Top Native Pollinator Plants in Your State - The Ultimate Guide

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Did you know that roughly 75 percent of flowering plants and approximately 35 percent of food crops worldwide depend on animal pollinators to reproduce? Are you looking to add some new plants to your garden to support bees, butterflies, and other pollinators?

Before you head to the store, remember that when choosing pollinator plants, it’s important to choose ones that can thrive in your state’s unique climate. Not only are they more likely to survive the season, but they’re also preferred by pollinators.

Not sure where to begin? Outlined below are some of the top native plants for pollinators in (almost) every state. Note: this isn't an exhaustive list of all native plants in each state, however, we did try to include as many natives that are beneficial for pollinators as we could.

Table of Contents

Alabama Native Plants

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Black-Eyed Susan (pictured) is native to Alabama.

 

On the hunt for Alabama native plants? Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a hardy flower (and a perennial, which means it’ll come back every year once you plant it) that does very well with full sun exposure

Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) also survive with full sun exposure and require minimal watering.

Other Native Alabama Plants

Plant Common Name Flower Color  Bloom Time
Aromatic Aster Light Purple Aug-Nov
Bellwort Yellow Apr-May
Big Bluestem n/a Jun-Sep
Bishop's Cap White Apr-Jun
Black-Eyed Susan Yellow May-Oct
Blue Sage Blue Aug-Oct
Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod Yellow Aug-Oct
Blue False Indigo Blue Apr-Jul
Brown-Eyed Susan Yellow Aug-Oct
Butterfly Milkweed Orange Jun-Aug
Button Blazing Star Purple Jul-Oct
Cardinal Flower Red Jul-Sep
Celandine Poppy Yellow Apr-May
Clasping Coneflower Yellow May-Sep
Columbine Dark Pink Apr-Jun
Common Blue Violet Purple Apr-Jun
Common Wood Sedge n/a May-Jun
Common Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Compass Plant Yellow Jun-Sep
Cord Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Cream Violet White May-Jun
Cream Wild Indigo White May-Jun
Culver's Root White Jun-Aug
Cup Plant Yellow Jul-Sep
Downy Wood Mint Purple Jun-Jul
Dwarf Crested Iris Purple May
Early Sunflower Yellow Jun-Sep
Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus Yellow Jun-Jul
Eastern Rosemallow White/Pink Jul-Sep
False Aster White Aug-Oct
Foxglove Beardtongue White Jun-Jul
Golden Alexanders Yellow Apr-Jun
Great Blue Lobelia Dark Purple Jul-Oct
Great Indian Plantain White Jun-Sep
Hoary Mountain Mint Light Pink Jul-Sep
Hairy Wood Mint White Jun-Sep
Heart-Leaved Aster Light Purple Sep-Oct
Indian Grass n/a Aug-sep
Interrupted Fern Green May-Sep
Ironweed Purple Jul-Sep
Jacob's Ladder Purple Apr-Jun
Joe Pye Weed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Lance Leaf Coreopsis Yellow May-Aug
Late Figwort Dark pink Jul-Oct
Little Bluestem n/a Jul-Oct
Mad-Dog Skullcap Purple Jul-Sep
Maidenhair Fern Green May-Sep
Marsh Blazing Star Purple Aug-Sep
Mistflower Blue Sep-Oct
Mountain Mint White Jun-Sep
Narrowleaf Sunflower Yellow Aug-Oct
New England Aster Purple Aug-Oct
New Jersey Tea White Jun-Aug
Nodding Onion Pink Jul-Aug
Obedient Plant Pink Jul-Oct
Ohio Spiderwort Purple May-Jul
Orange Coneflower Orange Jul-Sep
Ozark Bluestar Light Blue Apr-May
Pale Beardtongue Light Purple May-Jul
Plains Oval Sedge n/a Jun-Jul
Prairie Dock Yellow Jul-Sep
Purple Coneflower Pink Jun-Sep
Purple Love Grass n/a Jul-Aug
Purple Prairie Clover Purple Jul-Sep
Pussytoes White Apr-Jun
Rattlesnake Master White Jul-Sep
River Oats n/a Jul-Sep
Rose Mallow Magenta Jul-Sep
Royal Catchfly Red Jul-Aug
Sensitive Fern Green May-Sep
Shadblow White Apr-May
Short's Aster Light Purple Aug-Oct
Showy Goldenrod Yellow Sep-Nov
Shrubby St. John's Wort Yellow Jul-Sep
Side-Oats Grama n/a Aug-Sep
Small-flowered Leafcup White Jun-Sep
Smooth Blue Aster Blue Aug-oct
Smooth Phlox Pink Jun-Sep
Sneezeweed Yellow Aug-Oct
Southern Blue Flag Iris Blue May-Jul
Spider Milkweed Green May-Jun
Spotted Bee Balm Light Purple Jul-Sep
Stiff Goldenrod Yellow Aug-Oct
Swamp Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Swamp Rose Pink Jun-Jul
Sweet Joe Pye Weed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Switch Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Tall Coreopsis Yellow Jul-Oct
Toothwort White Apr-May
Turtlehead White Jul-Sep
Violet Wood Sorrel Light Purple Apr-Jun
Virginia Bluebells Light Purple Apr-May
Western Indian Physic Light Blue May-Jun
Western Sunflower Yellow Jul-Sep
White Wild Indigo White Jun-Jul
Whorled Milkweed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Wild Bergamot Light Purple Jul-Sep
Wild Blue Phlox Blue Apr-Jun
Wild Geranium Pink Apr-Jul
Wild Ginger Dark Purple Apr-Jun
Wild Golden Glow Yellow Jul-Oct
Wild Hyacinth Light Purple May-Jun
Wild Leek Green Jun-Jul
Wild Lupine Blue May-Jul
Wild Petunia Light Blue Jun-Aug
Wild Quinine White Jun-Sep
Wild Strawberry White Apr-Jun
Wingstem Yellow Jul-Oct
Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod Yellow Sep-Nov
Yellow Coneflower Yellow Jul-Sep
Zig Zag Goldenrod Yellow Aug-Oct

 

 

Arkansas Native Plants

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Aromatic Aster (pictured) is native to Arkansas.

 

Of all the Arkansas native plants you can add to your garden, one of the best pollinators is Lemon Bee Balm (Monarda citriodora). This flower has low-to-average water needs and thrives with full and partial sun exposure.

Another good choice is Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), a perennial summer and fall flower that’s great for those who are getting a late start on their gardens.

