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Wetland Seed Mixes
Grass Seed Mix
Hummock Mix
Diversity Mix
Forest Herb Mix
Grass/Forb Mix
Native Wildflower Mix
Rush/Bulrush Mix
Shrub/Herb Mix
Upland Seed Mixes
Wildflower/Restoration Erosion Mix
Native/Naturalized Wildflower Mix
Wildlife Seed Mix
Native Warm Season Grass Mix

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Northeast Wetland Grass Seed Mix

Code: STCMX-7

$12.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 2,900 sq. ft. @ 550+ seeds per sq. ft.

This Wetland grass seed mix was developed for use in the Northeast. The species composition allows for variations in moisture and light conditions and the addition of Annual Ryegrass, Lolium multiflorum, provides erosion control and early organic input. We recommend a seeding rate of 15 pounds per acre.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific NameCommon Name
63.0%
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bentgrass
17.0%
Poa trivialis Rough Bluegrass
11.0%
Alopecurus arundinaceus Meadow Foxtail
4.5%
Lolium multiflorum Annual Ryegrass
4.5% N Panicum clandestinum Deertongue

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Northeast Wetland Hummock Mix

Code: STCMX-8

$140.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 13,400 sq. ft @ 200 seeds per sq ft.

This mix is to seed drawdown areas, the edges of wetlands, and adjacent uplands in constructed and restored wetlands. The mix is produced from hand collected seed and only limited quantities are available. The seeds in this mix will not generally germinate under water. We recommend a seeding rate of 3.25 pounds per acre and interplanting with bare root transplants on a three or four foot interval.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
43.6% N Scirpus atrovirens Green Bulrush
19.0% N Juncus effusus Soft Rush
33.5% N Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge
1.3% N Leersia oryzoides Rice Cut Grass
1.3% N Carex comosa Bearded Sedge
0.9% N Carex crinita Fringed Sedge
0.2% N Carex lurida Shallow Sedge
0.2% N Carex lupulina Hop Sedge

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Northeast Wetland Diversity Mix

Code: STCMX-12

$140.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 21,750 sq. ft. @ 100+ seeds per sq. ft.

This mix is intended to enhance diversity of wetland plantings. There are seeds of 40 species included, over one third of which are not ordinarily available as either plants or seeds for wetland restoration in the northeast. The mix is produced using hand collected seed from western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania; only a limited amount is available. We intend that this mix will be most valuable when used as a supplement to planting of whole plants. We recommend a seeding rate of 2 pounds per acre intermixed with plantings of bare root transplants on a three to four foot interval. The seed will not germinate under water and is best sown in drawdown areas.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
28.82% N Scirpus atrovirens Green Bulrush
13.05% N Juncus effusus Soft Rush
12.01% N Mimulus ringens Monkey Flower
8.35% N Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge
7.83% N Penthorum sedoides Ditch Stone Crop
6.68% N Glyceria grandis Reed Meadowgrass
5.22% N Scirpus cyperinus Wool Grass
4.18% N Verbena hastata Blue Vervain
2.09% N Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset
1.57% N Leersia oryzoides Rice Cut Grass
1.48% N Helenium autumnale Common Sneezeweed
1.36% N Glyceria canadensis Canada Mannagrass
0.89% N Eupatorium maculatum Joe Pye Weed
0.73% N Aster novae-angliae New England Aster
0.52% N Alisma plantago-aquatica Water Plantain
0.47% N Euthamia graminifolia Grassleaf Goldenrod
0.47% N Solidago rugosa Wrinkled Goldenrod
0.47% N Cyperus strigosus Straw Colored Flatsedge
0.42% N Aster puniceus Purple Stemmed Aster
0.38% N Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush
0.36% N Scirpus tabernaemontanii Soft Stem Bulrush
0.35% N Aster umbellatus Flat-Top White Aster
0.31% N Carex comosa Bearded Sedge
0.26% N Carex crinita Fringed Sedge
0.24% N Solidago gigantea Giant Goldenrod
0.24% N Panicum clandestinum Deertongue
0.22% N Bidens cernua Nodding Beggar-Ticks
0.21% N Sium suave Water Parsnip
0.18% N Scirpus microcarpus Small Fruited Bulrush
0.16% N Cicuta maculata Water Hemlock
0.10% N Elymus canadensis Wild Rye
0.08% N Bidens frondosa Devil's Beggar-Ticks
0.06% N Angelica atropurpurea Purple-Stem Angelica
0.05% N Rumex verticillatus Water Dock
0.05% N Carex lurida Shallow Sedge
0.04% N Polygonum pensylvanicum Pennsylvania Smartweed
0.04% N Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed
0.03% N Elymus riparius Riverbank Wild Rye
0.02% N Carex lupulina Hop Sedge
0.01% N Iris versicolor Blue Flag

