2019 Seed Harvest and 2018 Pictures

Save Maumee’s 12th Annual Seed Harvest
SATURDAY October 12, 2019
at Little Rivers Wetland Project’s, Eagle Marsh
ADDRESS: 6300 Engle Road   Fort Wayne, IN 46804

We will plant the collected seed on local riverbanks to reduce erosion and protect the diversity and strength of native plant species!

  • Thanks to LUSH COSMETICS, a light snack and a reusable steel water bottle was provided to volunteers!

This nature preserve once again opened-up its “home” to Save Maumee Volunteers.  We identified plants that are native to our riverbanks and THANK YOU FOR PLUCKING the seeds for plantings on our riverbanks….Remember, to only pick the ones we tell you to and LEAVE THE ROOT BASE! For example, we don’t want that pretty purple flower (Purple Loose-Strife, Japanese Honeysuckle, Ribbon Grass, ect.) to invade our area!

Learn the native plants and come pick them so we can plant them on the riverbanks! People are NOT allowed to take trees, plants, seeds or anything out of these areas, so Save Maumee is extremely gracious to Eagle Marsh for opening their home and giving us the opportunity to pluck the next generation of riverbank plants from these fields and plant them on the streams! We hope they will be preserved forever! Wild wonderful areas are becoming more and more scarce! Nature Preserves, State/County/City Parks and National Forests are there to protect and preserve land…”forever”.

A very informal, yet informational and helpful event! Currently Save Maumee is paying over $650 for one acre’s worth of seed! Help out your rivers…pick a few pounds!

Save Maumee has an approved DNR planting list for Indiana that we are very strict at enforcing. None of us want invasive plants to take root, and take over, but our rivers need foliage!  Remember, MOST of the forested corridor in Indiana have been removed….which is just one of our water’s natural filtration device.  Up to 80% of a streams water quality is inherited at the headwaters!

We will plant collected / dried seed from the 2018 Seed Collection on Save Maumee’s Annual Earth Days on April 22 & 23, 2019!

Pictures from Seed Harvest 2015  or 2009


FULL LIST OF PLANTS/VALUE via Heartland Restoration/Earth Source

What happened at the Annual Seed Harvest in 2018?!


Value of purchasing seeds (2018):

Price per
Price per 
Price per
Acorus calamus Sweet Flag $18.00 $288.00 $1.75
Alisma subcordatum Water Plantain $10.00 $150.00 $1.55
Allium cernuum Nodding Pink Onion $22.00 $352.00 $1.35
Amorpha canescens Lead Plant $30.00 $480 $2.20
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem $2.00 $16.00 $1.15
Anemone cylindrica Thimbleweed $80.00 $1,280.00 N/A
Angelica atropurpurea Purple-stem Angelica $15.00 $240.00 N/A
Aquilegia canadensis Wild Columbine $65.00 $1,040.00 $1.75
Asclepias incarnata Marsh Milkweed $21.00 $310.00 $1.15
Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed $10.00 $150.00 $1.30
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed $50.00 $800.00 $1.75
Asclepias verticillata Whorled Milkweed $60.00 $960.00 $1.50
Aster ericoides White Heath Aster $100.00 $1,600.00 $1.50
Aster firmus Shining Aster $38.00 $608.00 $1.55
Aster laevis Smooth Blue Aster $25.00 $400.00 $1.25
Aster macrophyllus Big-leaved Aster $75.00 $1,200.00 N/A
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster $30.00 480.00 $1.15
Aster puniceus Swamp Aster $40.00 $640.00 $1.55
Aster umbellatus Flat-Top White Aster $36.00 $540.00 $1.55
Baptisia leucantha White Wild Indigo $30 $450.00 $1.65
Bidens cernua Nodding Bur Marigold $13.00 $190.00 N/A
Bidens frondosa Devil’s Beggar’s Ticks $31.00 $496.00 N/A
Bouteloua curtipendula Side Oats Grama $2.00 $24.00 $1.25
Brickellia eupatorioides False Boneset $23.00 $368.00 N/A
Bromus pubescens Woodland Brome $22.00 $352.00 $1.55
Calamagrostis canadensis Blue Joint Grass $50.00 $800.00 $1.15
Carex annectans Yellow Fruit Sedge N/A N/A $1.45
Carex bicknellii Bicknell’s Sedge $25.00 385.00 $1.55
Carex comosa Bearded Sedge $15.00 225.00 $1.15
Carex crinita Fringed Sedge $25.00 $400.00 $1.55
Carex cristatella Crested Sedge $35.00 $560.00 $1.15
Carex crus-corvi Raven-foot Sedge $50.00 $800.00 N/A
Carex emoryi Riverbank Sedge N/A N/A $1.55
Carex frankii Frank’s Sedge $13.00 $195.00 $1.15