Wild Weed Seeds

Buy native seeds from Wild Seed Project, which aims to return native plants to the Maine landscape. American Meadows offers a wide variety of 100% pure wildflower seeds that are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow! Shop with us today! Most of the vegetables we eat on a regular basis are cultivated adaptations from some older source. A good example is broccoli, which is the very same species of plant as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, and kohlrabi. All of these were bred over time from a common ancestor. The modern tomato, even in its v

Wild Seed Project

Your seeds will be packaged and shipped as soon as possible after your order is placed.

Because mid-November through January are the ideal months to sow many native seeds, we receive many orders during this time. We ship orders on a rolling basis, and thank you for your patience as we strive to meet the high volume of orders that come in during our busy season.

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About Our Seeds

We carry 75 species of wild-type and open-pollinated wildflowers, ferns, grasses and shrubs for a variety of growing conditions.

Staff and trained volunteers hand-collect, clean, and package all seeds from native gardens or private lands with owner permission in Maine. Wild Seed Project greatly appreciates our dedicated seed volunteers!

Out-of-stock species will be replenished as seeds are harvested, cleaned and packaged, typically between September through December.

Unless otherwise noted, each seed packet contains 50-100 seeds.

New to Native Seed Sowing?

Start with asters, beardtongues, bee-balms, boneset, coneflowers, lobelias, milkweeds, mountain-mints, and wild strawberries.

Illustration by Jada Fitch

Wildflowers

Alexanders – Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) Seeds
Alexanders – Heart-leaved Alexander (Zizia aptera) Seeds
Asters — Blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) Seeds
Asters — Flax-leaved stiff aster (Ionactis linariifolia) Seeds
Asters — Large-leaved wood aster (Eurybia macrophylla) Seeds
Asters — New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) Seeds
Asters — Smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve) Seeds
Asters — Tall white aster (Doellingeria umbellata) Seeds
Asters — White wood aster (Eurybia divaricata) Seeds
Baneberries — Doll’s eyes; white baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) Seeds
Beardtongues — Foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) Seeds
Beardtongues — Northeastern beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus) Seeds
Beardtongues — Small’s beardtongue (Penstemon smallii) Seeds
Bee-balms — Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) Seeds
Bee-balms — Bradbury’s bee-balm (Monarda bradburiana) Seeds
Bee-balms — Spotted bee-balm (Monarda punctata) Seeds
Bellflowers — Scotch bellflower (Campanula rotundifolia) Seeds
Bellflowers — Tall American bellflower (Campanula americana) Seeds
Black bugbane (Actaea racemosa) Seeds
Blood-root (Sanguinaria canadensis) Seeds
Blue iris (Iris versicolor) Seeds
Blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) Seeds
Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) Seeds
Bluets; Quaker ladies (Houstonia caerulea) Seeds
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) Seeds
Bowman’s root (Gillenia trifoliata) Seeds
Bunchberry (Chamaepericlymenum canadense) Seeds
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) Seeds
Closed gentian; meadow bottle gentian (Gentiana clausa) Seeds
Coastal Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium dubium) Seeds
Coneflowers — Black-eyed coneflower (Rudbeckia hirta v. pulcherrima) Seeds
Coneflowers — Three-lobed coneflower (Rudbeckia triloba) Seeds
Cranesbill geranium (Geranium maculatum) Seeds
Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum) Seeds
Eastern shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia) Seeds
Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) Seeds
Goldenrods — Blue-stem goldenrod (Solidago caesia) Seeds
Goldenrods — Downy goldenrod (Solidago puberula) Seeds
Goldenrods — Seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) Seeds
Goldenrods — Zig-zag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) Seeds
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) Seeds
Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium reptans) Seeds
Jewelweeds – Orange jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Seeds
Jewelweeds – Pale jewelweed (Impatiens pallida) Seeds
Milkweeds — Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) Seeds
Milkweeds — Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) Seeds
Milkweeds — Poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) Seeds
Milkweeds — Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) Seeds
Mountain-mints – Broad-leaved mountain-mint (Pycnanthemum muticum) Seeds
Mountain-mints – Virginia mountain-mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum) Seeds
New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) Seeds
Nodding onion (Allium cernuum) Seeds
Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) Seeds
Pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) Seeds
Pink-corydalis (Capnoides sempervirens) Seeds
Plantain-leaved pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia) Seeds
Red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) Seeds
Sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis) Seeds
Sweet white violet (Viola blanda) Seeds
Tall anemone (Anemone virginiana) Seeds
Turk’s-cap lily (Lilium superbum) Seeds
Vervains – Blue vervain (Verbena hastata) Seeds
Vervains – Hoary vervain (Verbena stricta) Seeds
White snakeroot (Ageratina altissima) Seeds
White turtlehead (Chelone glabra) Seeds
Wild ginger (Asarum canadense) Seeds
Wild leek (Allium tricoccum) Seeds
Wild lettuce (Lactuca canadensis) Seeds
Wild monkshood (Aconitum uncinatum) Seeds
Wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) Seeds

