Earth Sangha's Wild Plant Nursery Species List

Our collection is entirely “local ecotype.” We grow all of our plants from material that we ourselves collect, with permission, from the forests and meadows of the Washington, DC, region. We propagate almost entirely from seed or spore, except for a few species that we propagate vegetatively, from dividing whole-plant rescues or cuttings.

Species Guidelines by Habitat: Looking to plant a rain garden or a dry, wooded backyard and aren't sure where to start? Check out Lisa's Habitat Guidelines below. Lisa created these general guidelines for common habitats, because we understand that sorting through our 300+ species list can very daunting. 


Meadow: dry to mesic and sunny

Disturbed Area: sunny, dry, and poor, gravely soil

Woodland Edge: dry to mesic, streamside meadow

Woodland: lightly-shade, dry to mesic

Rain Garden: sunny


For educators: Click here to download our Wild Garden Manual for information on how to plan your native plant garden and our discounted school kits.


Interested in visiting the Wild Plant Nursery? The Wild Plant Nursery is located behind the garden plots at Franconia Park, 6100 Cloud Dr. Springfield, VA 22150. Click here for directions. Please note that our nursery and office addresses are different. 


Trees, shrubs, and woody vines: Gallon​

  • Non-member $15 

  • Member $12

Because our stock is mainly used for restoration work, our woodies are typically 1-2ft tall.

Herbaceous: Quart pots 

  • Non-member $10 

  • Member $7

Herbaceous: Plugs

  • $2/plug (Plugs are purchased by the tray (21 or 50 cell trays) and cannot be purchased individually.)

Earth Sangha members qualify for discount prices of $3 off per pot. Membership starts at $35 per year. You can become a member at the nursery, or use our Donate page.


The list is current as of September 24, 2020.  


How to Buy Plants:

Self-Service Saturdays: Sign-up for an 1-hour time slot to peruse the nursery at your leisure (limited to 10 customers per hour)! Perfect for anyone who wants to pick out their own plants, see what we have available in-person, or who just enjoys wandering the aisles of the Wild Plant Nursery as much as we do. We’ll have materials on native-plant communities and specific species available. Click here to view our calendar and sign up for a shopping slot​. 

1-on-1 Plant Sale Appointments: Need a little more help developing your plant list? Book a 30-min in-person plant shopping appointment with our Earth Sangha staff. (30 min appointments are available from 9am to Noon on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.) Click here to book your appointment:

Order for Curbside Pick-Up:

  1. Check out our inventory at

  2. Email us at with species and quantities you’d like to purchase. Let us know if you're a member to receive the member discount! If you need help choosing plants for your site, we're happy to help! Feel free to send photos of areas you have in mind.

  3. We'll place your order in an assigned bay outside the nursery fence. Once your order is ready we'll email you pick up instructions and an online invoice. 

If you've never visited our nursery before, we're located at the Cloud Dr. entrance to Franconia Park. You can navigate to 6100 Cloud Dr, enter the park, then turn right down the gravel path by the garden plots. We're back behind the garden plots and we will have signage set up directing you to the numbered pick-up bays.


All visitors must abide by the following rules:

  • All volunteers and customers must be pre-confirmed either through our online volunteer sign-up or our online appointment systems. 

  • No more than 10 people can volunteer for an event at one time.

  • Volunteers/customers should not visit the Wild Plant Nursery if they have any COVID symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 

  • Volunteers/customers must wear a face mask while at the Wild Plant Nursery. 

  • Volunteers/customers must practice social-distancing while at the Wild Plant Nursery.

  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and water bottles.

Banner: Early spring canopy over Royal Lake Park in Fairfax County, Virginia. Photo by Chris Bright.

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