Other Arkansas Native Plants

Plant Common Name Flower Color  Bloom Time
Aromatic Aster Light Purple Aug-Nov
Bellwort Yellow Apr-May
Big Bluestem n/a Jun-Sep
Bishop's Cap White Apr-Jun
Black-Eyed Susan Yellow May-Oct
Blue Sage Blue Aug-Oct
Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod Yellow Aug-Oct
Blue False Indigo Blue Apr-Jul
Brown-Eyed Susan Yellow Aug-Oct
Butterfly Milkweed Orange Jun-Aug
Button Blazing Star Purple Jul-Oct
Cardinal Flower Red Jul-Sep
Celandine Poppy Yellow Apr-May
Clasping Coneflower Yellow May-Sep
Columbine Dark Pink Apr-Jun
Common Blue Violet Purple Apr-Jun
Common Wood Sedge n/a May-Jun
Common Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Compass Plant Yellow Jun-Sep
Cord Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Cream Violet White May-Jun
Cream Wild Indigo White May-Jun
Culver's Root White Jun-Aug
Cup Plant Yellow Jul-Sep
Downy Wood Mint Purple Jun-Jul
Dwarf Crested Iris Purple May
Early Sunflower Yellow Jun-Sep
Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus Yellow Jun-Jul
Eastern Rosemallow White/Pink Jul-Sep
False Aster White Aug-Oct
Foxglove Beardtongue White Jun-Jul
Golden Alexanders Yellow Apr-Jun
Great Blue Lobelia Dark Purple Jul-Oct
Great Indian Plantain White Jun-Sep
Hoary Mountain Mint Light Pink Jul-Sep
Hairy Wood Mint White Jun-Sep
Heart-Leaved Aster Light Purple Sep-Oct
Indian Grass n/a Aug-sep
Interrupted Fern Green May-Sep
Ironweed Purple Jul-Sep
Jacob's Ladder Purple Apr-Jun
Joe Pye Weed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Lance Leaf Coreopsis Yellow May-Aug
Late Figwort Dark pink Jul-Oct
Little Bluestem n/a Jul-Oct
Mad-Dog Skullcap Purple Jul-Sep
Maidenhair Fern Green May-Sep
Marsh Blazing Star Purple Aug-Sep
Mistflower Blue Sep-Oct
Mountain Mint White Jun-Sep
Narrowleaf Sunflower Yellow Aug-Oct
New England Aster Purple Aug-Oct
New Jersey Tea White Jun-Aug
Nodding Onion Pink Jul-Aug
Obedient Plant Pink Jul-Oct
Ohio Spiderwort Purple May-Jul
Orange Coneflower Orange Jul-Sep
Ozark Bluestar Light Blue Apr-May
Pale Beardtongue Light Purple May-Jul
Plains Oval Sedge n/a Jun-Jul
Prairie Dock Yellow Jul-Sep
Purple Coneflower Pink Jun-Sep
Purple Love Grass n/a Jul-Aug
Purple Prairie Clover Purple Jul-Sep
Pussytoes White Apr-Jun
Rattlesnake Master White Jul-Sep
River Oats n/a Jul-Sep
Rose Mallow Magenta Jul-Sep
Royal Catchfly Red Jul-Aug
Sensitive Fern Green May-Sep
Shadblow White Apr-May
Short's Aster Light Purple Aug-Oct
Showy Goldenrod Yellow Sep-Nov
Shrubby St. John's Wort Yellow Jul-Sep
Side-Oats Grama n/a Aug-Sep
Small-flowered Leafcup White Jun-Sep
Smooth Blue Aster Blue Aug-oct
Smooth Phlox Pink Jun-Sep
Sneezeweed Yellow Aug-Oct
Southern Blue Flag Iris Blue May-Jul
Spider Milkweed Green May-Jun
Spotted Bee Balm Light Purple Jul-Sep
Stiff Goldenrod Yellow Aug-Oct
Swamp Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Swamp Rose Pink Jun-Jul
Sweet Joe Pye Weed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Switch Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Tall Coreopsis Yellow Jul-Oct
Toothwort White Apr-May
Turtlehead White Jul-Sep
Violet Wood Sorrel Light Purple Apr-Jun
Virginia Bluebells Light Purple Apr-May
Western Indian Physic Light Blue May-Jun
Western Sunflower Yellow Jul-Sep
White Wild Indigo White Jun-Jul
Whorled Milkweed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Wild Bergamot Light Purple Jul-Sep
Wild Blue Phlox Blue Apr-Jun
Wild Geranium Pink Apr-Jul
Wild Ginger Dark Purple Apr-Jun
Wild Golden Glow Yellow Jul-Oct
Wild Hyacinth Light Purple May-Jun
Wild Leek Green Jun-Jul
Wild Lupine Blue May-Jul
Wild Petunia Light Blue Jun-Aug
Wild Quinine White Jun-Sep
Wild Strawberry White Apr-Jun
Wingstem Yellow Jul-Oct
Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod Yellow Sep-Nov
Yellow Coneflower Yellow Jul-Sep
Zig Zag Goldenrod Yellow Aug-Oct

 

California Native Plants

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Fireweed (pictured) is native to California.

 

California is a massive state, so there are tons of California native pollinators that you can choose from. For example, the perennial herb Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) tolerates summer dryness very well.

California Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum glutinosum) is another drought-tolerant shrub that pollinators love.

Other Native California Plants

Plant Common Name Flower Color  Bloom Time
Anise Hyssop Light Purple Jun-Aug
Black-Eyed Susan Yellow May-Oct
Blue Grama Green Aug-Oct
Blue Vervain Blue Jun-Aug
Blue False Indigo Blue Apr-Jul
Butterfly Milkweed Orange Jun-Aug
Cardinal Flower Red Jul-Sep
Common Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Common Sunflower Yellow Jun-Sep
California Aster Purple Jul-Sep
California Goldenrod Yellow Jul-Sep
Fireweed Pink Aug-Oct
Foxglove Beardtongue White Jun-Jul
Gaillardia Red/Yellow Jun-Aug
Great Blue Lobelia Dark Purple Jul-Oct
June Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Little Bluestem n/a Jul-Oct
Pearly Everlasting White Jul-Aug
Prairie Sage Blue Jul-Sep
Purple Coneflower Pink Jun-Sep
Purple Love Grass n/a Jul-Aug
Showy Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Side-Oats Grama n/a Aug-Sep
Sneezeweed Yellow Aug-Oct
Swamp Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Switch Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Western Sunflower Yellow Jul-Sep
White Wild Indigo White Jun-Jul
Whorled Milkweed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Wild Bergamot Light Purple Jul-Sep
Wild Golden Glow Yellow Jul-Oct
Wild Lupine Blue May-Jul
Wild Strawberry White Apr-Jun

 

Colorado Native Plants

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White Coneflower (pictured) is native to Colorado.

 

Searching for Colorado native pollinators? White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant flower that new gardeners will love.

