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Affordable native seed mix to use intstead of grass?

 
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To reduce sediment flowing into the water, bare earth is supposed to have something growing on it. On our private road, there's been a lot of disturbance due to a development going in, which means lots of bare earth. The development has been putting grass seeds on the bare earth. But, since it's a private road and I have an easement on it, I'd like to add some native diversity.

Anyone have any ideas on a wildflower/pollinator/native grass/native plant seed mix that is affordable?
 
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The hard thing with native seed mixes, is that I've heard that they are not usually actually filled with natives. I want mine to be natives, as the road boarders woodland, some of which is protected wetlands, and I don't want anyone mad that I introduced invasive... and so that no one would raise any eyebrows about any of the plants, because they could just as easily be planted by nature as by me.


Here are some of the seed mixes that I found. Is flax native?!

http://www.wildflowermix.com/info/valuemix/northwest.html

Alyssum, Sweet Lobularia maritima
Baby's Breath, Annual Gypsophila elegans
Baby Blue-Eyes    Nemophila menziesii
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Clarkia Clarkia unguiculata
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla
Dwarf Cornflower Centaurea cyanus
Coreopsis, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis lanceolata
Daisy, Shasta Chrysanthemum maximum
Five-Spot Nemophila maculata
Flax, Blue Linum perenne lewisii
Flax, Scarlet Linum grandiflorum rubrum
Gilia, Globe     Gilia capitata
Lupine, Russell       Lupinus polyphyllus
Poppy, California   Eschscholzia californica
Wallflower, Siberian Cheiranthus allionii



https://www.naturesseed.com/wildflower-seed/regional-wildflower-mixes/northwest-wildflower-blend

Bachelor button
Mountain phlox
Farewell-to-Spring
Lance-leaved coreopsis
Plains coreopsis
African daisy
Aspen daisy
Black-eyed Susan
California poppy
Blanket flower
Colorado columbine
Scarlet flax
Lewis blue flax
Lupine wildflowers
Shirley poppy
Penstemon wildflowers
California bluebells
Red Mexican hat
Gilia wildflowers


 
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Many of those are not native!
 
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These looks a bit better:

https://northwestmeadowscapes.com/collections/frontpage/products/native-pollinator-seed-mix  (states that they are 100% native seeds)

Annual Wildflowers 29%

Douglas Meadowfoam (Limnanthes douglasii), Large Flower Collomia (Collomia grandiflora), Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata), Farewell to Spring (Clarkia amoena), Wine Cup Clarkia (Clarkia purpurea), Diamond Clarkia (Clarkia rhomboidea), Sea Blush (Plectritis congesta), Bicolor Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)

Perennial Wildflowers 39%

Springbank Clover (Trifolium wormskioldii), Douglas aster (Symphyotrichum subspicatum), Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris), Western Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Large Camas (Camassia leichtinii), Puget Sound Gumweed (Grindelia integrifolia), Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis), Riverbank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis), Common Camas (Camassia quamash), Bigleaf Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus), Meadow Checkermallow (Sidalcea campestris), Meriwhether Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata 'Meriwhether'), Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa), Prairie Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis)

Grasses 32%

Prairie Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha), Roemer’s Fescue (Festuca romerii), Tufted Hairgrass (Deschampsia ceaspitosa), Meadow Barley (Horedum brachyantherum)




https://www.americanmeadows.com/wildflower-seeds/pacific-northwest/native-pacific-northwest-wildflower-seed-mix Also says it's 100% native...

Achillea millefolium var California California Yarrow
Clarkia amoena Godetia
Clarkia unguiculata Farewell-to-Spring
Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy
Gilia capitata Globe Gilia
Gilia tricolor Bird's Eyes
Layia platyglossa Tidy Tips
Linanthus grandiflorus Mountain Phlox
Linum perenne lewisii    Blue Flax
Lupinus albicaulis Sickle-keeled Lupine
Lupinus polyphyllus Russell Lupine
Mertzelia lindleyi Blazing Star
Nemophila maculata Five Spot
Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue Eyes
Oenothera hookeri Evening Primrose
Phacelia campanularia California Bluebell

 
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