Prairie Nursery

Since 1972, Prairie Nursery has provided the finest quality native perennial plants and seeds for virtually any soil or sunlight condition. We also offer No Mow turf grass for a drought tolerant low maintenance alternative to a traditional high input lawn. Experienced consulting and installation services are available in Wisconsin and Illinois. Extensive display gardens and a well stocked retail store are on site in Westfield, WI.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Actaea pachypoda White baneberry, Dolls eyes Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Actaea rubra Red baneberry Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Adiantum pedatum Northern maidenhair, Maidenhair Fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Agastache foeniculum Blue giant hyssop, Blue giant-hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, Lavender hyssop, Anise hyssop Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Allium cernuum Nodding onion Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Allium stellatum Autumn onion, Prairie onion Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Amorpha canescens Leadplant, Leadplant amorpha, Prairie shoestring Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern bluestar, Blue dogbane, Willow amsonia, Woodland bluestar Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Anemone canadensis Canadian anemone, Round-leaf thimbleweed, Canada anemone, Windflower, Meadow anemone Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern red columbine, Wild red columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aralia racemosa American spikenard Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry, Kinnikinnik Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Arisaema triphyllum Jack in the pulpit, Indian jack in the pulpit, Jack-in-the-pulpit Perennial Herb Sun, Shade Wet, Moist
Aruncus dioicus Bride's feathers, Goat's beard Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asarum canadense Canadian wild ginger, Wild ginger Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias sullivantii Prairie milkweed, Sullivant's milkweed, Smooth milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Athyrium filix-femina Common ladyfern, Lady fern, Ladyfern, Subarctic lady fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Baptisia alba White wild indigo, White baptisia Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Baptisia australis Blue wild indigo, Wild blue indigo, Blue false indigo Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Baptisia bracteata Longbract wild indigo Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Camassia scilloides Atlantic camas, Wild hyacinth Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Dry
Campanula rotundifolia Bluebell bellflower, Bluebell-of-Scotland, Harebell Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Campanulastrum americanum American bellflower, American-bellflower, Tall bellflower Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Carex bicknellii Bicknell's sedge, Prairie sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Carex cephaloidea Thinleaf sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex eburnea Bristleleaf sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carex grayi Gray's sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Carex pensylvanica Pennsylvania sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Carex plantaginea Plantainleaf sedge, Plantain-leaf sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade Moist
Carex radiata Eastern star sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Carex sprengelii Sprengel's sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge, Brown fox sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Caulophyllum thalictroides Blue cohosh, Squaw-root, Papoose-root, Caulophylle faux-pigamon Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey tea, Redroot Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Celastrus scandens American bittersweet Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Chasmanthium latifolium Inland sea oats, Indian wood oats, Wild oats, River oats, Flathead oats, Upland Oats, Upland Sea Oats Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chelone glabra White turtlehead Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Clematis virginiana Devil's darning needles, Virgin's Bower, Old Man's Beard Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Comptonia peregrina Sweet fern, Sweet-fern Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue mistflower, Wild ageratum, Blue boneset, Mistflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf coreopsis, Lanceleaf tickseed, Lance-leaved coreopsis, Sand coreopsis Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Coreopsis palmata Stiff tickseed, Stiff coreopsis, Finger coreopsis Perennial Herb Part-shade
Coreopsis rosea Pink tickseed, Rose coreopsis, Pink coreopsis Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cornus canadensis Bunchberry dogwood, Canadian bunchberry Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Corylus americana American hazelnut, American filbert Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Dalea purpurea Purple prairie clover Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Delphinium exaltatum Tall larkspur Perennial Herb Part-shade
Dennstaedtia punctilobula Eastern Hay-scented Fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Dicentra eximia Turkey corn, Fringed bleedinghearts, Wild bleedingheart Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Dodecatheon meadia Eastern shooting star, Shooting star, Pride of Ohio, Roosterheads, Prairie pointers Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Dryopteris marginalis Marginal woodfern, Marginal fern, Marginal shieldfern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Echinacea pallida Pale purple coneflower, Pale coneflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Echinacea paradoxa Yellow coneflower, Yellow echinacea Perennial Herb Part-shade