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Northeast Wetland Forest Herb Mix

Code: STCMX-11

$160.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 14,500 sq. ft. @ 90+ seeds per sq. ft.

This mix is intended to add diversity to the herbaceous layer of forested wetland plantings. Twenty nine species commonly found in various wetland forest habitats are included; shade tolerant forest floor species typical of floodplains are well represented. Species have been selected that do not form a turf thus minimizing competition with planted trees and shrubs. The grasses and forbs in this mix will shade the soil surface, provide enhanced diversity, and yield important wildlife habitat early in the development of the forest system. The mix is produced using hand collected seed from western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania; only a limited amount is available. We recommend a seeding rate of 3 pounds per acre and that no additional grasses be planted with it.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
25.96% N Scirpus atrovirens Green Bulrush
25.41% N Scirpus cyperinus Wool Grass
8.33% N Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge
7.68% N Glyceria canadensis Canada Mannagrass
7.63% N Verbena hastata Blue Vervain
6.02% N Glyceria grandis Reed Meadowgrass
5.70% N Glyceria striata Fowl Mannagrass
2.12% N Panicum clandestinum Deertongue
1.53% N Verbena urticifolia White Vervain
1.51% N Glyceria melicaria Melic Mannagrass
0.94% N Boehmeria cylindrica False Nettle
0.94% N Urtica dioica Stinging Nettle
0.85% N Solidago gigantea Giant Goldenrod
0.85% N Solidago rugosa Wrinkled Goldenrod
0.75% N Cinna arundinacea Wood Reed
0.62% N Leersia virginica Whitegrass
0.57% N Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush
0.45% N Elymus canadensis Wild Rye
0.38% N Sium suave Water Parsnip
0.32% N Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye
0.29% N Polygonum pensylvanicum Pennsylvania Smartweed
0.24% N Geum macrophyllum Large-Leaf Avens
0.22% N Elymus riparius Riverbank Wild Rye
0.19% N Rumex verticillatus Water Dock
0.16% N Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed
0.09% N Carex lurida Shallow Sedge
0.09% N Lilium superbum Turk's Cap Lily
0.09% N Rubus allegheniensis Blackberry
0.07% N Carex lupulina Hop Sedge

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Northeast Wetland Grass/Forb Mix

Code: STCMX-9

$130.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 7,300 sq. ft. @ 100 seeds per sq. ft.

This mix is intended to add to the diversity of grasses and forbs in wetland plantings. The grass component will provide good wildlife cover as well as some erosion control. This mix has the capability to provide high cover and biomass values in a short time after planting. The mix is produced using hand collected seed from western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania; only a limited amount is available. We intend that this mix will be most valuable when used as a supplement to planting of whole plants. We recommend a seeding rate of 6 pounds per acre intermixed with plantings of bare root transplants on a three to four foot interval. The seed will not germinate under water and is best sown in drawdown areas.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
37.3% N Glyceria canadensis Canada Mannagrass
29.3% N Glyceria grandis Reed Meadowgrass
7.5% N Calamagrostis canadensis Blue Joint
7.3% N Panicum dichotomiflorum Smooth Panic-Grass
4.9% N Leersia oryzoides Rice Cut Grass
3.9% N Echinochloa crusgalli Japanese Millet
3.0% N Verbena hastata Blue Vervain
1.7% N Elymus canadensis Canada Wild Rye
1.5% N Alisma plantago-aquatica Water Plantain
0.9% N Polygonum pensylvanicum Pennsylvania Smartweed
0.8% N Bidens cernua Nodding Bur-Marigold
0.7% N Cicuta maculata Spotted Water Hemlock
0.7% N Cinna arundinacea Stout Wood-Reedgrass
0.3% N Bidens frondosa Beggar-Ticks
0.2% N Rumex verticillatus Swamp Dock

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Northeast Wetland Native Wildflower Mix

Code: STCMX-6

$105.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 11,000 sq. ft. @ 50 seeds per sq. ft.

