Special Collections


Seeds of Success

Seeds of Success (SOS) is the national native seed collection program, led by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in partnership with a variety of federal agencies and non-federal organizations. SOS’s mission is to collect wildland native seed for research, development, germplasm conservation, and ecosystem restoration.

Last Update: 2019-03-13

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id_plant scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
ACRU Acer rubrum Red Maple Perennial Tree 50–115 ft. detail
AGPU5 Agalinis purpurea Purple False Foxglove Annual Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
AGALA Ageratina altissima var. altissima Common Milk-poison Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-4 ft. detail
ALFA2 Aletris farinosa White Colicroot Perennial Forb/herb 1-3.5 ft. detail
ALSE2 Alnus serrulata Tag Alder Perennial Tree, Shrub 15 feet detail
AMBR Ammophila breviligulata American Beach-grass Perennial Graminoid detail
ANGE Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 4-8 ft. detail
ANGL2 Andropogon glomeratus Bushy Bluestem Perennial Graminoid detail
ANTET Andropogon ternarius var. ternarius Splitbeard Bluestem Perennial Graminoid detail
ARSP2 Aralia spinosa Devil’s Walkingstick Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-15 ft. detail
ARPU8 Aristida purpurascens Arrowfeather Threeawn Perennial Graminoid detail
ARPUV Aristida purpurascens var. virgata Arrowfeather Threeawn Perennial Graminoid detail
ARTU Aristida tuberculosa Seabeach Needlegrass Annual Graminoid detail
ARAR7 Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry up to 12 ft. detail
ASSY Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
BAHA Baccharis halimifolia Eastern Baccharis Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
BIAR Bidens aristosa Ditch-daisy Annual, Biennial Forb/herb to 6 ft. detail
BILA Bidens laevis Showy Bur-marigold Annual, Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. (occasionally to 7 ft.) detail
BORO5 Bolboschoenus robustus Saltmarsh Bulrush detail
BOFR Borrichia frutescens Silver Seaside Oxeye Perennial Subshrub 1/2-5 ft. detail
CAED Cakile edentula Northeastern Sea Rocket Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb detail
CAAM2 Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
CAAL3 Carex alata Broad-winged Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CAGL5 Carex glaucescens Southern Waxy Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CALU5 Carex lurida Sallow Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CAVU2 Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CABE4 Carphephorus bellidifolius Sandywoods Chaffhead Perennial Forb/herb 1-1 3/4 ft. detail
CACA18 Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 13-50 ft. detail
CEAM Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
CETR Cenchrus tribuloides Dune Sandspur Annual Graminoid detail
CEOC2 Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Perennial Tree, Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
CHFA2 Chamaecrista fasciculata Common Partridge Pea Annual Forb/herb 6-22 in. detail
CHNI2 Chamaecrista nictitans Sensitive Partridge Pea Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-20 in. detail
CHTH2 Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar Perennial Tree up to 50 ft. detail
CHLA5 Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
CHLA6 Chasmanthium laxum Slender Woodoats Perennial Graminoid 2 ft. detail
CHGOG Chrysopsis gossypina ssp. gossypina Cottony Goldenaster Perennial Forb/herb detail
CHMA14 Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Golden-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
CLMA Cladium mariscoides Fen-sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CLAL3 Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
COCO13 Conoclinium coelestinum Blue Mistflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
COAM2 Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood Perennial Shrub height and Spread 6 - 12 feet detail
CYFI Cyperus filicinus Fern Flatsedge Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
CYFL5 Cyperus flavicomus White-edged Flatsedge Annual Graminoid detail
CYGR2 Cyperus grayi Gray’s Flatsedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CYHA Cyperus haspan Sheathed Flatsedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CYOD Cyperus odoratus Fragrant Flatsedge Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
