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Great Lakes Pollinator Plant List

Recommended native plants that are highly attractive to pollinators such as native bees, honey bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. Visit Pollinator Conservation Resources Great Lakes Region for additional information. The pollinator resources found on this page support habitat projects in Ontario and northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York. This information provided by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Eutrochium purpureumPurple Joepyeweed
Sweet-scented Joepyeweed
Sweet Joepyeweed
Gentiana andrewsiiClosed Bottle Gentian
Closed Gentian
Bottle Gentian
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 siphiliticaGreat Blue Lobelia
Lupinus perennisSundial Lupine
Wild Lupine
Monarda fistulosaWild Bergamot
Beebalm
Monarda punctataSpotted Beebalm
Spotted Horsemint
Horsemint
Penstemon digitalisMississippi Penstemon
Mississippi Beardtongue
Smooth White Penstemon
Smooth White Beardtongue
Talus Slope Penstemon
Talus Slope Beardtongue
Foxglove Penstemon
Foxglove Beardtongue
Pycnanthemum virginianumVirginia Mountain Mint
Silphium perfoliatumCup Plant
Indian Cup
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