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Coreopsis mutica


Here I am offering Seeds from Coreopsis mutica. This shrub has strikingly beautiful yellow blossoms and is native to Central Mexico. Other similar varieties are present in El Salvador and Honduras. This seed is almost impossible to find. This is a larval host plant for the Agonopterix atrodorsella moth, and the Aarons Skipper butterfly. It is also a nectar source for the Southern Dogface, Gorgone Checkerspot, Queen, Common Buckeye, Monarch, Eastern Tailed-Blue, and Dainty Sulphur butterflies, and the Red-waisted Florella Moth. As an added bonus this plant is deer resistant. There is one growing in San Francisco which is Zone 9 so I will guess USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11

Coreopsis mutica

Coreopsis mutica

Coreopsis mutica

Coreopsis mutica
Coreopsis mutica

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This is Coreopsis mutica. This shrub has strikingly beautiful yellow blossoms and is native to Central Mexico. Other similar varieties are present in El Salvador and Honduras. This seed is almost impossible to find. This is a larval host plant for the Agonopterix atrodorsella moth, and the Aarons Skipper butterfly. It is also a nectar source for the Southern Dogface, Gorgone Checkerspot, Queen, Common Buckeye, Monarch, Eastern Tailed-Blue, and Dainty Sulphur butterflies, and the Red-waisted Florella Moth. As an added bonus this plant is deer resistant. There is one growing in San Francisco which is Zone 9 so I will guess USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11








Cornus alternifolia | Green Osier | Alternate Leaf Dogwood


Cornus alternifolia Green Osier Alternate Leaf Dogwood 1

Cornus alternifolia Green Osier Alternate Leaf Dogwood 2

Cornus alternifolia Green Osier Alternate Leaf Dogwood 3

Cornus alternifolia Green Osier Alternate Leaf Dogwood 4

Cornus alternifolia Green Osier Alternate Leaf Dogwood 5
Cornus alternifolia | Green Osier | Alternate Leaf Dogwood

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Seeds from Cornus alternifolia, also known as Green Osier, Alternateleaf dogwood, Alternate Leaf Dogwood, Golden Shadows Pagoda Dogwood, and Green Osi. This versatile tree can live anywhere from full sun to full shade. What a trooper. Growing up to about 30 feet tall, this tree has white blossoms from late Spring until early Summer. The roots of this plant can be mixed with vinegar to produce a brown dye. This tree is a larval host for the Spring Azure butterfly, and the Cecropia silkmoth. The wood is hard and heavy and can be used to make several things. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8.




Cornus florida rubra | Pink-flowering Dogwood


Cornus florida rubra Pink-flowering Dogwood 1

Cornus florida rubra Pink-flowering Dogwood 2

Cornus florida rubra Pink-flowering Dogwood 3

Cornus florida rubra Pink-flowering Dogwood 4

Cornus florida rubra Pink-flowering Dogwood 5
Cornus florida rubra | Pink-flowering Dogwood

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This is Cornus florida rubra, also known as Pink-flowering Dogwood. Growing up to 20 feet tall this tree attracts birds, bees, and butterflies. In the middle of Spring this tree blossoms pink. This tree likes to live in sun to partial shade. The fruit can be eaten cooked. This tree is a larval host for the Spring Azure butterfly, and the Cecropia silkmoth. USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9.








Cornus florida urbiniana | Magic Dogwood | Mexican flowering dog wood


Cornus florida urbiniana Magic Dogwood Mexican flowering dog wood 1

Cornus florida urbiniana Magic Dogwood Mexican flowering dog wood 2

Cornus florida urbiniana Magic Dogwood Mexican flowering dog wood 3

Cornus florida urbiniana Magic Dogwood Mexican flowering dog wood 4

Cornus florida urbiniana Magic Dogwood Mexican flowering dog wood 5
Cornus florida urbiniana | Magic Dogwood | Mexican flowering dog wood

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This is Cornus florida urbiniana, also known as Mexican flowering dogwood, and Magic Dogwood. This breath taking tree can grow up to 30 feet high and likes to live in the sun or partial shade. This is a subspecies of our more common flowering dogwood, but this one comes from eastern Mexico. Each white petal like bract is creased and the bracts are all fused at the ends. The flower never fully opens, creating a magnificent blossom which resembles a Chinese lantern. Anyone who has ever seen this tree in bloom never forgets the magnificence of it. This subspecies holds onto its leaves longer than our common dogwood, so they add more color later into the season. It is also resistant to many leaf diseases that the other dogwoods are susceptible to. This tree will give you one of the most wonderful floral displays anywhere. USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 9.




Cornus sanguinea | Bloodtwig Dogwood | Compressa


Cornus sanguinea Bloodtwig Dogwood Compressa 1

Cornus sanguinea Bloodtwig Dogwood Compressa 2

Cornus sanguinea Bloodtwig Dogwood Compressa 3

Cornus sanguinea Bloodtwig Dogwood Compressa 4

Cornus sanguinea Bloodtwig Dogwood Compressa 5
Cornus sanguinea | Bloodtwig Dogwood | Compressa

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These seeds were collected from Cornus sanguinea, also known as Bloodtwig Dogwood, and Compressa. These shrubs like to live in full sun where they can get up to 20 feet high. The white flowers appear in the middle of the summer. In the fall the leaves turn orange and the stems turn red giving it a stunningly beautiful appearance. For this reason some people call it winter fire. A blueish green dye is made from the fruit. The wood is used to make baskets, tools, and charcoal. The wood is also used as fuel. Cornus trees in general are larval host plants for the Spring Azure butterfly, and the Cecropia silkmoth. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.