CYST Cyperus strigosus False Nutsedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CYRA Cyrilla racemiflora Titi Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-12 ft. detail
DASE2 Danthonia sericea Silky Oat-grass Perennial Graminoid detail
DASP2 Danthonia spicata Moonshine Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
DEVE Decodon verticillatus Peatweed Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
DEFL Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hairgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
DISC3 Dichanthelium scoparium Velvet Witchgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
DIVI5 Diospyros virginiana American Persimmon Perennial Tree 35-60 ft. detail
DISP Distichlis spicata Saltgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
ELCE Eleocharis cellulosa Gulf Coast Spikerush Perennial Graminoid detail
ELFA Eleocharis fallax Creeping Spikerush Perennial Graminoid detail
ELOB2 Eleocharis obtusa Blunt Spikerush Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
ELPA5 Eleocharis parvula Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
ELQU Eleocharis quadrangulata Squarestem Spikerush Perennial Graminoid detail
ELTU Eleocharis tuberculosa Large-tubercled Spikerush Perennial Graminoid detail
ERHI Eragrostis hirsuta Bigtop Lovegrass Perennial Graminoid detail
EUHY Eupatorium hyssopifolium Hyssopleaf Eupatorium Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
EUSE Eupatorium semiserratum Smallflower Thoroughwort Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-5 ft. detail
EUCA26 Euthamia caroliniana Slender Goldentop Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
FIAN Fimbristylis annua Annual Fimbry Annual Graminoid detail
FIAU2 Fimbristylis autumnalis Slender Fimbry Annual Graminoid detail
FICA4 Fimbristylis castanea Marsh Fimbry Perennial Graminoid detail
FRPE Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash Perennial Tree (10–)15–25(–45) m tall. detail
FRPR Fraxinus profunda Pumpkin Ash Perennial Tree detail
FUPU Fuirena pumila Dwarf Umbrella-sedge Annual Graminoid detail
GAPU Gaillardia pulchella Blanket-flower Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
GLSE3 Glyceria septentrionalis Eastern Mannagrass Perennial Graminoid detail
GLST Glyceria striata Fowl Mannagrass Perennial Graminoid detail
HEAU Helenium autumnale Common Sneezeweed Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
HESU3 Heterotheca subaxillaris Camphorweed Annual Forb/herb 2-6 1/2 ft. detail
HIMO Hibiscus moscheutos Crimson-eyed Rose-mallow Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
HUTO Hudsonia tomentosa Woolly Beach-heather Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 4-8 in. detail
ILGL Ilex glabra Inkberry Perennial Shrub 5-8 ft. detail
ILOP Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
ILVE Ilex verticillata Common Winterberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. detail
IRVE2 Iris versicolor Harlequin Blueflag Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
ITVI Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire Perennial Shrub 3-4 ft.; width 3-4 ft. detail
IVFR Iva frutescens Southern Maritime Marsh-elder Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
IVIM Iva imbricata Dune Marsh-elder Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
JUBI Juncus biflorus Large Grass-leaved Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
JUCA3 Juncus canadensis Canadian Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
JUCO4 Juncus coriaceus Leathery Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
JUEF Juncus effusus Common rush Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
JUGEG Juncus gerardii var. gerardii Saltmeadow Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
JURO Juncus roemerianus Black Needle Rush Perennial Graminoid 1-3 ft. detail
JUSC Juncus scirpoides Needlepod Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
JUVI Juniperus virginiana Eastern Redcedar Perennial Tree (2–)10–20(–37) m tall. detail
KALA Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
KOVI Kosteletzkya virginica Seashore-mallow Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 5-6 ft. detail
LACA15 Lachnanthes caroliniana Redroot 1-3 ft. detail