Seed Bomb Mix

Seed Bomb Mix for Shady Sites
Seed Bomb Mix for Sunny, Dry Sites
Seed Bomb Mix for Sunny, Medium Moisture Sites
Seed Bomb Mix for Sunny, Wet Sites

Ferns

Ferns – Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) Seeds
Ferns — Northern maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum) Seeds
Ferns — Northern lady fern (Athyrium angustum) Seeds

Grasses

Canada wild rye (Elymus canadensis) Seeds
Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) Seeds
River oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) Seeds
Switch panicgrass (Panicum virgatum) Seeds
Yellow prairie grass (Sorghastrum nutans) Seeds

Vines

Thicket creeper (Parthenocissus inserta) Seeds
Virgin’s-bower clematis (Clematis virginiana) Seeds
Wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) Seeds

Trees & Shrubs

Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Seeds
Bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera) Seeds
Coastal sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia) Seeds
Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus) Seeds
Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) Seeds
New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus) Seeds
Rosy meadowsweet (Spiraea tomentosa) Seeds
Shrubby St. John’s wort (Hypericum prolificum) Seeds
Small bayberry (Morella caroliniensis) Seeds
Smooth arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum) Seeds
Virginia rose (Rosa virginiana) Seeds
Winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) Seeds

Wild Seed Project would like to thank the many volunteers who help with seed cleaning, packaging and collecting the seeds. If you have skills or are interested in helping with this effort, please let us know at [email protected]

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Wildflower Seeds

We only sell 100% Pure Wildflower Seeds of the highest quality and germination. All the seed we offer at American Meadows is Non-GMO, Neonicotinoid-Free and Guaranteed to grow!

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Success Story

“We transformed our entire meadow!”

With Wildflowers, it’s easy to create an ever-changing landscape of color. As the seasons change, this customer enjoys OxEye Daisies, Gloriosa Daisies and Cosmos.

How to Plant a Wildflower Meadow

We are here to help

For over 30 years we’ve helped gardeners all across the country create amazing wildflower gardens and meadows. Check out our Product Reviews on all our seed products to see what our customers are saying. We have an extensive Wildflower Video Collection so you can learn all about our mixtures and species. We sell only 100% pure, fresh wildflower seeds with no fillers or grasses and our exclusive mixtures are known nationally for their quality. Each year, we are proud to help tens of thousands of customers create wildflower gardens – let us help you.

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We only sell 100% pure wildflower seeds of the highest quality and germination. All the seed we offer at American Meadows is GMO free. Turn to us for expert Planting Advice!

Learn More About Wildflowers

Here at American Meadows, you’ll find the most complete wildflower information available anywhere.

It’s all in our Quick Guide to Wildflowers: Complete planting instructions, how much seed you need, and wildflower searches by color, height, moisture and light requirements.

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Wildflower gardening is easy and we help you find the right perennial, annual or biennial wildflowers for your needs.