Echinacea purpurea Eastern purple coneflower, Purple coneflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Elymus canadensis Canada wild rye, Canadian wildrye, Prairie wildrye, Nodding wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Elymus hystrix Eastern bottlebrush grass, Bottlebrush Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye, Virginia wild rye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple lovegrass, Purple love grass, Purple plains lovegrass, Tumblegrass, Petticoat climber Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Eryngium yuccifolium Button eryngo, Button snakeroot, Rattlesnake master, Beargrass, Bear's grass Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Eupatoriadelphus maculatus Joe-Pye Weed, Spotted trumpetweed Perennial Herb, Subshrub Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Eupatorium perfoliatum Common boneset Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Eutrochium fistulosum Joe-pye Weed, Trumpetweed, Queen of the Meadow, Hollow Joe-pye Weed Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Filipendula rubra Queen of the prairie, Queen-of-the-prairie Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Fragaria virginiana Virginia strawberry, Wild strawberry Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Gaultheria procumbens Eastern teaberry, Wintergreen, Checkerberry Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Gentiana andrewsii Closed bottle gentian, Closed gentian, Bottle gentian Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Geranium maculatum Spotted geranium, Wild geranium, Cranesbill Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Geum triflorum Old man's whiskers, Prairie smoke, Purple avens Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Gymnocarpium dryopteris Northern oak fern, Western oakfern Perennial Herb, Fern Sun, Shade Moist
Hamamelis virginiana Witch hazel, American witch hazel Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Helenium autumnale Common sneezeweed, Fall sneezeweed, Autumn sneezeweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Helianthus occidentalis Fewleaf sunflower, Western sunflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Helianthus strumosus Paleleaf woodland sunflower, Paleleaf sunflower, Woodland sunflower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Heliopsis helianthoides Smooth oxeye, Oxeye sunflower, False sunflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Heuchera americana American alumroot, Alumroot Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Heuchera villosa Hairy alumroot Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Hierochloe odorata Sweetgrass, Vanilla grass, Sweet grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Iris versicolor Harlequin blueflag, Northern blue flag Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Koeleria macrantha Prairie Junegrass, Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Liatris aspera Tall blazing star, Tall gayfeather, Rough blazing star, Button snakeroot Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Liatris ligulistylis Rocky Mountain blazing star, Meadow blazing star Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Liatris pycnostachya Prairie Blazing Star, Kansas Gayfeather, Cat-tail Gayfeather, Hairy Button-snakeroot Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Liatris spicata Dense blazing star, Dense gayfeather, Marsh blazing star Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Liatris squarrosa Blazing star, Scaly blazing star, Scaly gayfeather Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Lobelia siphilitica Great blue lobelia Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Lupinus perennis Sundial lupine, Wild lupine Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum Feathery false lily of the valley, False spikenard, False Solomon's seal, Solomon's plume, Smilacina Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Maianthemum stellatum Starry false lily of the valley, Starry false Solomon's seal, Star-flowered Solomon's seal Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebells Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Mimulus ringens Allegheny monkeyflower, Square-stemmed Monkeyflower Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Monarda didyma Scarlet beebalm, Oswego tea, Red bergamot Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Monarda fistulosa Wild bergamot, Beebalm Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Monarda punctata Spotted beebalm, Spotted horsemint, Horsemint Annual Herb Sun Dry
Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive fern, Bead fern, Sympathy fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon fern Perennial Herb, Fern Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Osmunda claytoniana Interrupted fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade Moist
Osmunda regalis Royal fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass, Wand panic grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Parthenium integrifolium Wild quinine, American fever-few Perennial Herb Part-shade
Penstemon digitalis Mississippi penstemon, Mississippi beardtongue, Smooth white penstemon, Smooth white beardtongue, Talus slope penstemon, Talus slope beardtongue, Foxglove penstemon, Foxglove beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Penstemon grandiflorus Large penstemon, Large beardtongue, Large-flower penstemon, Large-flower beardtongue, Large-flowered penstemon, Large-flowered beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun
Penstemon ovatus Eggleaf penstemon, Eggleaf beardtongue Perennial Subshrub
Penstemon smallii Small's penstemon, Small's beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Phlox divaricata Wild blue phlox, Louisiana phlox, Blue woodland phlox, Sweet william, Wild sweet william Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Phlox glaberrima Smooth phlox, Marsh phlox Perennial Herb
