Seed Harvest

Shooting Star Seeds

Shooting Star Seeds

It’s time to harvest most of your woodland and sunny plants. The secret? A dry day, after the dew dries off.  PM is better than AM. Any flower that was should now have a seed to harvest in its place.  Seeds should turn brown some, such as the picture of shooting star seeds on the side of this page.  If the stem is turning brown, that is also a sign that the seeds are ready to be harvested.  Place the seeds into a brown paper bag and place in a dry area.

Previous species have included:

RG=Rain Garden T/S=Trees/Shrubs

Solomon’s Seal
Wild Lupine
Prairie Coreopsis
Spiderwort?? RG
Tradescantia ohiensis – Ohio Spiderwort

Ironweed – Vernonia fasciculate RG
Wild Senna – Cassia hebecarpa
Brown-eyed Susan – Rudbeckia triloba
Black-eyed Susan

Butterfly Milkweed
Common Milkweed
Swamp Milkweed (aka Marsh Milkweed) RG
Asclepias verticillata

Yellow Coneflower – Ratibida pinnata (aka Gray-headed Coneflower)
Purple Coneflower – Echinacea purpurea
Pale Purple Coneflower – Echinacea pallida

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)
Culver’s Root

Nodding Onion
Allium stellatum
Purple Prairie Clover
Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis)
Cup Plant RG
Rosin weed

Prairie Blazing Star
Rough Blazing Star

Upland White Aster – Aster ptarmicoides
Smooth Blue Aster
New England Aster
Heath Aster – Aster ericoides
Calico Aster – Aster lateriflorus

Stiff Goldenrod – Solidago rigida
Showy Goldenrod – Solidago speciosa
Zig – Zag Goldenrod – Solidago flexicaulis

Great Blue Lobelia RG
Cardinal Flower (small amount, please bring more) RG

American Burnett RG
Cream Gentian
Bottle Gentian (small amount, please bring more)

Slender Mountain Mint
Common (Virginia) Mint
Obedient Plant
Lead Plant (small amount, please bring more)

Actaea rubra – Red Baneberry
Bidens coronate – Tall swamp Marigold
Bouteloua curtipendula
Cacalia striplicifolia – Plantain
Campanula Americana – Tall Bellflower
Cassia hebecarpa – Wild Senna
Cassia marilandica – Maryland Senna
Hackberry – Celtis occidentalis T/S
Cimicifuga racemosa
Clematis virginiana – Virgin’s Bower T/S
Cornus mas
Desmanthus illinoiensis – Illinois Bundle Flower
Diarrhena Americana
Diospyros virginiana
Eragrostis spectabilis
Eupatorium purpureum – Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Hypericum pyramidatum – Great St. John’s Wort
Liriodendron tulipifera T/S
Napaea dioice – Glade Mallow
Opuntia humifusa – Eastern Prickly Pear
Prunus Americana – American Plum T/S
Prunus virginiana
Rosa blanda – Early Wild Rose T/S
Smilacina racemosa – Solomon’s Plume