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Cleome serrulata Pursh | Rocky Mountain Beeplant | Waa


Cleome serrulata Pursh Rocky Mountain Beeplant Waa 1

Cleome serrulata Pursh Rocky Mountain Beeplant Waa 2

Cleome serrulata Pursh Rocky Mountain Beeplant Waa 3

Cleome serrulata Pursh Rocky Mountain Beeplant Waa 4

Cleome serrulata Pursh Rocky Mountain Beeplant Waa 5
Cleome serrulata Pursh | Rocky Mountain Beeplant | Waa

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This is Cleome serrulata, also known as Rocky Mountain beeplant, Rocky mountain bee plant, Waa, and Skunk weed. This is an annual plant that must grow in the full sun and is the larval host plant of the Checkered White butterfly. This plant will also attract bees and the seeds are an important food source for doves and other small birds. Waa has been a food source for humans since prehistoric times and it is considered one of the few Wild Foods still in use. The seeds can be eaten cooked or raw, and the leaves can be cooked as a vegetable. The leaves are normally cooked with chili to mask the bitter flavor. If you eat too much of this it is possible to get nitrate poisoning. This amazingly versatile plant is also added as a binder in the paint which was used to paint black and white pottery. Rocky Mountain Beeplant is the larval host plant of the Beckers White, Checkered White, Western White, and Cabbage White butterflies.




Cleome viscosa | Tickweed | Asian Spiderflower | Jazmin de Rio


Cleome viscosa Tickweed Asian Spiderflower Jazmin de Rio 1

Cleome viscosa Tickweed Asian Spiderflower Jazmin de Rio 2

Cleome viscosa Tickweed Asian Spiderflower Jazmin de Rio 3

Cleome viscosa Tickweed Asian Spiderflower Jazmin de Rio 4

Cleome viscosa Tickweed Asian Spiderflower Jazmin de Rio 5
Cleome viscosa | Tickweed | Asian Spiderflower | Jazmin de Rio

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These seeds were collected from Cleome viscosa, also known as Tickweed, Jazmin de Rio, and Asian spiderflower. This plant likes to live in full sun to partial shade where it can get about 6 feet tall. It has gold, yellow, and orange blossoms. The leaves and young shoots can be cooked and eaten as vegetables. They have a slight mustard flavor. The seeds can be used to produce cooking oil or they can be pickled and used as a condiment. This annual flower can be grown in all USDA Hardiness Zones.








Collinsia heterophylla| Chinese Houses


Here I am offering Seeds from Collinsia heterophylla, also known as Chinese Houses. This beautiful plant grows about 2 feet high and blooms in the middle of the summer. It likes to live in the full sun and the butterflies like it to be in the full sun as well so that they can warm up while they are gathering nectar or laying their eggs. This is the larval host plant for the Checkerspot butterflies. This is used as an annual plant, but it is a tender perennial in USDA Hardiness Zone 11

Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses

Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses

Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses

Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses
Collinsia heterophylla| Chinese Houses

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This is Collinsia heterophylla, also known as Chinese Houses. This beautiful plant grows about 2 feet high and blooms in the middle of the summer. It likes to live in the full sun and the butterflies like it to be in the full sun as well so that they can warm up while they are gathering nectar or laying their eggs. This is the larval host plant for the Checkerspot butterflies. This is used as an annual plant, but it is a tender perennial in USDA Hardiness Zone 11.








Coreopsis tinctoria Radiata Mix | Calliopsis | Tickseed


Coreopsis tinctoria Radiata Mix Calliopsis Tickseed 1

Coreopsis tinctoria Radiata Mix Calliopsis Tickseed 2

Coreopsis tinctoria Radiata Mix Calliopsis Tickseed 3

Coreopsis tinctoria Radiata Mix Calliopsis Tickseed 4

Coreopsis tinctoria Radiata Mix Calliopsis Tickseed 5
Coreopsis tinctoria Radiata Mix | Calliopsis | Tickseed

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This is Coreopsis tinctoria, also known as Plains Coreopsis, Calliopsis, and Tickseed. This Annual is a great choice if you want to attract birds, bees, and butterflies. They just love it. Growing at most about 3 feet high, this plant should be planted somewhere where it can get full sun or at least partial shade. This is a known nectar plant for the Common Buckeye, Southern Dogface, Gorgone Checkerspot, Queen, Monarch, Dainty Sulphur, Aarons Skipper, Poweshiek Skipperling, Clouded Sulphur, and Eastern Tailed-Blue butterflies, and the Red-waisted Florella moth. It is also the larval host plant for the Agonopterix atrodorsella moth.




Crotalaria juncea | Sun Hemp


Crotalaria juncea Sun Hemp 1

Crotalaria juncea Sun Hemp 2

Crotalaria juncea Sun Hemp 3

Crotalaria juncea Sun Hemp 4

Crotalaria juncea Sun Hemp 5
Crotalaria juncea | Sun Hemp

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These seeds were collected from Crotalaria juncea, also known as Sun Hemp. This annual likes to grow in the full sun where it can get up to 8 feet tall. It has beautiful yellow flowers. The fiber collected from this plant is used to make fishing nets among other things. It is a great plant to use in making bio fuel. The plant is also used to amend poor soil. The leaves and flowers can be eaten of pickled and saved for later. Crotalaria in general are larval host plants for the Bella Moth. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 12.




Crotalaria spectabilis | Rattlebox | Showy Rattlepod | Cats Bell


Crotalaria spectabilis Rattlebox Showy Rattlepod Cats Bell 1

Crotalaria spectabilis Rattlebox Showy Rattlepod Cats Bell 2

Crotalaria spectabilis Rattlebox Showy Rattlepod Cats Bell 3

Crotalaria spectabilis Rattlebox Showy Rattlepod Cats Bell 4

Crotalaria spectabilis Rattlebox Showy Rattlepod Cats Bell 5
Crotalaria spectabilis | Rattlebox | Showy Rattlepod | Cats Bell

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These seeds were collected from Crotalaria spectabilis, also known as Rattlebox, Showy Rattlepod, and Cats Bell. These annuals like to live in full sun where they grow to about 2 feet tall. The bright yellow and gold flowers are out from the late summer until the middle of the winter where they attract a wide variety of birds, bees, and butterflies. Crotalaria in general are larval host plants for the Bella Moth. This annual can be grown in any USDA Hardiness Zone and is a tender perennial in Zones 9 to 11.