This mix is to seed the early growing season draw down and saturated soil zones. The species have been chosen to provide colorful flowers at various times of the growing season especially in late summer. The mix is produced using hand collected seed from western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania; only a limited amount is available. We recommend a seeding rate of 4 pounds per acre as a supplement to plantings of bare root herbaceous and woody species plantings.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
26.66% N Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset
20.80% N Verbena hastata Blue Vervain
19.75% N Panicum dichotomiflorum Smooth Panic-Grass
8.89% N Solidago rugosa Wrinkled Goldenrod
8.74% N Eupatorium maculatum Joe Pye Weed
6.65% N Euthamia graminifolia Grass Leaf Goldenrod
4.59% N Polygonum pensylvanicum Pennsylvania Smartweed
2.80% N Aster novae-angliae New England Aster
0.79% N Bidens cernua Nodding Beggar's Tick
0.21% N Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed
0.12% N Iris versicolor Blue Flag

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Northeast Wetland Rush/Bulrush Mix

Code: STCMX-5

$225.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 43,560 sq. ft. @ 230+ seeds per sq. ft.

This mix is intended to aid in the development of a community at the upper edge of the littoral zone in ponded systems and to develop vegetation in draw down zones of wetlands. Rushes and bulrushes that grow in the early season drawdown zone and species that grow into the late season drawdown zone have been selected to aid in the development of a diverse and densely covered wetland. The seeds in this mix will not generally germinate under water, and is best sown in drawdown areas. The mix is produced using hand collected seed from western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania; only a limited amount of the seed mix is available. We recommend a seeding rate of 1 pound per acre as a supplement to plantings of bare root herbaceous plantings or near shore shrub and tree plantings.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
37.3% N Juncus effusus Soft Rush
34.4% N Scirpus atrovirens Green Bulrush
26.9% N Scirpus cyperinus Wool Grass
1.3% N Scirpus tabernaemontanii Soft Stem Bulrush
0.1% N Scirpus pungens Common Three Square

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Northeast Wetland Shrub/Herb Mix

Code: STCMX-10

$80.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 21,780 sq. ft. @ 5 seeds per sq. ft.

This mix is intended to add a shrub area and the plants that will grow in the shade of the shrubs. Species have been selected that will have good wildlife benefit. The mix is produced using hand collected seed from western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania; only a limited amount of the seed mix is available. We recommend a seeding rate of 2 pounds per acre and that no grasses be planted with it. Some of these seeds need cold stratification, and two need warm stratification followed by cold.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
Shrub Portion
6% N Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush
2.5% N Viburnum dentatum Arrow Wood
2.5% N Sambucus canadensis Elderberry
0.8% N Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood
Herbaceous Portion
40% N Verbena Hastata Blue Vervain
17% N Eupatroium maculatum Joe Pye Weed
17% N Scirpus polyphyllus Many-leaved Bulrush
8% N Carex crinita Fringed sedge
2.5% N Bidens cernua Nodding Bur-marigold
1.8% N Ascelpias incarnata Swamp Milkweed
0.7% N Iris versicolor Blue Iris
0.7% N Aster umbellatus Flat-top White Aster
0.5% N Carex intumescens Bladder Sedge

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Northeast Upland Wildflower/Restoration Erosion Mix

Code: STCMX-2

$8.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 900 sq. ft. @ 800+ seeds per sq. ft.