LEMA Lechea maritima Beach Pinweed Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
LEMU3 Lechea mucronata Hairy Pinweed Perennial Forb/herb 8-36 in. detail
LEOR Leersia oryzoides Rice Cutgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
LIPI7 Liatris pilosa Shaggy Blazing Star Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
LICA17 Limonium carolinianum Carolina Sea-lavender Perennial Forb/herb 8-28 in. detail
LIBE3 Lindera benzoin Smooth Northern Spicebush Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-9 ft. detail
LIST2 Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Perennial Tree (10–)15–35(–45) m tall. detail
LOCA2 Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
LUAL2 Ludwigia alternifolia Alternate-leaf Seedbox Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
LYLI Lyonia ligustrina Maleberry Perennial Shrub detail
LYLI2 Lythrum lineare Narrowleaf Loosestrife Perennial Forb/herb 18-48 in. detail
MAOB Marshallia obovata Spoonshape Barbara's Buttons Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
MISC Mikania scandens Climbing Hempweed Perennial Vine, Forb/herb detail
MOPU Monarda punctata Eastern Horse-mint Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
MOCE2 Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
MOPE6 Morella pensylvanica Northern Bayberry Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
NYAQ2 Nyssa aquatica Cotton Gum Perennial Tree detail
OEBI Oenothera biennis Common Evening Primrose Biennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
OPHU Opuntia humifusa Eastern Prickly Pear Perennial Shrub to 2 feet or more detail
PAAM2 Panicum amarum Bitter Panicgrass Perennial Graminoid 4-5 ft. detail
PAAN Panicum anceps Beaked Panic Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
PARIR Panicum rigidulum var. rigidulum Redtop Panicgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
PAVI2 Panicum virgatum Switchgrass Perennial Graminoid 4-5 ft. detail
PAQU2 Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper Perennial Vine detail
PABO3 Paspalum boscianum Bull Paspalum Annual Graminoid detail
PHAM4 Phytolacca americana American Pokeweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
PISE Pinus serotina Marsh Pine Perennial Tree detail
PITA Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Perennial Tree (20–)25–40(–55) m tall. detail
PIVI2 Pinus virginiana Jersey Pine Perennial Tree (5–)10–20(–30) m tall. detail
PIAV Piptochaetium avenaceum Eastern Needlegrass Perennial Graminoid 3 ft. detail
PIGR4 Pityopsis graminifolia Narrowleaf Silkgrass Perennial Forb/herb 11-30 in. detail
PIGRL Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia Narrowleaf Silkgrass Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PLOD Pluchea odorata Saltmarsh Fleabane Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
POAR6 Polygonum arifolium Halberdleaf Tearthumb Annual Vine, Forb/herb detail
POSA5 Polygonum sagittatum Arrowleaf Tearthumb Annual, Perennial Vine, Forb/herb detail
POCO14 Pontederia cordata Heartleaf Pickerelweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
PRSE2 Prunus serotina Black Cherry Perennial Tree, Shrub to 50 ft. detail
PYFL Pycnanthemum flexuosum Appalachian Mountainmint Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 1/2 ft. detail
PYTE Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
RHMA Rhexia mariana Maryland Meadowbeauty Perennial Forb/herb to 32 in. detail
RHNA Rhexia nashii Hairy Meadow-beauty Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
RHCO Rhus copallinum Winged Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
RHGL Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 9-15 ft. detail
RHCA12 Rhynchospora capitellata Brownish Beaksedge Perennial Graminoid detail
ROCA4 Rosa carolina Carolina Rose Perennial Subshrub height and spread 3-6 ft. detail
ROPA Rosa palustris Swamp Rose Perennial Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
RUHI Rubus hispidus Swamp Dewberry Perennial Subshrub detail
RUPE3 Rubus pensilvanicus Eastern Blackberry Perennial Subshrub detail
SAAN Sabatia angularis Common Marsh-pink Annual Forb/herb 8-32 in. detail
SAAL21 Saccharum alopecuroides Silver Plumegrass Perennial Graminoid detail
SAGI Saccharum giganteum Perennial Graminoid detail
SAST Sacciolepis striata American Cupscale Perennial Graminoid detail
SALAM3 Sagittaria lancifolia var. media 1 1/2-4 ft. detail
