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 June 17, 2020.  


We are now able to take orders for non-contact "curbside” pickup at the Wild Plant Nursery at Franconia Park. Please note that we are still closed to walk-in and other in-person retail. We don't have a fancy online order system, but we're happy to take orders this way:

  1. Check out our inventory at

  2. Email us at with species and quantities you’d like to purchase and any questions you may have about the plants. 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, notify you that it's ready to go, and you can pick up at your leisure.

  4. We’ll email you an invoice you can pay online. Feel free to pick up first, so you can see what you're getting.

For the protection of our staff, volunteers, gardeners in the adjacent community garden plots, and other customers who may be arriving at overlapping times, we ask that you please wear a mask in the presence of others.

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.

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

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