Phlox pilosa Downy phlox, Prairie phlox, Fragrant phlox Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Photinia melanocarpa Black chokeberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Physostegia virginiana Fall obedient plant, Obedient plant, False dragonhead, Virginia lions-heart Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple, Indian apple, Wild mandrake, Pomme de mai, Podophylle pelt Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Polemonium reptans Greek valerian, Greek-valerian, Jacob's Ladder Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Polygonatum biflorum Smooth Solomon's seal, Great Solomon's-seal, Sealwort Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Ratibida pinnata Pinnate prairie coneflower, Grayhead Mexican hat, Yellow coneflower, Grayhead coneflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rosa setigera Climbing prairie rose, Climbing rose, Prairie Rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia fulgida Orange coneflower, Orange Rudbeckia, Perennial black-eyed Susan Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan, Common black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan Annual Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia subtomentosa Sweet coneflower, Sweet black-eyed Susan Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Rudbeckia triloba Browneyed Susan, Brown-eyed-Susan, Thin-leaved coneflower, Three-lobed Rudbeckia Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ruellia humilis Fringeleaf wild petunia, Hairy ruellia, Low wild Petunia, Low ruellia Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Salvia azurea Pitcher sage, Big blue sage, Azure sage, Giant blue sage, Blue sage Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Sedum ternatum Woodland stonecrop, Wild stonecrop Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Senna hebecarpa American senna, Wild Senna Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Silene regia Royal catchfly Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Silene virginica Fire pink, Scarlet catchfly Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist, Dry
Silphium laciniatum Compassplant, Compass plant Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Silphium perfoliatum Cup plant Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist, Dry
Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie rosinweed, Prairie dock Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Sisyrinchium campestre Prairie blue-eyed grass, White-eyed grass Perennial Herb Sun
Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag goldenrod, Broadleaf goldenrod Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Solidago odora Anisescented goldenrod, Anise-scented goldenrod, Sweet goldenrod Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Solidago speciosa Showy goldenrod Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass, Yellow indian grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Spartina pectinata Prairie cordgrass, Freshwater cordgrass, Sloughgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet
Spigelia marilandica Woodland pinkroot, Pinkroot, Indian pink, Spigelia Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Spiraea tomentosa Steeplebush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Symphoricarpos albus Common snowberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Symphyotrichum cordifolium Broad-leaved aster, Common blue wood aster, Heartleaf aster Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Symphyotrichum divaricatum Southern annual saltmarsh aster, Lawn American-aster, White wood aster, Saltmarsh aster Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Symphyotrichum ericoides White heath aster, Heath Aster Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Symphyotrichum laeve Smooth blue aster Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum Calico aster Perennial Herb Sun
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England aster, New England American-aster Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Symphyotrichum oolentangiense Skyblue aster, Sky blue American-aster Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Symphyotrichum prenanthoides Crookedstem aster, Crooked-stem aster Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade
Thalictrum dioicum Early meadow-rue Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower, Heart-leaf foamflower Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Tradescantia bracteata Bracted spiderwort, Long-bract spiderwort Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Tradescantia occidentalis Prairie spiderwort, Western Spiderwort, Spiderwort Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Tradescantia ohiensis Bluejacket, Ohio spiderwort Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Trillium grandiflorum Large-flower wakerobin, Large-flowered trillium, White trillium Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Uvularia grandiflora Largeflower bellwort, Large-flower bellwort, Merrybells Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Vaccinium angustifolium Late lowbush blueberry, Lowbush blueberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Verbena stricta Hoary verbena, Hoary vervain, Tall vervain, Woolly verbena, Wooly verbena Annual Herb Sun Dry
Vernonia fasciculata Prairie ironweed, Common ironweed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver's root Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Viburnum opulus var. americanum American cranberry bush, Highbush-cranberry, American cranberrybush viburnum, Cranberry viburnum Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet, Moist
Viola labradorica Alpine violet, American dog violet Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Zizia aurea Golden zizia, Golden Alexanders Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist