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Iowa Recommended

Commercially available native plant species suitable for planned landscapes in Iowa. Visit our Suppliers Directory to locate businesses that sell native plants or seeds or provide professional landscape or consulting services in this state. Visit the Organizations Directory to locate native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations in this state.

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Actaea pachypodaWhite baneberry
Dolls eyes
Acer rubrumRed maple
Scarlet maple
Soft maple
Actaea rubraRed baneberry
Acer saccharinumSilver maple
Soft maple
White maple
Acer saccharumSugar maple
Northern sugar maple
Adiantum pedatumNorthern maidenhair
Maidenhair Fern
Aesculus glabraOhio buckeye
Texas buckeye
Fetid buckeye
Horse chestnut
Allium canadenseMeadow garlic
Wild garlic
Wild onion
Alnus incanaGray alder
Speckled alder
Allium stellatumAutumn onion
Prairie onion
Amelanchier arboreaCommon serviceberry
Downy serviceberry
Amorpha canescensLeadplant
Leadplant amorpha
Prairie shoestring
Amorpha fruticosaIndigo bush
False indigo bush
False indigo
Desert false indigo
Anemone canadensisCanadian anemone
Round-leaf thimbleweed
Canada anemone
Meadow anemone
Anemone cylindricaCandle anemone
Long-headed thimbleweed
Longhead thimbleweed
Andropogon gerardiiBig bluestem
Andropogon halliiSand bluestem
Aquilegia canadensisEastern red columbine
Wild red columbine
Arisaema triphyllumJack in the pulpit
Indian jack in the pulpit
Asarum canadenseCanadian wild ginger
Wild ginger
Asclepias incarnataSwamp milkweed
Pink Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosaButterflyweed
Butterfly milkweed
Orange milkweed
Pleurisy root
Chigger flower
Asclepias verticillataWhorled milkweed
Eastern whorled milkweed
Athyrium filix-feminaCommon lady fern
Subarctic lady fern
Lady fern
Baptisia albaWhite wild indigo
White baptisia
Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaeaLongbract wild indigo
Cream false indigo
Plains wild indigo
Cream wild indigo
Large-bracted wild indigo
Betula nigraRiver birch
Red birch
Black birch
Water birch
Betula papyriferaPaper birch
Canoe birch
White birch
Bouteloua curtipendulaSideoats grama
Bouteloua gracilisBlue grama
Bromus kalmiiArctic brome
Prairie brome
Wild chess
Campanulastrum americanumAmerican bellflower
Tall bellflower
Carpinus carolinianaAmerican hornbeam
Blue beech
Water beech
Calamagrostis canadensisBluejoint
Callirhoe involucrataWinecup
Purple poppy mallow
Carya ovataShagbark hickory
Carolina hickory
Scalybark hickory
Upland hickory
Shellbark hickory
Caltha palustrisYellow marsh marigold
Yellow marsh-marigold
Carex pensylvanicaPennsylvania sedge
Campanula rotundifoliaBluebell bellflower
Witches' thimble
Carex stipataAwlfruit sedge
Awl-fruited sedge
Stalk-grain sedge
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey tea
Cercis canadensisEastern redbud
Celtis occidentalisCommon hackberry
Northern hackberry
American hackberry
Nettle tree
False elm
Cephalanthus occidentalisCommon buttonbush
Button willow
Celastrus scandensAmerican bittersweet
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifoliumFireweed
Narrow-leaf fireweed
Willow herb
Chamaecrista fasciculataPartridge pea
Sensitive plant
Chelone glabraWhite turtlehead
Cornus alternifoliaAlternateleaf dogwood
Alternate-leaf dogwood
Pagoda dogwood
Corylus americanaAmerican hazelnut
American filbert
Cornus obliquaSilky dogwood
Pale dogwood
Swamp dogwood
Coreopsis palmataStiff tickseed
Stiff coreopsis
Finger coreopsis
