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Midwest 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 Midwest Region for additional information. The pollinator resources found on this page support habitat projects in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. This information provided by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Geranium maculatumSpotted Geranium
Wild Geranium
Cranesbill
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
Monarda fistulosaWild Bergamot
Beebalm
Penstemon digitalisMississippi Penstemon
Mississippi Beardtongue
Smooth White Penstemon
Smooth White Beardtongue
Talus Slope Penstemon
Talus Slope Beardtongue
Foxglove Penstemon
Foxglove Beardtongue
Physocarpus opulifoliusAtlantic Ninebark
Common Ninebark
Pycnanthemum tenuifoliumNarrowleaf Mountain Mint
Slender Mountain Mint
Common Horsemint
Salix humilisPrairie Willow
Solidago nemoralisGray Goldenrod
Prairie Goldenrod
Oldfield Goldenrod
Grayleaf Goldenrod
Gray-leaved Goldenrod
Dyersweed Goldenrod
Dwarf Goldenrod
Field Goldenrod
Solidago speciosaShowy Goldenrod
Noble Goldenrod
Symphyotrichum laeveSmooth Blue Aster
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Light requirement
 Sun - 6 or more hrs
 Part shade - 2 to 6 hrs
 Shade - 2 hrs or less

Soil moisture
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 Moist - looks & feels damp
 Wet - saturated

Bloom Time
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 Jul  Aug  Sep
 Oct  Nov  Dec
Bloom Color
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Height (in feet)
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 More than 100

Leaf Arrangement
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Leaf Retention
 Deciduous
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