Bulk Pricing

Wholesale pricing for professionals offering online discounts on our most popular offerings.

The Safe Seed Pledge

“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, We pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.

The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.”

Growing Edible Weeds

Most of the vegetables we eat on a regular basis are cultivated adaptations from some older source. A good example is broccoli, which is the very same species of plant as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, and kohlrabi. All of these were bred over time from a common ancestor. The modern tomato, even in its various heirloom forms, is highly developed through generations of breeding from its original wild form. Plant breeding is in no way a bad thing — rather, it has given us a wealth of variety from a handful of sources. There are a minimum of 296 varieties of peas being grown for food in the world, and more than 4,000 types of potato.

One of the basic principles of cultivating good food crops is the removal of all plants that would compete for space, nutrients, light, and moisture: Weeds. These plants grow quickly and seem to spread like viruses. They can easily take over a neglected patch of soil in no time. But how many of these end up in the compost heap rather than the salad bowl? How many of these garden foes are actually edible, nutritious, versatile, and delicious? It turns out that lots of them are. Growing edible weeds can be easy and rewarding.

But why would a gardener knowingly plant a row of weed seeds? The main reason is that, like any other crop, a row of dandelions or chickweed can be nurtured and cultivated to produce better flavour, succulence, vigour, and nutrient density. Thinking of these plants as crops turns the tables. They can be pampered, watered, fertilized — even weeded. They can also be easily controlled when they are grown in this intentional, managed way.

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Consider the following weedy plants as food crops, and try a couple in your next vegetable garden. Amazingly, all of these are available as certified organic seeds.

Chickweed – It even has the word ‘weed’ in its name! Packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein, this is one of the tastiest and most succulent of all the wild greens. Take three cuttings or more from each sowing or use it as a cover crop — it breaks down as quickly as buckwheat to enrich the soil. Add a handful to salads or try some in a sandwich. Chickweed has a very mild flavour, so it should only be cooked briefly, but it’s probably better raw. It grows very well in containers, too.

Claytonia (Miner’s Lettuce) – Known also as Winter Purslane due to the succulence of its leaves and stems, this native west coast weed is actually sweet tasting, not tart like true purslane. It has such wonderful flavour that it really adds to salad mixes. Claytonia is quite cold hardy, which makes it one of the top candidates for winter harvest greens.

Dandelion – This plant hardly needs a description. Cultivated in good garden soil with a bit of balanced organic fertilizer, dandelions are delectable and nutritious. Eat the young leaves raw, or cook the mature leaves like spinach. Scatter the edible flower petals over salad, or collect the unopened buds (a lot of them are needed) for making dandelion wine. The bitter leaves are a rich source of iron and vitamins A, B1, B2, and C.

Goosefoot – A tall cousin of lamb’s quarters, this fast growing plant has large edible leaves that taste great and are high in fibre. Use the young, mineral-rich, magenta-tipped leaves raw in salad mixes. Save some of the high protein seeds for making bread or feeding wild birds. Harvest thoroughly, as Giant Goosefoot can reach 2m (6’) tall or more.

Huauzontle – A close cousin of Goosefoot! The close relationship between this ancient meso-American crop and quinoa are obvious as soon as it blooms. The seed head that follows produces bowls full of edible grains, but without the bitter saponin coating found on quinoa seeds. The immature leaves of huauzaontle are also edible.

Orach – This little known relative of quinoa produces bright fuchsia, succulent, tasty leaves unlike any other salad leaf. Its subtle, salty flavour earns it the colloquial name Saltbush . The eye-catching leaves simply pop in salad mixes. This variety is descended from wild mountain spinach originally growing in Montana.

Purslane – This hot weather plant produces thick, succulent, green leaves that add a light lemony crunch to salads. Cultivated purslane eaves are much larger than the wild type and the plant grows upright, not prostrate. It contains more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other vegetable. It can be cut almost to the ground, but keep two leaves at the base for re-growth.