seeding rates are then applied. The lawn is kept weeded and watered until healthy native grass plants are established. The Act of Seeding Achieve good seed to soil contact. Spread seed by hand like feeding the chickens. A broadcast spreader or a seed drill is good for larger areas. Heavier seeding rates will work to your benefit. in comparing lost time maintaining weed control in a thin planting the value of native seeds is very economical. Think... how to Grow Native SeedS heavy metal plow planter packer or no-till drill eqpt or walk-behind tiller whirlybird and roller Native americaN Seed 325 446 3600 Native americaN Seed www.seedsource.com 99 Mix fluffy or small seeds with a carrier for even distribution. Carriers such as coarse sand perlite rice hulls or other extenders aid in keeping seeds in suspension. This seed-carrier mix creates a free flowing characteristic as needed to broadcast the seed. Take half the seed mixture and spread it evenly over the whole area. Then cross back in opposite directions and spread the rest. Most seeds should never be buried more than twice their diameter. Do not bury small seeds at all One of the most common reasons that seeds fail to come up is that they have been planted too deeply. Some seeds will be visible on the ground. Try using the sweeping motion of a treebranch or a leaf rake followed by a rollerpacker or the boots of a big foot. A diligent effort should be made to press the seeds into the soil. A firm seed-to-soil contact is very important. Water Talk Nature allows seeds to lie dormant in the soil until rain falls. if you choose to irrigate keep up with your watering until plants are established. For germination water lightly and frequently to prevent top of soil from drying out. Rain gauges placed throughout the seeded areas can help you monitor daily waterings. When wildflower seedlings are about 1 inch tall or grass seedlings have 3 to 5 blades per sprout reduce the frequency of waterings to 2 or 3 times weekly. increase water per application to achieve greater soaking depths for development of healthy root systems. Alternate soil moisture from good deep soakings to moderately dry in between waterings. Roots need a balance of oxygen. Reduce frequency of waterings over time as plants become established. Supplemental water may be discontinued as seasonal rains return. Encourage and Enjoy We walk softly helping the young budding plants by pulling out exotic grasses and broadleaf weeds. We effectively reduce these weeds year by year by limiting the seeds they make. Do not mow dying wildflowers too early Seed production for next year should be encouraged. Most of the seeds must be allowed to mature like... on the vine before mowing. Natures plan goes on with us and without us. Be patient. Those who plant seeds play an intimate role in the experience of life. Connecting the miracle of a seed to the forces of earth and sky...brings immeasurable joy to ones heart. read the land choose the spot match seeds to the site consider the competition seasonal timing Prepare the site walk lightly on the earth mow close if needed expose soil and rake up thatch or till no more than 1 deep dont stir up dormant weed seeds exotic cool season grasses and clovers are not compatible The act of seeding sow your seeds seeds touch the earth roll or pack water talk let it rain if not learn to water properly encourage and enjoy encourage the natives discourage the weeds enjoy the experience some seed on surface is ok with or without special equipment the basics of seeding remain... dispersal light covering then firmly press seed into the soil Order Online www.seedsource.com 99 HoWToGRoWNATIvESEEDS Quick Seed Tips 99 PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE P A I D Dallas TX PERMIT 676 Native americaN Seed Mail Order Station 3791 N US Hwy 377 Junction TX 76849 phone 325-446-3600 800-728-4043 fax 800-728-3943 www.seedsource.com ...helping people restore the earth Key Code Customer Code Native americaN Seed Mail Order Station 3791 N US Hwy 377 Junction TX 76849 phone 325-446-3600 800-728-4043 fax 800-728-3943 Printed in Texas farm visits by special arrangement only Sideoats Grama p. 36 ofcial State Grass of Texas Native American Seed Farm