Welcome to American Roots, growers of Michigan wildflowers and native plants

Butterfly Host Plants

Woodland Wildflowers

Prairie Wildflowers

Grasses & Sedges



For your garden, backyard, or lake edge

American Roots is a Michigan Native Plant Nursery located about halfway between Clarkston and Ortonville in the center of Northern Oakland County. We are approximately 7 miles from the I-75 Clarkston/Davison Exit. We grow Michigan Genotype native plants from seed, division and occasionally from plant rescue. The 10 acres we inhabit has vernal pools, wooded wetlands, open field edges, upland Oak-Hickory woodlands and wooded lake frontage on Perry Lake. Most of the plants we grow are from here or very near here, and we specialize in Oakland County Genotype. We are committed to being a Native Plant Nursery “Of this Place”. Occasionally we use seed from other locations when the plant is just too wonderful not to grow. We offer Woodland & Prairie Wildflowers, Grasses, Sedges, Ferns, Vines and a growing number of Shrubs. We carry plants appropriate for shade, sun, rain gardens or lake edges and have extensive gardens to explore containing natives alone and integrated with other ornamentals. We are dedicated to providing a diverse offering of healthy Michigan “American Plants for your American Garden!”

American Roots is owned by Trish Hacker Hennig, a Michigan farm girl from Pinconning with a life-long love for all things wild. We contract grow for landscapers and designers, and consultation and design services are available.

See a video with Trish Hacker Hennig from The Oakland Press, Click Here

Video, Ashlie Smith interviews Trish Hacker Hennig from American Roots. Click Here