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Ernst Conservation Seed (mail-order)

Roundstone Native Seed

Wild Ones

A national not-for-profit organization with local chapters that teaches about the many benefits of growing native wildflowers.

Maryland Native Plant Society

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Database

An online source of native plant information

Bladder-Pod Beeplant

Also known as Bladderpod. A shrub that grows to 5 feet high and 6 feet wide. It produces yellow flowers, followed by fruits that become hollow when dried. It can tolerate poor soil conditions and is drought tolerant. 

Corky-Stem Passion-Flower

A low-climbing vine or informal groundcover sporting intricate green flowers, followed by dark purple fruit. An important host plant for native butterflies.

Common Chamise

A shrub that grows up to 10 feet high and 6 feet wide. It produces small, white flowers during the summer followed by bird-friendly seeds. It is drought tolerant and can tolerate full sun. 

Vine Maple

A multi-stemmed understory shrub or small tree with sprawling branches that reroot, sometimes forming a clump or thicket. Usually reaching about 20 feet in height, Vine Maple bears wine-red flowers in spring and provides fall color. 


Also known as Common Prickly Ash, this plant gets its name from the fact that chewing on the leaves or bark can leave the mouth, teeth, and gums feeling tingly and numb, a symptom that was once used to treat toothaches. This aromatic, perennial shrub often grows in thickets 12 to 25 feet in height. The stems grow thorns at the nodes and small greenish flowers that give way to small red/black fruits. This plant grows in full sun and in rocky, calcareous soils, and attracts various species of butterflies.