This erosion control mix includes fast growing grasses and native and naturalized pasture wildflowers. Some of the wildflowers will not blossom till the second or third year and are not designed to provide a showy wildflower mix but to give diversity for wildlife and aesthetics. This mixture is best suited to slopes less than 10% and may not be satisfactory on steeper slopes. We recommend a seeding rate of 47 pounds per acre which is 42 pounds of grass seed, 4 pounds of legume, and 1 pound of perennial wildflowers.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
Grass Portion (42 Pounds)
60.8%
Agrostis alba Redtop
27.5%
Festuca rubra Red Fescue
11.7%
Lolium multiflorum Annual Ryegrass
Legume Portion (4 Pounds)
100%
Lotus corniculatus Birds-Foot Trefoil
Wildflower Portion (1 Pound)
41.9% N Achillea millefolium Common Yarrow
24.1%
Rudbeckia hirta Black-Eyed Susan
9.8%
Chrysanthemum leucanthem Ox-Eye Daisy
8.6% N Aster novae-angliae New England Aster
6.5%
Hesperis matronalis Dame's Rocket
5.8%
Daucus carota Queen Anne's Lace
3.3% N Polygonum pensylvanicum Pennsylvania Smartweed

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Northeast Upland Native/Naturalized Wildflower Mix

Code: STCMX-1

$50.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 1,900 sq. ft. @ 250+ seeds per sq. ft.

The primary difference between this and ordinary wildflower mixes now commonly used is that this contains only species native and/or fully naturalized in the northeast whereas the common mixes contain a number of species alien to the region. This mix will not flower profusely during the first growing season because it lacks the usual exotic annual weeds, but in later years it will produce a wildflower/grass meadow that appears common to the region. We recommend a seeding rate of 23 pounds per acre with 8 pounds of wildflowers and 15 pounds of grass seed.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
Grass Portion (15 Pounds)
28.1%
Festuca ovina Sheep Fescue
26.0% N Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
15.3%
Setaria italica Foxtail Millet
12.8%
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal Grass
11.1%
Lolium multiflorum Annual Ryegrass
6.7% N Elymus canadensis Wild Rye
Wildflower Portion (8 Pounds)
47.5% N Achillea millefolium Common Yarrow
9.1%
Rudbeckia hirta Black Eyed Susan
7.5%
Chrysanthemum leucanthem. Ox-Eye Daisy
7.4% N Verbena hastata Blue Vervain
7.3%
Cichorium intybus Cichory
6.8%
Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot Trefoil
5.0%
Hesperis matronalis Dame's Rocket
2.2%
Daucus carota Queen Anne's Lace
2.0% N Solidago canadensis Canada Goldenrod
2.0% N Euthamia graminifolia Grass Leaf Goldenrod
1.5% N Monarda fistulosa Wild Bergamot
1.3% N Aster novae-angliae New England Aster
0.4% N Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed

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Northeast Upland Wildlife Seed Mix

Code: STCMX-4

$15.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 2,200 sq. ft. @ 200 seeds per sq. ft.

This mix provides a permanent mixed cover of grasses, forbs, and legumes with an initial cover of annuals. The seed mix is designed to provide cover, seed, and forage for a variety of herbivores. We recommend a seeding rate of 20 pounds per acre.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
Perennials
42.5%
Phleum pratense Timothy
24.9%
Trifolium hybridum Alsike Clover
15.6%
Dactylis glomerata Orchard Grass
3.9%
Lespedeza bicolor Bicolor Lespedeza
3.5% N Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
0.9% N Andropogon virginicus Broom-Sedge
Annuals
5.3%
Setaria italica Fox-Tail Bristle Grass
1.9% N Helianthus annuus Common Sunflower
0.8% N Polygonum pensylvanicum Pennsylvania Smartweed
0.7%
Avena sativa Oats

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Northeast Upland Native Warm Season Grass Mix

Code: STCMX-3

$26.00 Per Pound

1 pound will cover 2,200 sq. ft. @ 150 seeds per sq. ft.

This mix is appropriate in areas where warm season grasses are adapted by virtue of habitat and range of the component species. We do not recommend seeding this mix in areas where the component species are not native. The mix can be modified to be consistent with local floristic requirements. We recommend a seeding rate of 20 pounds per acre.

Percent by
No. of seeds
(not weight)

Scientific Name Common Name
49.9% N Panicum clandestinum Deertongue
46.5% N Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
3.6% N Andropogon virginicus Broom Sedge



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N: the species is native to the Northeast.


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