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 Sun - 6 or more hrs
 Part shade - 2 to 6 hrs
 Shade - 2 hrs or less

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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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Monarda fistulosaWild bergamot
Oenothera biennisCommon evening-primrose
King's cure-all
Oenothera rhombipetalaDiamond petal primrose
Four-Point Evening Primrose
Fourpoint evening-primrose
Greater four-point evening-primrose
Opuntia humifusaDevil's-tongue
Low prickly pear
Smooth prickly pear
Prickly pear
Osmorhiza claytoniiClayton's sweetroot
Hairy sweet-cicely
Sweet jarvil
Osmunda claytonianaInterrupted fern
Ostrya virginianaEastern hop-hornbeam
Parthenocissus quinquefoliaVirginia creeper
Pascopyrum smithiiWestern wheatgrass
Panicum virgatumSwitchgrass
Wand panic grass
Penstemon digitalisMississippi penstemon
Mississippi beardtongue
Smooth white penstemon
Smooth white beardtongue
Talus slope penstemon
Talus slope beardtongue
Foxglove penstemon
Foxglove beardtongue
Penstemon grandiflorusLarge penstemon
Large beardtongue
Large-flower penstemon
Large-flower beardtongue
Large-flowered penstemon
Large-flowered beardtongue
Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamiiLapham's phlox
Blue phlox
Sweet william
Physocarpus opulifoliusAtlantic ninebark
Common ninebark
Phlox pilosaDowny phlox
Prairie phlox
Fragrant phlox
Physostegia virginianaFall obedient plant
Obedient plant
False dragonhead
Virginia lions-heart
Pinus resinosaRed pine
Norway pine
Canadian pine
Pinus strobusEastern white pine
Weymouth pine
Platanus occidentalisAmerican sycamore
Polystichum acrostichoidesChristmas fern
Polygonatum biflorumSmooth Solomon's seal
Great Solomon's-seal
Populus deltoidesEastern cottonwood
Carolina poplar
Necklace Poplar
Podophyllum peltatumMayapple
Indian apple
Wild mandrake
Pomme de mai
Podophylle pelt
Polemonium reptansGreek valerian
Jacob's Ladder
Populus tremuloidesQuaking aspen
Prunus americanaAmerican plum
Wild plum
Prunus serotinaBlack cherry
Rum cherry
Prunus virginianaChokecherry
Common chokecherry
Choke cherry
Pycnanthemum virginianumVirginia mountain mint
Quercus albaWhite oak
Northern white oak
Stave Oak
Ridge White Oak
Forked-leaf White Oak
Quercus bicolorSwamp white oak
Quercus macrocarpaBur oak
Burr oak
Savannah oak
Overcup oak
Prairie oak
Mossy-cup oak
Mossy-overcup oak
Blue oak
Quercus palustrisPin oak
Swamp Spanish oak
Quercus rubraNorthern red oak
Ratibida columniferaMexican hat
Prairie coneflower
Upright prairie coneflower
Red-spike mexican-hat
Long-headed coneflower
Ratibida pinnataPinnate prairie coneflower
Grayhead Mexican hat
Yellow coneflower
Grayhead coneflower
Rhus aromaticaFragrant sumac
Aromatic sumac
Lemon sumac
Polecat bush
Rhus glabraSmooth sumac
Rhus typhinaStaghorn sumac
Velvet sumac
Rosa blandaSmooth rose
Early wild rose
Rosa setigera var. tomentosaClimbing rose
Illinois rose
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan
Common black-eyed Susan
Brown-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia subtomentosaSweet coneflower
Sweet black-eyed Susan
Sanguinaria canadensisBloodroot
Salix discolorPussy willow
Glaucous willow
Schizachyrium scopariumLittle bluestem
Sisyrinchium campestrePrairie blue-eyed grass
White-eyed grass
Silphium integrifoliumWholeleaf rosinweed
Entire-leaf rosinweed
Silphium laciniatumCompassplant
Compass plant
Silphium perfoliatumCup plant
Silphium terebinthinaceumPrairie rosinweed
Prairie dock
Solidago nemoralisGray goldenrod
Prairie goldenrod
Old field goldenrod
Grayleaf goldenrod
Gray-leaved goldenrod
Sorghastrum nutansIndiangrass
Yellow indian grass
Solidago speciosaShowy goldenrod
Solidago ulmifoliaElmleaf goldenrod
Elm-leaved goldenrod
Spiraea albaWhite meadowsweet
Sporobolus heterolepisPrairie dropseed
Spartina pectinataPrairie cordgrass
Freshwater cordgrass
Staphylea trifoliaAmerican bladdernut
Symphoricarpos albusCommon snowberry
Symphyotrichum ericoidesWhite heath aster
Heath Aster
Symphoricarpos orbiculatusCoralberry
Indian currant
Thalictrum dasycarpumPurple meadow-rue
Meadow rue
Tall meadow-rue
Thalictrum dioicumEarly meadow-rue
Tilia americanaAmerican basswood
American linden
Lime tree
Bee tree
Typha latifoliaBroadleaf cattail
Common cat-tail
Broad-leaf cat-tail
Uvularia grandifloraLargeflower bellwort
Large-flower bellwort
Uvularia sessilifoliaSpreading bellwort
Straw lily
Wild oats
Sessile-leaf bellwort
Vernonia fasciculataPrairie ironweed
Common ironweed
Verbena hastataSwamp verbena
Blue verbena
Blue vervain
Simpler's joy
Veronicastrum virginicumCulver's root
Viburnum lentagoNannyberry
Sweet viburnum
Viburnum opulus var. americanumAmerican cranberry bush
American cranberrybush viburnum
Cranberry viburnum
Viola pedataBirdfoot violet
Bird's-foot violet
Bird-foot violet
Viburnum prunifoliumBlackhaw
Smooth blackhaw
Blackhaw viburnum
Smooth blackhaw viburnum
Viola sororiaMissouri violet
Common blue violet
Hooded blue violet
Florida violet
Meadow violet
Zizia apteraHeart-leaved meadow parsnip
Heartleaf meadow parsnip
Meadow parsnip
Heartleaf Alexanders
Meadow zizia
Zizia aureaGolden zizia
Golden Alexanders
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