Cornus racemosaGray dogwood
Cornus sericeaRed osier dogwood
Red osier
Red-twig dogwood
Crataegus crus-galliCockspur hawthorn
Cockspur thorn
Newcastle hawthorn
Newcastle thorn
Hog apple
Crataegus mollisDowny hawthorn
White thorn
Scarlet hawthorn
Scarlet haw
Red haw
Downy thorn
Desmodium canadenseShowy tick trefoil
Dicentra cucullariaDutchman's breeches
Diervilla loniceraNorthern bush honeysuckle
Northern bush-honeysuckle
Dirca palustrisEastern leatherwood
Western leatherwood
Dodecatheon meadiaEastern shooting star
Shooting star
Pride of Ohio
Prairie pointers
Dryopteris cristataCrested woodfern
Crested wood fern
Buckler fern
Echinacea angustifoliaBlack Samson
Black Samson echinacea
Narrow-leaf Coneflower
Echinacea purpureaEastern purple coneflower
Purple coneflower
Elymus canadensisCanada wild rye
Canadian wildrye
Prairie wildrye
Nodding wildrye
Euphorbia corollataFlowering spurge
Euthamia graminifoliaFlat-top goldentop
Grass-leaved goldenrod
Eupatorium perfoliatumCommon boneset
Eutrochium purpureumPurple joepyeweed
Sweet-scented joepyeweed
Sweet joepyeweed
Fraxinus americanaWhite ash
American ash
Cane ash
Smallseed white ash
Biltmore white ash
Biltmore ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaGreen ash
Red ash
Swamp ash
River ash
Water ash
Darlington ash
Fragaria virginianaVirginia strawberry
Wild strawberry
Gentiana albaPlain gentian
Yellow gentian
Cream gentian
Gentiana andrewsiiClosed bottle gentian
Closed gentian
Bottle gentian
Geranium maculatumSpotted geranium
Wild geranium
Geum triflorumOld man's whiskers
Prairie smoke
Purple avens
Gymnocladus dioicusKentucky coffeetree
Stump tree
Hamamelis virginianaWitch hazel
American witch hazel
Helenium autumnaleCommon sneezeweed
Fall sneezeweed
Autumn sneezeweed
Heliopsis helianthoidesSmooth oxeye
Oxeye sunflower
False sunflower
Heuchera richardsoniiRichardson's alumroot
Prairie alumroot
Helianthus strumosusPaleleaf woodland sunflower
Paleleaf sunflower
Woodland sunflower
Hypericum prolificumShrubby St. Johnswort
Hydrophyllum virginianumEastern waterleaf
Shawnee salad
Virginia waterleaf
Iris virginica var. shreveiShreve's iris
Virginia iris
Southern blue flag
Blue flag
Juniperus communis var. depressaCommon juniper
Old field juniper
Prostrate juniper
Juglans nigraBlack walnut
Eastern black walnut
American black walnut
Juniperus virginianaEastern red cedar
Eastern redcedar
Virginia juniper
Red juniper
Pencil cedar
Carolina cedar
Red savin
Baton rouge
Koeleria macranthaPrairie Junegrass
Prairie Koeler's grass
Lespedeza capitataRoundhead lespedeza
Roundhead bush-clover
Round-headed lespedeza
Round-headed bush-clover
Liatris asperaTall blazing star
Tall gayfeather
Tall liatris
Rough blazing star
Rough gayfeather
Rough liatris
Button snakeroot
Liatris cylindraceaOntario blazing star
Ontario gayfeather
Ontario liatris
Dwarf blazing star
Dwarf gayfeather
Dwarf liatris
Lilium michiganenseMichigan lily
Turk's cap lily
Lilium philadelphicumWood lily
Liatris pycnostachyaPrairie blazing star
Prairie gayfeather
Prairie liatris
Kansas blazing star
Kansas gayfeather
Kansas liatris
Cat-tail blazing star
Cat-tail gayfeather
Cat-tail liatris
Hairy button-snakeroot
Lobelia cardinalisCardinal flower
Lobelia siphiliticaGreat blue lobelia
Malus ioensisPrairie crabapple
Iowa crabapple
Western crabapple
Prairie crab
Iowa crab
Western crab
Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosumFeathery false lily of the valley
False spikenard
False Solomon's seal
Solomon's plume
Mertensia virginicaVirginia bluebells
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