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A plant that attracts predatory or parasitoid insects that prey upon pest insects. This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Western yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Agastache nepetoides Yellow giant hyssop Perennial Subshrub Sun, Part-shade
Ageratina altissima White snakeroot Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Allium canadense Meadow garlic, Wild garlic, Wild onion Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Allium cernuum Nodding onion Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Amelanchier canadensis Canadian serviceberry, Canadian service-berry, Shadblow serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush, Junebush Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Anemone canadensis Canadian anemone, Round-leaf thimbleweed, Canada anemone, Windflower, Meadow anemone Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Anemone cylindrica Candle anemone, Long-headed thimbleweed, Longhead thimbleweed, Thimbleweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Angelica atropurpurea Purplestem angelica Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Angelica venenosa Hairy angelica Perennial Herb
Antennaria neglecta Field pussytoes, Prairie everlasting Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Antennaria plantaginifolia Woman's Tobacco, Ladies' Tobacco, Everlasting, Mouse Ear, Plantain-leaf Pussytoes Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Apocynum androsaemifolium Spreading dogbane, Bitterroot, Flytrap dogbane Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Apocynum cannabinum Indian hemp, Prairie dogbane, Hemp dogbane, Dogbane Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Arnoglossum atriplicifolium Pale Indian plantain Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Arnoglossum ovatum Ovateleaf cacalia Perennial Herb
Arnoglossum plantagineum Groovestem Indian plantain, Indian plantain, Prairie plantain, Prairie Indian plantain Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Artemisia douglasiana Douglas mugwort, Douglas' sagewort Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias albicans Whitestem milkweed, White-stemmed Milkweed Perennial Subshrub
Asclepias amplexicaulis Clasping milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias arenaria Sand milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias asperula Antelope horns, Spider milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed, Spider antelope-horns Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias asperula ssp. capricornu Antelopehorns, Antelope horns Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Asclepias brachystephana Bract milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias californica California milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias cryptoceras Pallid Milkweed, Humboldt Mountain Milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias engelmanniana Engelmann's milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias eriocarpa Woollypod milkweed Perennial Herb Sun
Asclepias exaltata Poke Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade
Asclepias fascicularis Mexican whorled milkweed, Narrowleaf milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias hirtella Green milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias humistrata Pinewoods milkweed, Sandhill milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata Swamp milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra Swamp milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias lanceolata Fewflower milkweed, Few-flower milkweed, Red milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Asclepias latifolia Broadleaf milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias linaria Pine-needle milkweed, Needle-leaf milkweed Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Asclepias linearis Slim milkweed Perennial Subshrub
Asclepias longifolia Longleaf milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias michauxii Michaux's Milkweed Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Asclepias obovata Pineland Milkweed Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Asclepias oenotheroides Zizotes milkweed, Hierba de zizotes, Longhorn milkweed, Side-cluster milkweed, Primrose milkweed, Lindheimer's milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias ovalifolia Oval-leaf milkweed, Dwarf milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Asclepias perennis Aquatic milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias purpurascens Purple milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias quadrifolia Fourleaf milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Asclepias rubra Red Milkweed, Tall Pink Bog Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias speciosa Showy milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias stenophylla Slimleaf Milkweed, Narrowleaf Milkweed, Narrowleaf Green Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias subulata Rush milkweed, Desert milkweed, Ajamete Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias subverticillata Horsetail milkweed, Poison Milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias sullivantii Prairie milkweed, Sullivant's milkweed, Smooth milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Asclepias syriaca Common milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias texana Texas milkweed, White milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias tomentosa Tuba milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias variegata Redring milkweed, White-flowered milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Asclepias verticillata Whorled milkweed, Eastern whorled milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Asclepias viridiflora Green milkweed, Green comet milkweed, Green antelopehorn milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias viridis Green antelopehorn, Green milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Baccharis pilularis Coyotebrush, Chaparral broom, Coyote bush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Bidens aristosa Bearded beggarticks, Tickseed sunflower Annual Herb Part-shade
Bidens frondosa Devil's beggartick, Spanish needles Annual Herb Part-shade
Bidens laevis Smooth beggartick, Smooth bidens, Smooth bur marigold, Larger bur marigold Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Blephilia ciliata Downy Pagoda-plant, Sunny Woodmint, Ohio Horsemint Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Dry