Two other good choices are Native Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa) and Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon strictus), both of which attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Other Colorado Native Plants

Plant Common Name Flower Color  Bloom Time
Anise Hyssop Light Purple Jun-Aug
Aromatic Aster Light Purple Jul-Sep
Black-Eyed Susan Yellow May-Oct
Blue Grama Green Aug-Oct
Blue Vervain Blue Jun-Aug
Big Bluestem n/a Jul-Sep
Blue False Indigo Blue Apr-Jul
Butterfly Milkweed Orange Jun-Aug
Cardinal Flower Red Jul-Sep
Common Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Common Wood Sedge Green Apr-Jul
Common Sunflower Yellow Jun-Sep
Compass Plant Yellow Jul-Sep
Cord Grass Green Jun-Aug
California Aster Purple Jul-Sep
California Goldenrod Yellow Jul-Sep
Early Sunflower Yellow May-Jun
Fireweed Pink Aug-Oct
Foxglove Beardtongue White Jun-Jul
Fragrant False Indigo Purple Jun-Jul
Gaillardia Red/Yellow Jun-Aug
Golden Alexanders Yellow May-Jul
Great Blue Lobelia Dark Purple Jul-Oct
Hoary Vervain Purple Jun-Sep
Indian Grass n/a July-Aug
Ironweed Purple Jul-Sep
Joe Pye Weed Pink Aug-Sep
June Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Large Flowered Beardtongue Pink May-Jul
Little Bluestem n/a Jul-Oct
Mad Dog Skullcap Purple Jul-Sep
Meadow Blazingstar Purple Aug-Sep
New England Aster Purple Aug-Sep
Nodding Onion Purple Apr-May
Pearly Everlasting White Jul-Aug
Prairie Alumroot White May-Jul
Prairie Dropseed n/a Aug-Sep
Prairie Sage Blue Jul-Sep
Prairie Smoke Pink Apr-May
Prairie Violet Purple Apr-Jun
Purple Coneflower Pink Jun-Sep
Plains Oval Sedge n/a Jul-Sep
Purple Love Grass n/a Jul-Aug
Purple Prairie Clover Purple Jun-Aug
Pussytoes White Apr-Jun
Sensitive Fern n/a May-Aug
Showy Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Side-Oats Grama n/a Aug-Sep
Smooth Blue Aster Purple Aug-Oct
Snowberry White May-Jul
Sneezeweed Yellow Aug-Oct
Swamp Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Sweet Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Switch Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Western Sunflower Yellow Jul-Sep
Wild Bergamot Pink May-Aug
White Wild Indigo White Jun-Jul
Whorled Milkweed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Wild Bergamot Light Purple Jul-Sep
Wild Golden Glow Yellow Jul-Oct
Wild Lupine Blue May-Jul
Wild Strawberry White Apr-Jun

 

Connecticut Native Plants

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Swamp Milkweed (pictured) is native to Connecticut.

For those who are looking to support bees and other pollinator animals, there are several Connecticut native pollinators to consider.

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a lovely plant that attracts butterflies and bees, and Spotted Geranium (Geranium maculatum) also makes a nice addition to any flower garden.

Other Connecticut Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Pennsylvania Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Plains Oval Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Delaware Native Plants

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Common Milkweed (pictured) is native to Delaware.

If you want to add some Delaware native pollinators to your garden, milkweed varieties are some of your best options.

This includes the Swamp Milkweed plant mentioned above, as well as Common Milkweed (Asclepias syria) and Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa). All of these are perennials and native to the area.

Other Delaware Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Pennsylvania Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Plains Oval Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Florida Native Plants

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Common Ironweed (pictured) is native to Florida.

Many Florida native pollinators can enhance your flower gardens, and several of them are quite low maintenance. For example, Common Ironweed can be found natively in the state and grows well in the humid, moist conditions of Florida.

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) also can survive with full or partial sun exposure and moderate soil moisture.

Other Florida Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Sage

Blue

Aug-Sep

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazing Star

Purple

Jul-Aug

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

False Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Heart-Leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jul-Aug

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

White Tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Georgia Native Plants

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Butterfly Weed (pictured) is native to Georgia.

Among the Georgia native pollinators, Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a stunning choice that thrives in full sunlight.

Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifoloius) also tolerates full sun/minimal shade and doesn’t need much maintenance.

Other Georgia Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Sage

Blue

Aug-Sep

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazing Star

Purple

Jul-Aug

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

False Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Heart-Leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jul-Aug

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

White Tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Zig-zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Illinois Native Plants

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Anise Hyssop (pictured) is native to Illinois.

There are plenty of Illinois native pollinators to add to your garden. For example, Anise Hyssop, which does well with full or partial sunlight and a moderate amount of moisture.

Field Thistle (Cirsium discolor) also attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies and doesn’t require much water once it’s been planted. It's also the host plant for the Painted Lady and the American Lady butterfly.

Other Illinois Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Aromatic Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Beak Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Bishop’s Cap

White Apr-Jun

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Grama

n/a Jun-Oct

Blue Mistflower

Indigo

Sep-Oct

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bradbury’s Monarda

Pink

Jun-Jul

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Celandine Poppy

Yellow

May-Jun

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Compass Plant

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Cream Violet

Cream

Apr-May

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream

May-Jun

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Cup Plant

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Dwarf Crested Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

False Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Great Indian Plantain

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Mountain Mint

White

Jul-Aug

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Heart-leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Hoary Vervain

Blue

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Jacob’s Ladder

Purple

Apr-Jun

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

June Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Yellow

May-Aug

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Meadow Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Nodding Onion

Pink

Apr-Jun

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Obedient Plant

Pink

Jul-Aug

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Ozark Bluestar

Blue

Jun-Jul

Pale Beardtongue

White

May-Jul

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jul-Aug

Palm Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Prairie Alumroot

Green

May-Jul

Prairie Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Prairie Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Prairie Dock

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Onion

Pink

Jul-Aug

Prairie Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Prairie Sage

Green

Jul-Sep

Prairie Smoke

Pink

May-Jun

Prairie Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple

Jun-Jul

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Queen of the Prairie

Pink

Jun-Jul

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

River Oats

n/a

Jun-Oct

Rose Mallow

Pink/Red

Jun-Aug

Royal Catchfly

Red

Jul-Aug

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Shadblow

White

Apr-May

Short’s Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Showy Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Yellow

May-Jun

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Snowberry

White

May-Jul

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-May

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jun-Jul

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Bluebells

Purple

Apr-May

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Western Indian Physic

White

May-Jun

Western Sunflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

White-tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Sep

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Blue Phlox

Blue

May-Jun

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Hyacinth

White

Apr-May

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Petunia

Purple

Jun-Aug

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Quinine

White

Jun-Sep

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Indiana Native Plants

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Purple Prairie Clover (pictured) is native to Indiana.

Among the various Indiana native pollinators, Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea) is a great choice. It’s a perennial that’s highly tolerant of dry conditions and does best in full sunlight.

Another good option is Spotted Cranesbill (Geranium maculatum), which performs well in full and partial sunlight and is relatively drought-tolerant.

Other Indiana Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Aromatic Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Beak Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Bishop’s Cap

White Apr-Jun

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Grama

n/a Jun-Oct

Blue Mistflower

Indigo

Sep-Oct

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bradbury’s Monarda

Pink

Jun-Jul

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Celandine Poppy

Yellow

May-Jun

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Compass Plant

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Cream Violet

Cream

Apr-May

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream

May-Jun

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Cup Plant

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Dwarf Crested Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

False Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Great Indian Plantain

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Mountain Mint

White

Jul-Aug

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Heart-leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Hoary Vervain

Blue

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Jacob’s Ladder

Purple

Apr-Jun

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

June Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Yellow

May-Aug

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Meadow Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Nodding Onion

Pink

Apr-Jun

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Obedient Plant

Pink

Jul-Aug

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Ozark Bluestar

Blue

Jun-Jul

Pale Beardtongue

White

May-Jul

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jul-Aug

Palm Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Prairie Alumroot

Green

May-Jul

Prairie Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Prairie Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Prairie Dock

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Onion

Pink

Jul-Aug

Prairie Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Prairie Sage

Green

Jul-Sep

Prairie Smoke

Pink

May-Jun

Prairie Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple

Jun-Jul

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Queen of the Prairie

Pink

Jun-Jul

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

River Oats

n/a

Jun-Oct

Rose Mallow

Pink/Red

Jun-Aug

Royal Catchfly

Red

Jul-Aug

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Shadblow

White

Apr-May

Short’s Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Showy Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Yellow

May-Jun

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Snowberry

White

May-Jul

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-May

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jun-Jul

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Bluebells

Purple

Apr-May

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Western Indian Physic

White

May-Jun

Western Sunflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

White-tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Sep

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Blue Phlox

Blue

May-Jun

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Hyacinth

White

Apr-May

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Petunia

Purple

Jun-Aug

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Quinine

White

Jun-Sep

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Iowa Native Plants

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Golden Alexanders (pictured) is native to Iowa.

Narrowleaf Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium) is one of many hardy Iowa native pollinators. It’s drought-tolerant and can do well in full sun or partial shade.

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea) are also good choices because, although they do require a moderate amount of water, they can handle full sun and partial sun.

Other Iowa Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Aromatic Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Beak Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Bishop’s Cap

White Apr-Jun

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Grama

n/a Jun-Oct

Blue Mistflower

Indigo

Sep-Oct

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bradbury’s Monarda

Pink

Jun-Jul

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Celandine Poppy

Yellow

May-Jun

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Compass Plant

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Cream Violet

Cream

Apr-May

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream

May-Jun

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Cup Plant

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Dwarf Crested Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

False Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Great Indian Plantain

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Mountain Mint

White

Jul-Aug

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Heart-leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Hoary Vervain

Blue

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Jacob’s Ladder

Purple

Apr-Jun

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

June Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Yellow

May-Aug

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Meadow Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Nodding Onion

Pink

Apr-Jun

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Obedient Plant

Pink

Jul-Aug

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Ozark Bluestar

Blue

Jun-Jul

Pale Beardtongue

White

May-Jul

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jul-Aug

Palm Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Prairie Alumroot

Green

May-Jul

Prairie Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Prairie Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Prairie Dock

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Onion

Pink

Jul-Aug

Prairie Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Prairie Sage

Green

Jul-Sep

Prairie Smoke

Pink

May-Jun

Prairie Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple

Jun-Jul

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Queen of the Prairie

Pink

Jun-Jul

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

River Oats

n/a

Jun-Oct

Rose Mallow

Pink/Red

Jun-Aug

Royal Catchfly

Red

Jul-Aug

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Shadblow

White

Apr-May

Short’s Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Showy Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Yellow

May-Jun

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Snowberry

White

May-Jul

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-May

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jun-Jul

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Bluebells

Purple

Apr-May

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Western Indian Physic

White

May-Jun

Western Sunflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

White-tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Sep

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Blue Phlox

Blue

May-Jun

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Hyacinth

White

Apr-May

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Petunia

Purple

Jun-Aug

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Quinine

White

Jun-Sep

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Kansas Native Plants

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Blue False Indigo (pictured) is native to Kansas.

If you want to plant some Kansas native pollinators, consider Blue False Indigo. Blue False Indigo is a Spring-blooming plant that can handle relatively dry to rmoist soil conditions, as well as full or partial sunlight.

Antelope-Horns Milkweed (Asclepias asperula) is another form of milkweed that pollinators love. It can adapt to various soils and prefers full sun exposure.

Other Kansas Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Aromatic Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Beak Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Bishop’s Cap

White Apr-Jun

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Grama

n/a Jun-Oct

Blue Mistflower

Indigo

Sep-Oct

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bradbury’s Monarda

Pink

Jun-Jul

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Celandine Poppy

Yellow

May-Jun

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Compass Plant

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Cream Violet

Cream

Apr-May

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream

May-Jun

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Cup Plant

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Dwarf Crested Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

False Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Great Indian Plantain

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Mountain Mint

White

Jul-Aug

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Heart-leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Hoary Vervain

Blue

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Jacob’s Ladder

Purple

Apr-Jun

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

June Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Yellow

May-Aug

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Meadow Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Nodding Onion

Pink

Apr-Jun

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Obedient Plant

Pink

Jul-Aug

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Ozark Bluestar

Blue

Jun-Jul

Pale Beardtongue

White

May-Jul

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jul-Aug

Palm Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Prairie Alumroot

Green

May-Jul

Prairie Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Prairie Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Prairie Dock

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Onion

Pink

Jul-Aug

Prairie Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Prairie Sage

Green

Jul-Sep

Prairie Smoke

Pink

May-Jun

Prairie Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple

Jun-Jul

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Queen of the Prairie

Pink

Jun-Jul

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

River Oats

n/a

Jun-Oct

Rose Mallow

Pink/Red

Jun-Aug

Royal Catchfly

Red

Jul-Aug

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Shadblow

White

Apr-May

Short’s Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Showy Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Yellow

May-Jun

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Snowberry

White

May-Jul

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-May

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jun-Jul

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Bluebells

Purple

Apr-May

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Western Indian Physic

White

May-Jun

Western Sunflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

White-tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Sep

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Blue Phlox

Blue

May-Jun

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Hyacinth

White

Apr-May

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Petunia

Purple

Jun-Aug

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Quinine

White

Jun-Sep

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Kentucky Native Plants

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Columbine (pictured) is native to Kentucky.

Among the best Kentucky native pollinators, White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba) is a long-lasting perennial that thrives in full sunlight and is highly drought-tolerant.

Lanceleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata) is also a good pick, especially for those who are planting wildflower gardens. It requires dry-to-moderately moist soil and does best in full sunlight.

Other Kentucky Native Plants

  • Aromatic Aster
  • Bellwort
  • Big Bluestem
  • Bishop’s Cap
  • Blue Sage
  • Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod
  • Brown-Eyed Susan
  • Butterfly Milkweed
  • Button Blazing Star
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Celandine Poppy
  • Clasping Coneflower
  • Columbine
  • Common Blue Violet
  • Common Wood Sedge
  • Compass Plant
  • Cord Grass
  • Cream Violet
  • Cream Wild Indigo
  • Culver’s Root
  • Cup Plant
  • Downy Wood Mint
  • Dwarf Crested Iris
  • Early Sunflower
  • Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Eastern Rosemallow
  • Eastern Smooth Penstemon
  • False Aster
  • Foxglove Beardtongue
  • Golden Alexanders
  • Great Blue Lobelia
  • Great Indian Plantain
  • Hairy Mountain Mint
  • Hairy Wood Mint
  • Heart-Leaved Aster
  • Indian Grass
  • Interrupted Fern
  • Ironweed
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Lance Leaf Coreopsis
  • Lanceleaf Coreopsis
  • Late Figwort
  • Little Bluestem
  • Mad-Dog Skullcap
  • Maidenhair Fern
  • Marsh Blazing Star
  • Mistflower
  • Mountain Mint
  • Narrowleaf Sunflower
  • New England Aster
  • New Jersey Tea
  • Nodding Onion
  • Obedient Plant
  • Ohio Spiderwort
  • Orange Coneflower
  • Ozark Bluestar
  • Pale Beardtongue
  • Plains Oval Sedge
  • Prairie Dock
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Purple Love Grass
  • Purple Prairie Clover
  • Pussytoes
  • Rattlesnake Master
  • Rattlesnake Master
  • River Oats
  • Rose Mallow
  • Royal Catchfly
  • Sensitive Fern
  • Shadblow
  • Short’s Aster
  • Showy Goldenrod
  • Shrubby St. John’s Wort
  • Side-Oats Grama
  • Small-Flowered Leafcup
  • Smooth Blue Aster
  • Smooth Phlox
  • Sneezeweed
  • Southern Blue Flag Iris
  • Spider Milkweed
  • Spotted Bee Bal,
  • Stiff Goldenrod
  • Swamp Milkweed
  • Swamp Rose
  • Sweet Joe Pye Weed
  • Switch Grass
  • Tall Coreopsis
  • Toothwort
  • Turtlehead
  • Violet Wood Sorrel
  • Virginia Bluebells
  • Western Indian Physic
  • Western Sunflower
  • White Wild Indigo
  • Whorled Milkweed
  • Wild Bergamot
  • Wild Bergamot
  • Wild Geranium
  • Wild Ginger
  • Wild Golden Glow
  • Wild Hyacinth
  • Wild Leek
  • Wild Lupine
  • Wild Petunia
  • Wild Quinine
  • Wild Strawberry
  • Wild Sweet William
  • Wingstem
  • Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod
  • Yellow Coneflower
  • Zig Zag Goldenrod

Louisiana Native Plants

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New Jersey Tea (pictured) is native to Louisiana.

If you’re searching for good Louisiana native pollinators, New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) is a versatile plant that can handle dry-to-medium soil moisture levels and partial-to-full sun exposure. This plant can thrive in a variety of places, too, not just New Jersey!

Another good choice is Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), which is better for humid areas that get a lot of sunlight.

Other Louisiana Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Aromatic Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Beak Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Grama

n/a

Jun-Oct

Blue Mistflower

Indigo

Sep-Oct

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bradbury’s Monarda

Pink

Jun-Jul

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bush’s Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Compass Plant

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream

May-Jun

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Cup Plant

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Dwarf Crested Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Early Sunflower

Yellow

May-Jun

False Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

False Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Great Indian Plantain

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Hairy Mountain Mint

White

Jul-Aug

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Heart-leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Hoary Vervain

Blue

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

June Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Yellow

May-Aug

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Nodding Onion

Pink

Apr-Jun

Obedient Plant

Pink

Jul-Aug

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Ozark Bluestar

Blue

Jun-Jul

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jul-Aug

Palm Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Prairie Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Prairie Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Prairie Dock

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Onion

Pink

Jul-Aug

Prairie Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Prairie Sage

Green

Jul-Sep

Prairie Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple

Jun-Jul

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

River Oats

n/a

Jun-Oct

Rose Mallow

Pink/Red

Jun-Aug

Royal Catchfly

Red

Jul-Aug

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Showy Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-May

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Bluebells

Purple

Apr-May

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Western Indian Physic

White

May-Jun

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

White-tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Sep

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Blue Phlox

Blue

May-Jun

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Hyacinth

White

Apr-May

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Petunia

Purple

Jun-Aug

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Quinine

White

Jun-Sep

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Maine Native Plants

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New England Aster (pictured) is native to Maine.

To support pollinators in Maine, New England Asters (Aster novae-angliae) is a good option that thrives in full sunlight, especially when it has access to moist, rich soil.

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is also a favorite among Maine native pollinators that can handle moderate-to-full sun exposure. Like New England Asters, it also needs moist soil.

Other Maine Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Pennsylvania Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Plains Oval Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Maryland Native Plants

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Purple Coneflower (pictured) is native to Maryland.

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a deciduous tree that pollinators love. It requires full-to-partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.

Another good choice for Maryland native pollinators is Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). This flower does well in full sun and partial shade. It can handle a variety of soils as long as they’re properly drained, too.

Other Maryland Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Pennsylvania Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Plains Oval Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Massachusetts Native Plants

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Cardinal Flower (pictured) is native to Massachusetts.

 

Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) has a lovely purple color and is a great pick for those looking for Massachusetts native pollinators. It grows quite tall and is known for attracting pollinator animals like bees and butterflies.

Cardinal Flower is also popular and low maintenance, as it can handle full sunlight easily.

Other Massachusetts Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Pennsylvania Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Plains Oval Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Michigan Native Plants

rattlesnake-master

Rattlesnake Master (pictured) is native to Michigan.

If you’re searching for Michigan native pollinators, Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens) is a good choice for gardens and flower beds. It thrives in full sunlight and handles dry-to-medium soil moisture levels.

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) also handles full sunlight well and doesn’t require much soil moisture to survive and thrive long-time.

Other Michigan Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Aromatic Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Beak Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Bishop’s Cap

White Apr-Jun

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Grama

n/a Jun-Oct

Blue Mistflower

Indigo

Sep-Oct

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bradbury’s Monarda

Pink

Jun-Jul

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Celandine Poppy

Yellow

May-Jun

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Compass Plant

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Cream Violet

Cream

Apr-May

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream

May-Jun

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Cup Plant

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Dwarf Crested Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

False Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Great Indian Plantain

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Mountain Mint

White

Jul-Aug

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Heart-leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Hoary Vervain

Blue

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Jacob’s Ladder

Purple

Apr-Jun

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

June Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Yellow

May-Aug

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Meadow Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Nodding Onion

Pink

Apr-Jun

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Obedient Plant

Pink

Jul-Aug

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Ozark Bluestar

Blue

Jun-Jul

Pale Beardtongue

White

May-Jul

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jul-Aug

Palm Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Prairie Alumroot

Green

May-Jul

Prairie Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Prairie Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Prairie Dock

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Onion

Pink

Jul-Aug

Prairie Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Prairie Sage

Green

Jul-Sep

Prairie Smoke

Pink

May-Jun

Prairie Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple

Jun-Jul

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Queen of the Prairie

Pink

Jun-Jul

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

River Oats

n/a

Jun-Oct

Rose Mallow

Pink/Red

Jun-Aug

Royal Catchfly

Red

Jul-Aug

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Shadblow

White

Apr-May

Short’s Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Showy Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Yellow

May-Jun

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Snowberry

White

May-Jul

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-May

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jun-Jul

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Bluebells

Purple

Apr-May

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Western Indian Physic

White

May-Jun

Western Sunflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

White-tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Sep

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Blue Phlox

Blue

May-Jun

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Hyacinth

White

Apr-May

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Petunia

Purple

Jun-Aug

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Quinine

White

Jun-Sep

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Minnesota Native Plants

gaillardia

Gaillardia (pictured) is native to Minnesota.

Narrow-Leaf Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia) is a lovely option among Minnesota native pollinators. It responds well to full sunlight and doesn’t require much moisture. It’s also more drought-tolerant than other coneflower varieties, such as white and purple coneflower.

Closed Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) is another good, but slightly less hardy, choice. It requires partial shade to thrive, as well as moist (yet well-drained) soil.

Other Minnesota Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Aromatic Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Beak Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Bishop’s Cap

White Apr-Jun

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Grama

n/a Jun-Oct

Blue Mistflower

Indigo

Sep-Oct

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bradbury’s Monarda

Pink

Jun-Jul

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Celandine Poppy

Yellow

May-Jun

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Compass Plant

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Cream Violet

Cream

Apr-May

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream

May-Jun

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Cup Plant

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Dwarf Crested Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

False Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Great Indian Plantain

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Mountain Mint

White

Jul-Aug

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Heart-leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Hoary Vervain

Blue

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Jacob’s Ladder

Purple

Apr-Jun

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

June Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Yellow

May-Aug

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Meadow Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Nodding Onion

Pink

Apr-Jun

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Obedient Plant

Pink

Jul-Aug

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Ozark Bluestar

Blue

Jun-Jul

Pale Beardtongue

White

May-Jul

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jul-Aug

Palm Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Prairie Alumroot

Green

May-Jul

Prairie Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Prairie Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Prairie Dock

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Onion

Pink

Jul-Aug

Prairie Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Prairie Sage

Green

Jul-Sep

Prairie Smoke

Pink

May-Jun

Prairie Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple

Jun-Jul

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Queen of the Prairie

Pink

Jun-Jul

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

River Oats

n/a

Jun-Oct

Rose Mallow

Pink/Red

Jun-Aug

Royal Catchfly

Red

Jul-Aug

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Shadblow

White

Apr-May

Short’s Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Showy Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Yellow

May-Jun

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Snowberry

White

May-Jul

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-May

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jun-Jul

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Bluebells

Purple

Apr-May

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Western Indian Physic

White

May-Jun

Western Sunflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

White-tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Sep

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Blue Phlox

Blue

May-Jun

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Hyacinth

White

Apr-May

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Petunia

Purple

Jun-Aug

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Quinine

White

Jun-Sep

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Mississippi Native Plants

joe-pye-weed

Joe-Pye Weed (pictured) is native to Mississippi.

There are plenty of Mississippi native pollinators that will enhance your garden and support the local pollinator population. One example is Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos), which handles full sun well and average soil moisture levels.

Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium fistulosum) also handles full sunlight well and can tolerate moderate, well-drained soil moisture. 

Other Mississippi Native Plants

Plant Common Name Flower Color  Bloom Time
Aromatic Aster Light Purple Aug-Nov
Bellwort Yellow Apr-May
Big Bluestem n/a Jun-Sep
Bishop's Cap White Apr-Jun
Black-Eyed Susan Yellow May-Oct
Blue Sage Blue Aug-Oct
Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod Yellow Aug-Oct
Blue False Indigo Blue Apr-Jul
Brown-Eyed Susan Yellow Aug-Oct
Butterfly Milkweed Orange Jun-Aug
Button Blazing Star Purple Jul-Oct
Cardinal Flower Red Jul-Sep
Celandine Poppy Yellow Apr-May
Clasping Coneflower Yellow May-Sep
Columbine Dark Pink Apr-Jun
Common Blue Violet Purple Apr-Jun
Common Wood Sedge n/a May-Jun
Common Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Compass Plant Yellow Jun-Sep
Cord Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Cream Violet White May-Jun
Cream Wild Indigo White May-Jun
Culver's Root White Jun-Aug
Cup Plant Yellow Jul-Sep
Downy Wood Mint Purple Jun-Jul
Dwarf Crested Iris Purple May
Early Sunflower Yellow Jun-Sep
Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus Yellow Jun-Jul
Eastern Rosemallow White/Pink Jul-Sep
False Aster White Aug-Oct
Foxglove Beardtongue White Jun-Jul
Golden Alexanders Yellow Apr-Jun
Great Blue Lobelia Dark Purple Jul-Oct
Great Indian Plantain White Jun-Sep
Hoary Mountain Mint Light Pink Jul-Sep
Hairy Wood Mint White Jun-Sep
Heart-Leaved Aster Light Purple Sep-Oct
Indian Grass n/a Aug-sep
Interrupted Fern Green May-Sep
Ironweed Purple Jul-Sep
Jacob's Ladder Purple Apr-Jun
Joe Pye Weed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Lance Leaf Coreopsis Yellow May-Aug
Late Figwort Dark pink Jul-Oct
Little Bluestem n/a Jul-Oct
Mad-Dog Skullcap Purple Jul-Sep
Maidenhair Fern Green May-Sep
Marsh Blazing Star Purple Aug-Sep
Mistflower Blue Sep-Oct
Mountain Mint White Jun-Sep
Narrowleaf Sunflower Yellow Aug-Oct
New England Aster Purple Aug-Oct
New Jersey Tea White Jun-Aug
Nodding Onion Pink Jul-Aug
Obedient Plant Pink Jul-Oct
Ohio Spiderwort Purple May-Jul
Orange Coneflower Orange Jul-Sep
Ozark Bluestar Light Blue Apr-May
Pale Beardtongue Light Purple May-Jul
Plains Oval Sedge n/a Jun-Jul
Prairie Dock Yellow Jul-Sep
Purple Coneflower Pink Jun-Sep
Purple Love Grass n/a Jul-Aug
Purple Prairie Clover Purple Jul-Sep
Pussytoes White Apr-Jun
Rattlesnake Master White Jul-Sep
River Oats n/a Jul-Sep
Rose Mallow Magenta Jul-Sep
Royal Catchfly Red Jul-Aug
Sensitive Fern Green May-Sep
Shadblow White Apr-May
Short's Aster Light Purple Aug-Oct
Showy Goldenrod Yellow Sep-Nov
Shrubby St. John's Wort Yellow Jul-Sep
Side-Oats Grama n/a Aug-Sep
Small-flowered Leafcup White Jun-Sep
Smooth Blue Aster Blue Aug-oct
Smooth Phlox Pink Jun-Sep
Sneezeweed Yellow Aug-Oct
Southern Blue Flag Iris Blue May-Jul
Spider Milkweed Green May-Jun
Spotted Bee Balm Light Purple Jul-Sep
Stiff Goldenrod Yellow Aug-Oct
Swamp Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Swamp Rose Pink Jun-Jul
Sweet Joe Pye Weed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Switch Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Tall Coreopsis Yellow Jul-Oct
Toothwort White Apr-May
Turtlehead White Jul-Sep
Violet Wood Sorrel Light Purple Apr-Jun
Virginia Bluebells Light Purple Apr-May
Western Indian Physic Light Blue May-Jun
Western Sunflower Yellow Jul-Sep
White Wild Indigo White Jun-Jul
Whorled Milkweed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Wild Bergamot Light Purple Jul-Sep
Wild Blue Phlox Blue Apr-Jun
Wild Geranium Pink Apr-Jul
Wild Ginger Dark Purple Apr-Jun
Wild Golden Glow Yellow Jul-Oct
Wild Hyacinth Light Purple May-Jun
Wild Leek Green Jun-Jul
Wild Lupine Blue May-Jul
Wild Petunia Light Blue Jun-Aug
Wild Quinine White Jun-Sep
Wild Strawberry White Apr-Jun
Wingstem Yellow Jul-Oct
Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod Yellow Sep-Nov
Yellow Coneflower Yellow Jul-Sep
Zig Zag Goldenrod Yellow Aug-Oct

Missouri Native Plants

blue-mistflower

Blue Mistflower (pictured) is native to Missouri.

For those who want to find Missouri native pollinators, Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) is an excellent starting point. It can tolerate full sun and partial shade well and does best with naturally moist soils.

Missouri Ironweed (Vernonia missurica) also handles full sun and responds to moderate-to-wet soils. It can survive partial flooding, too.

Other Missouri Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Aromatic Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Beak Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Bishop’s Cap

White Apr-Jun

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Grama

n/a Jun-Oct

Blue Mistflower

Indigo

Sep-Oct

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bradbury’s Monarda

Pink

Jun-Jul

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Celandine Poppy

Yellow

May-Jun

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Compass Plant

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Cream Violet

Cream

Apr-May

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream

May-Jun

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Cup Plant

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Dwarf Crested Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

False Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Great Indian Plantain

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Mountain Mint

White

Jul-Aug

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Heart-leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Hoary Vervain

Blue

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Jacob’s Ladder

Purple

Apr-Jun

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

June Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Yellow

May-Aug

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Meadow Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Nodding Onion

Pink

Apr-Jun

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Obedient Plant

Pink

Jul-Aug

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Ozark Bluestar

Blue

Jun-Jul

Pale Beardtongue

White

May-Jul

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jul-Aug

Palm Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Prairie Alumroot

Green

May-Jul

Prairie Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Prairie Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Prairie Dock

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Onion

Pink

Jul-Aug

Prairie Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Prairie Sage

Green

Jul-Sep

Prairie Smoke

Pink

May-Jun

Prairie Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple

Jun-Jul

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Queen of the Prairie

Pink

Jun-Jul

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

River Oats

n/a

Jun-Oct

Rose Mallow

Pink/Red

Jun-Aug

Royal Catchfly

Red

Jul-Aug

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Shadblow

White

Apr-May

Short’s Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Showy Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Yellow

May-Jun

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Snowberry

White

May-Jul

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-May

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jun-Jul

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Bluebells

Purple

Apr-May

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Western Indian Physic

White

May-Jun

Western Sunflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

White-tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Sep

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Blue Phlox

Blue

May-Jun

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Hyacinth

White

Apr-May

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Petunia

Purple

Jun-Aug

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Quinine

White

Jun-Sep

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Montana Native Plants

wild-bergamot

Wild Bergamot (pictured) is native to Montana.

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is a top pick among Montana native pollinators. This lovely flower attracts a variety of pollinators and grows best in environments with full sun and partial shade.

Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a wild herb that is quite durable and thrives in full sunlight and partial shade. 

Other Montana Native Plants

Plant Common Name Flower Color  Bloom Time
Anise Hyssop Light Purple Jun-Aug
Aromatic Aster Light Purple Jul-Sep
Black-Eyed Susan Yellow May-Oct
Blue Grama Green Aug-Oct
Blue Vervain Blue Jun-Aug
Big Bluestem n/a Jul-Sep
Blue False Indigo Blue Apr-Jul
Butterfly Milkweed Orange Jun-Aug
Cardinal Flower Red Jul-Sep
Common Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Common Wood Sedge Green Apr-Jul
Common Sunflower Yellow Jun-Sep
Compass Plant Yellow Jul-Sep
Cord Grass Green Jun-Aug
California Aster Purple Jul-Sep
California Goldenrod Yellow Jul-Sep
Early Sunflower Yellow May-Jun
Fireweed Pink Aug-Oct
Foxglove Beardtongue White Jun-Jul
Fragrant False Indigo Purple Jun-Jul
Gaillardia Red/Yellow Jun-Aug
Golden Alexanders Yellow May-Jul
Great Blue Lobelia Dark Purple Jul-Oct
Hoary Vervain Purple Jun-Sep
Indian Grass n/a July-Aug
Ironweed Purple Jul-Sep
Joe Pye Weed Pink Aug-Sep
June Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Large Flowered Beardtongue Pink May-Jul
Little Bluestem n/a Jul-Oct
Mad Dog Skullcap Purple Jul-Sep
Meadow Blazingstar Purple Aug-Sep
New England Aster Purple Aug-Sep
Nodding Onion Purple Apr-May
Pearly Everlasting White Jul-Aug
Prairie Alumroot White May-Jul
Prairie Dropseed n/a Aug-Sep
Prairie Sage Blue Jul-Sep
Prairie Smoke Pink Apr-May
Prairie Violet Purple Apr-Jun
Purple Coneflower Pink Jun-Sep
Plains Oval Sedge n/a Jul-Sep
Purple Love Grass n/a Jul-Aug
Purple Prairie Clover Purple Jun-Aug
Pussytoes White Apr-Jun
Sensitive Fern n/a May-Aug
Showy Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Side-Oats Grama n/a Aug-Sep
Smooth Blue Aster Purple Aug-Oct
Snowberry White May-Jul
Sneezeweed Yellow Aug-Oct
Swamp Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
Sweet Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Switch Grass n/a Jul-Sep
Western Sunflower Yellow Jul-Sep
Wild Bergamot Pink May-Aug
White Wild Indigo White Jun-Jul
Whorled Milkweed Light Pink Jul-Sep
Wild Bergamot Light Purple Jul-Sep
Wild Golden Glow Yellow Jul-Oct
Wild Lupine Blue May-Jul
Wild Strawberry White Apr-Jun

Nebraska Native Plants

showy-milkweed

Showy Milkweed (pictured) is native to Nebraska.

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is a type of milkweed and one of many Nebraska native pollinators that you can add to your garden to support butterflies, bees, and other pollinator animals. It’s very durable and thrives in full sunlight and dry-to-medium soil.

Stiff Sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus) is another good pick that likes full sunlight and dry-to-medium soil. 

