WildThings Rescue Nursery Native Plants with purpose

Osmunda regalis spectabilis (Royal Fern)
Have you ever seen a more majestic fern?
This is another one of our well behaved Native ferns, getting about 3-4 feet tall, and clumping. 
Likes a moist soil with good drainage.
Wildlife Benefits: Excellent cover for many small creatures.
Gallon Pot $15.00

Hydrophyllum canadense (Canada Waterleaf)
BIG fat maple-like leaves, soft and slightly fuzzy, make this slow moving groundcover a gorgeous plant for it' foliage alone.  (Arching clusters of white flowers are very pretty, too!)
Must have good drainage, and part to full shade.
Wildlife benefits: Serves as a nectar plant for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Gallon Pot $15.00

Geranium maculatum
Our native Geranium, with its large blossoms that bloom forever, and lovely crisp green foliage, you just can't go wrong with this EASY to grow, no care perennial!
Likes about a 1/2 day of sun or dappled shade, and is not picky about it's soil.
Wildlife benefits: Important nectar plant for all of our native bees and many butterflies.
Seeds are a food source for birds.
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $15.00

Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal)
One of those plants that is much showier in berry than bloom. Will colonize nicely in a loose sandy soil. Likes rich, moist, but well draining site with partial shade.
Likes a loose, rich soil best.
Wildlife benefits: A host plant for the gray hairstreak butterfly and the ripening fruit is food for birds.
5 Pint pot $15.00

Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)

A Spring Ephemeral that I look forward to seeing emerge every year. Mature stands of Virginia Bluebells are simply breathtaking!

Very easy to grow in dappled shade and nearly any soil. If happy they will self-sow and form drifts quickly.

Wildlife Benefits: Early pollen and nectar source for MANY native pollinators and expecially long-tongued bees....also Butterflies, Skippers and Sphinx Moths.

Gallon Pots $15.00

Maianthemum canadense (Canada Mayflower)
Sweetest little groundcover, and so easy to grow!
Satiny leaves with clusters of tiny white blooms, will colonize quickly if happy. (Happy= shade and very well draining humus soil.)
Wildlife benefits: Pollen source for Native Bees and Pollinators. Berries are a food source for Ruffed Grouse, White-Footed Mouse, and Eastern Chipmunk.
4" pot $8.00

Iris cristata blue
An adorable little groundcover Iris, for partial shade with very good drainage. Will slowly spread, forming nice sized colonies, but never a nuisance. A very tough plant, sure to become one of your favorite early spring bloomers!
Wildlife benefits: Great early nectar source for Native Bees and Hummingbirds.
4" pot $10.00

Mitchella repens (Partridgeberry)

Gorgeous evergreen ground-cover for well draining, slightly acidic shade.

Forms dense mats, closely hugging the ground, with exquisite little white blooms in spring, followed by bright red berries in late Fall and persisting into Winter.

Wildlife Benefits: Flowers produce nectar for Bumblebees. Berry are a source of food for gamebirds and many mammals such as Fox, Gamebirds, Chipmunks, Skunk and mice.

4" Pot $10.00

Hepatica acutiloba (Liverleaf or Sharp-Lobed Hepatica)
Gorgeous evergreen foliage dusted in silver overlay, and perky blooms that range from white to pink, and occasionally blue. Blooms before new leaves appear.
MUST have excellent drainage. Prefers a sandy or rocky soil in shade to partial shade.
Wildlife Benefits: An early source of pollen and nectar for native Bees and Pollinators, as well as Butterflies and Moths. Great source of cover due to its evergreen nature.
5 Pint Pot $15.00

Iris cristata "Alba"
The rare white form of our native Iris cristata, with slightly larger leaf and blossom. 
Unlike most white forms or variations, this is not a weaker grower, but actually a bit more vigorous. 
Also likes fast drainage and partial shade.
Wildlife benefits: Great early nectar source for Native Bees and Hummingbirds.
4" pot $10.00

Jeffersonia diphylla (Twin Leaf)
I'm not sure if I like this wonderful plant best as it newly emerges (as shown in the pic), or when its green butterfly leaves are fully open, with the large white poppy blooms. And then....it IS really cool when ripe seed is spilled from the beer stein-like vase that the seeds ripen in....Suffice it to say, this is one of the most interesting native woodland plants you will ever grow!
Seems to prefer a slightly alkaline soil and very good drainage. Partial to full shade.
Wildlife benefits: Produces no nectar, but pollen in great amounts, which is collected by our native bees and woodland pollinators.
Gallon Pot $15.00

Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern)
One of our tall, (4-5 feet), well behaved native ferns, looking fresh and crisp throughout the growing season and looking especially lovely when sporting its "cinnamon dusted" fertile fronds!
Likes a moist, well draining soil.
Wildlife Benefits: Larval host plant for several Moth species. Good source of cover.
Gallon Pot $15.00

Native Woodland Plants Page 2 (G-O)

Geranium maculatum "Alba"
A rare white form of our native Geranium, with pure white bloom. Same beautiful foliage and growth habit. Also easy to grow!
Partial shade and any soil.
Wildlife benefits: (Same as the Pink form)
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $15.00

Luzula acuminata (Hairy Woodrush)
An evergreen dwarf grass for the edge of the woodland garden, only getting about 1' tall here for us, and liking a well draining soil.

Beautiful red tones in winter.
Wildlife Benefits: Cover for small creatures.
Gallon Pot $15.00