SALA2 Sagittaria latifolia Broadleaf Arrowhead Perennial Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
SABI Salicornia bigelovii Dwarf Glasswort Annual Forb/herb 2-16 in. detail
SADE10 Salicornia depressa Virginia Glasswort Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub detail
SANI Salix nigra Black Willow Perennial Tree to 60 ft detail
SALY2 Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf Sage Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
SANIC4 Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis American Black Elderberry Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
SACE Saururus cernuus Lizard’s Tail Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
SCLI11 Schizachyrium littorale Seaside Little Bluestem Perennial Graminoid detail
SCSC Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 2-3 ft. detail
SCAM6 Schoenoplectus americanus Olney Threesquare Perennial Graminoid detail
SCPU10 Schoenoplectus pungens Common Threesquare Perennial Graminoid detail
SCTA2 Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Softstem Bulrush Perennial Graminoid detail
SCCY Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
SCIN2 Scutellaria integrifolia Large-flower Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
SEHE8 Sesbania herbacea Coffee-weed Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
SEMA6 Setaria magna Saltmarsh Foxtail-grass Annual Graminoid detail
SMUV Smallanthus uvedalius Bearsfoot Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
SMLA Smilax laurifolia Bamboo-vine Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
SMRO Smilax rotundifolia Bullbriar Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
SOFI Solidago fistulosa Pine Barren Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-5 ft. detail
SOJU Solidago juncea Early Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
SONE Solidago nemoralis Eastern Gray Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-3 ft. detail
SOOD Solidago odora Anise-scented Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
SOSE Solidago sempervirens Seaside Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 feet detail
SOEL3 Sorghastrum elliottii Long-bristle Indiangrass Perennial Graminoid 6 ft. detail
SONU2 Sorghastrum nutans Yellow Indiangrass Perennial Graminoid 6 ft. detail
SPAM Sparganium americanum American Bur-reed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
SPCY Spartina cynosuroides Giant Cordgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
SPTO2 Spiraea tomentosa Hardhack Perennial Shrub 2-4 ft.: width 3-6 ft. detail
STHE9 Strophostyles helvola Amberique-bean Annual Vine, Forb/herb to 6 ft. (long) detail
SULI Suaeda linearis Southern Sea-blite Annual Subshrub, Forb/herb 6–36 in. detail
SYSU5 Symphyotrichum subulatum Eastern Salt-marsh Aster Annual, Biennial Forb/herb detail
SYTE6 Symphyotrichum tenuifolium Perennial Salt-marsh Aster Perennial Forb/herb detail
TADI2 Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Perennial Tree 50-70 ft. detail
TECA3 Teucrium canadense Canada Germander Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
THPU2 Thalictrum pubescens Common Tall Meadowrue Perennial Forb/herb 4-5 ft. detail
TRVI2 Triadenum virginicum Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort Perennial Forb/herb detail
TRDI2 Trichostema dichotomum Forked Bluecurls Annual Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
TRFL2 Tridens flavus Tall Redtop Perennial Graminoid detail
TRDA3 Tripsacum dactyloides Gama Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
TYAN Typha angustifolia Narrowleaf Cattail Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
TYLA Typha latifolia Broadleaf Cattail Perennial Forb/herb 5-10 ft. detail
UNPA Uniola paniculata Sea Oats Perennial Graminoid detail
VAFU Vaccinium fuscatum Black Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub to 15 ft detail
VEOC Verbesina occidentalis Southern Crownbeard Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
VIDE Viburnum dentatum Southern Arrowwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-8 ft. detail
VINU Viburnum nudum Possumhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 15 feet detail
XYDI Xyris difformis Bog Yelloweyed Grass Perennial Forb/herb 8-30 in. detail
XYFI Xyris fimbriata Giant Yellow-eyed Grass Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail