Carex lupulina

May Native Plant

Carex lupulina


Installing a native planting can be overwhelming, and you've started at the right place by reviewing our website.  If you click on the Planting Tips tab on top you can review the 10 Steps to a Successful Wildflower Planting which provides an overview of what is involved to prepare, seed and care for your seeding project. 

To narrow down what to plant, you should gather the following information:

  • size of the site (square ft. or acreage)
  • sun, shade or mix of both
  • soil type - wetland, sandy, clay, loam?
  • moisture - drains well or holds water
  • your specifications - plant height limit, color, etc.
    • reason for this project - maybe decrease your mowing area or attract pollinators
    • budget for seed 



Are you ready to order?  Here's how:

Print and complete the order form.  You can fax it to 517.647.6072, OR you can scan and email it to, OR you can mail it to us, OR you may choose to call us with your order at 517.647.6010. 

Please note, Michigan genotype of forb species are limited.  We outsource to reputable producers in the Great Lakes region.


You can see photos of individual species by clicking on the name in our Species List which have been linked to the University of Michigan Herbarium.

What to Expect of your native planting can be found under the Helpful Info tab, along with 10 Steps to a Successful Wildflower Seeding.

We offer consulting and native landscaping services.



Native species are adapted to Michigan’s climate and soils. Over time utilizing native species can save both the environment and money as fertilizers, watering, and continuous mowing are not necessary. These plants provide habitat for Michigan’s wildlife, which is quickly disappearing with development.

Latest News

Scientific Name Changes

Due to ongoing research in recent years, some scientific names have been changed. We intend to update our species list...

Producing Wildflower Seed for Sale

Article written for the Wildflower Association of Michigan Newsletter (Fall 1998) The Michigan Wildflower Farm produces over 50 native Michigan...


View our 2016 Seed Pricing List

You can see a picture of and learn more about each species by clicking on the individual species' scientific name on the Species List found under the Seed Pricing tab.  We acknowledge the University of Michigan Herbarium ( as our source for this information.


“You helped me to learn how to make a beautiful yard. I just keep adding a little every year.The insect community is very appreciative as well.The work on my small, non-native gardens takes far more time and doesn’t look as good as my natives and I am replacing lawn with flowers now. Keep up the great work”-Mark D.
“You should see the field Michigan Wildflower Farm planted in 2011.  It has more flowers every year and this year (2014) with all the rain, it is spectacular.” – Don F.