Forrest Keeling Plants

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Botanical Name     Common Name
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Juglans cinerea

Juglans cinerea

Common Name: Butternut
Native Butternut, or White Walnut, is a slow-growing tree. The butternut is a prized wildlife food.
Juglans nigra

Juglans nigra

Common Name: Black Walnut
Black Walnut, is a fast-growing Midwest native tree of bottomlands and open fields. Its beautiful, fine-grained wood is prized for woodworking and quality veneer. Nutmeats enjoyed by humans and wildlife.
Juglans nigra 'Emma K Grafted'

Juglans nigra 'Emma K Grafted'

Common Name: Emma K Grafted Walnut

Emma K is known for its large oval nut.  Very productive in annual cropping of walnuts.  Emma K has a high percentage of meat while being one of the thinnest shelled black walnuts.

Juglans nigra 'Orchard Selections'

Juglans nigra 'Orchard Selections'

Common Name: Black Walnut

Improved seedling varieties such as Purdue #1, Quick Crop, and Sauber.  Named seedlings are grown from collected seed of clonal grafted varietes in isolated orchards.  These half siblings are a result of cross pollination of a clonal named varieties.  They exhibit improved characteristics of the parent varieties and are improved over regular seedlings with unkown parentage.

Juglans nigra 'Purdue #1'

Juglans nigra 'Purdue #1'

Common Name: Purdue #1 Black Walnut
'Purdue #1' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with good nut production.
Juglans nigra 'Quick Crop'

Juglans nigra 'Quick Crop'

Common Name: Quick Crop Black Walnut
'Quick Crop' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with early nut production.
Juglans nigra 'Sauber'

Juglans nigra 'Sauber'

Common Name: Sauber Black Walnut
'Sauber' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with good nut production.
Juglans nigra 'Sauber Grafted'

Juglans nigra 'Sauber Grafted'

Common Name: Sauber Grafted Walnut

Sauber Grafted Black Walnut is excellent in nut quality.  With thirty percent kernel averaging eighteen nuts per pounds.

Juglans nigra 'Thomas Black'

Juglans nigra 'Thomas Black'

Common Name: Thomas Black Walnut
'Thomas Black' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with good nut production.
Juglans regia 'Carpathian'

Juglans regia 'Carpathian'

Common Name: Carpathian Walnut
'Carpathian' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with good nut production. 'Carpathian' is a cultivar with seed origin in Michigan. It has tolerated winter temperatures as low as -34 degrees.
Juncus effusus

Juncus effusus

Common Name: Soft Rush
Soft Rush is a common wetland species with unique, side stem inflorescence. Blooms from May through September. Soft Rush plants will naturalize forming large clumps when left undisturbed.
Juniperus virginiana

Juniperus virginiana

Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar
Eastern Red Cedar is an upright evergreen. Densely pyramidal when young, pendulous with age. Aromatic. Birds enjoy its blue, berry-like summer cones.
Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica

Common Name: Knautia
Knautia is one of the finest perennials for the border we have seen. It has a very long season of flowering lasting well into the autumn and early winter. Knautia's dense, double, pin cushion scabious like flowers are a brilliantly strong cherry red, a rare colour in border flowers. Makes a large, neat, rounded bushy plant producing many flowers which are excellent for cutting. Easy to grow and undemanding. Flowers summer/autumn.
Koelreuteria paniculata

Koelreuteria paniculata

Common Name: Golden Rain Tree
Golden Raintree is a dense tree with rounded crown. Medium to fast growth. New leaves are purple, turn green, then gold in fall. Yellow flowers cover the entire crown in spring.
Lespedeza virginica

Lespedeza virginica

Common Name: Slender Bush Clover
Slender Bush Clover is a common native species throughout the Midwest. The plant and its seeds are eaten by a variety of wildlife and livestock. It can be identified by its leaves, which are slender and hairy on both surfaces.
Liatris aspera

Liatris aspera

Common Name: Rough Blazing Star
Rough Blazing Star is an upright, clump-forming, native perennial. This wildflower occurs on dry prairies and rights-of-way. Flower spikes are composed of rounded, fluffy, deep rose-purple flower heads (each 3/4" across) which are crowded into long, terminal flower spikes atop rigid, leafy flower stalks.
Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Common Name: Meadow Blazing Star

Fluffy thistle like flower heads, form in an upright clump of rose purple flowers.  Butterflies, hummingbirds, and songbirds love this plant. 

Liatris mucronata 'Cusp Blazing Star'

Liatris mucronata 'Cusp Blazing Star'

Common Name: Cusp Blazing Star

Cusp Blazing Star is a vital plant during fall migration of butterflies and hummingbirds.  A strong rooted perennial, roots can develop and grow as deep as 16 feet.  Cusp clings to poor, infertile, well drained soil.

Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris pycnostachya

Common Name: Prairie Blazing Star
In July and August, unbranched stalks of Prairie Blazing Star bear dense spikes of fuschia flowers on strong stems creating dramatic landscape statement. Nectar-rich flowers of Prairie Blazing Star attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Ligustrum X vicaryi 'Golden Vicary'

Ligustrum X vicaryi 'Golden Vicary'

Common Name: Golden Vicary Privet

Golden Vicary Privet makes an excellent hedge. Good growth rate with dense, semi-evergreen foliage. Newer growth is vibrant gold, maturing to bright green.

Lindera benzoin

Lindera benzoin

Common Name: Spicebush
Spicebush is a broad, rounded multi-stemmed shrub covered with fragrant, yellow-green flowers in March and April. In fall, the aromatic light green leaves of Spicebush turn a deep yellow-gold while birds feed on the small, brilliant red fruits produced on female plants.
Liquidambar styraciflua

Liquidambar styraciflua

Common Name: Sweetgum
The deep green, glossy, star-shaped leaves of Sweetgum turn a wonderful medley of colors in fall ranging from orange to purple to red on a single Sweetgum tree. In the fall, golf-ball size brown fruit with sharp points form.
Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera

Common Name: Tulip Poplar
Tulip Poplar is a stately tree. Pyramidal when young, rounded when mature. Leaves turn golden yellow in fall. Tulip-shaped summer flowers followed by interesting fruit.
Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal Flower
Dozens of brilliant red flowers bloom on Cardinal Flower's strong, upright stems in late summer. Hummingbirds enjoy the nectar of Cardinal Flower.
Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Blue Lobelia
Stout spikes of two-lipped flowers bloom on Blue Lobelia in fall. In optimum growing conditions Blue Lobelia may self-seed forming attractive colonies.