Other Nebraska Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Aromatic Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Beak Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Bishop’s Cap

White Apr-Jun

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue Grama

n/a Jun-Oct

Blue Mistflower

Indigo

Sep-Oct

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Bradbury’s Monarda

Pink

Jun-Jul

Brown-eyed Susan

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Button Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Celandine Poppy

Yellow

May-Jun

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Compass Plant

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Cream Violet

Cream

Apr-May

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream

May-Jun

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Cup Plant

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Dwarf Crested Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

False Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Great Indian Plantain

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Mountain Mint

White

Jul-Aug

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Heart-leaved Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Hoary Vervain

Blue

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Jacob’s Ladder

Purple

Apr-Jun

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

June Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

Yellow

May-Aug

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Meadow Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Nodding Onion

Pink

Apr-Jun

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Obedient Plant

Pink

Jul-Aug

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Orange Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Ozark Bluestar

Blue

Jun-Jul

Pale Beardtongue

White

May-Jul

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jul-Aug

Palm Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Prairie Alumroot

Green

May-Jul

Prairie Blazingstar

Purple

Jul-Aug

Prairie Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Prairie Dock

Yellow

Jul-Sep

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Onion

Pink

Jul-Aug

Prairie Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Prairie Sage

Green

Jul-Sep

Prairie Smoke

Pink

May-Jun

Prairie Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple

Jun-Jul

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Queen of the Prairie

Pink

Jun-Jul

Rattlesnake Master

White

Jul-Sep

River Oats

n/a

Jun-Oct

Rose Mallow

Pink/Red

Jun-Aug

Royal Catchfly

Red

Jul-Aug

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Shadblow

White

Apr-May

Short’s Aster

Purple

Jul-Sep

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Showy Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Yellow

Jun-Aug

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Yellow

May-Jun

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Smooth Phlox

Pink

Jun-Sep

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Snowberry

White

May-Jul

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-May

Spider Milkweed

Green

Jun-Jul

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Tall Coreopsis

Yellow

Jun-Sep

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Bluebells

Purple

Apr-May

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Western Indian Physic

White

May-Jun

Western Sunflower

Yellow

Jul-Sep

White Wild Indigo

White

May-Jun

White-tinged Sedge

n/a

Jun-Sep

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Blue Phlox

Blue

May-Jun

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Hyacinth

White

Apr-May

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Petunia

Purple

Jun-Aug

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Quinine

White

Jun-Sep

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow

Jul-Aug

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

New Hampshire Native Plants

blue-vervain

Blue Vervain (pictured) is native to New Hampshire.

New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) is a good choice for those looking to enhance their gardens with New Hampshire native pollinators. This pretty purple flower handles full sunlight very well and only requires an average amount of moisture.

Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) is another excellent option. It can handle full sun and partial shade, as well as average and moist soils.

Other New Hampshire Native Plants

Plant Common Name

Flower Color 

Bloom Time

Anise Hyssop

Light Purple

Jun-Aug

Bellwort

Yellow

Apr-May

Black-Eyed Susan

Yellow

May-Oct

Big Leaf Aster

White

Aug-Sep

Big Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Sep

Blue False Indigo

Blue

Apr-Jul

Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Sep

Blue Vervain

Lavender

Jul-Sep

Bottlebrush Grass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Burr Sedge

n/a

Jun-Oct

Butterfly Milkweed

Orange

Jun-Aug

Canada Anenome

White

Apr-Jun

Cardinal Flower

Red

Jul-Sep

Columbine

Light Red

Apr-June

Common Blue Violet

Blue

Apr-Jun

Common Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Common Wood Sedge

Green

Apr-Jul

Cord Grass

Green

Jun-Aug

Culver's Root

White

Jul-Aug

Downy Wood Mint

Purple

Jun-Jul

Early Meadow Rue

Green

Apr-May

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Yellow

Jun-Jul

Fireweed

Pink

Aug-Oct

Foxglove Beardtongue

White

Jun-Jul

Golden Alexanders

Yellow

May-Jul

Great Blue Lobelia

Dark Purple/Blue

Jul-Oct

Hairy Beardtongue

Purple

May-Jun

Hairy Wood Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Honewort

White

Jun-Sep

Indian Grass

n/a

July-Aug

Interrupted Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Ironweed

Purple

Jul-Sep

Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Large Flowered Beardtongue

Pink

May-Jul

Lady Fern

n/a

Jun-Oct

Late Figwort

Red

Jul-Oct

Little Bluestem

n/a

Jul-Oct

Mad Dog Skullcap

Purple

Jul-Sep

Maidenhair Fern

n/a

Jun-Sep

Marsh Marigold

Yellow

Apr-Jun

Meadowsweet

White

Jul-Sep

Mountain Mint

White

Jun-Sep

New England Aster

Purple

Aug-Sep

New Jersey Tea

White

Jul-Oct

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Purple

Apr-Jun

Ohio Spiderwort

Blue/Purple

May-Jun

Ostrich Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Pearly Everlasting

White

Jul-Aug

Pennsylvania Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Plains Oval Sedge

n/a

May-Aug

Prairie Dropseed

n/a

May-Aug

Purple Coneflower

Pink

Jun-Sep

Purple Giant Hyssop

Purple

Aug-Oct

Purple Love Grass

n/a

May-Aug

Pussytoes

White

Apr-Jun

Sensitive Fern

n/a

May-Aug

Showy Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Side-Oats Grama

n/a

Aug-Sep

Slender Mint

White

Jun-Sep

Small-Flowered Leafcup

White

Jun-Sep

Smooth Blue Aster

Purple

Aug-Oct

Sneezeweed

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Spotted Bee Balm

Pink

Jul-Sep

Stiff Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

Swamp Milkweed

Pink

Jun-Aug

Swamp Rose

White/Pink

Jul-Sep

Sweet Grass

n/a

Jul-Sep

Sweet Indian Plantain

White

Jul-Sep

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Pink

Aug-Sep

Switchgrass

n/a

Jun-Oct

Toothwort

White

Apr-May

Turtlehead

White

Jul-Aug

Violet Wood Sorrel

Lavender

Apr-Jun

Virginia Waterleaf

Purple

May-Jun

Whorled Milkweed

Light Pink

Jul-Sep

Wild Bergamot

Light Purple

Jul-Sep

Wild Geranium

Pink

May-Jun

Wild Ginger

Purple

Apr-May

Wild Golden Glow

Yellow

Jul-Oct

Wild Leek

n/a

May-Jul

Wild Lupine

Blue

May-Jul

Wild Strawberry

White

Apr-Jun

Wild Yam

Green

Jun-Jul

Yellow Pimpernel

Yellow

May-Jul

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Yellow

Aug-Oct

    New Jersey Native Plants

    northern-blue-flag-iris

    Northern Blue Flag Iris (pictured) is native to New Jersey.

    Cockspur Hawthorn (Crataegus crus-galli) is an easy-to-grow tree that loves full sunlight and a moderate amount of moisture. It’s also a great choice for those looking to add New Jersey native pollinators to city gardens.

    Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) also responds well to full sunlight and moderate soil moisture levels.  

    Other New Jersey Native Plants

    Plant Common Name

    Flower Color 

    Bloom Time

    Anise Hyssop

    Light Purple

    Jun-Aug

    Bellwort

    Yellow

    Apr-May

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Yellow

    May-Oct

    Big Leaf Aster

    White

    Aug-Sep

    Big Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Blue False Indigo

    Blue

    Apr-Jul

    Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Sep

    Blue Vervain

    Lavender

    Jul-Sep

    Bottlebrush Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Burr Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Butterfly Milkweed

    Orange

    Jun-Aug

    Canada Anenome

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Cardinal Flower

    Red

    Jul-Sep

    Columbine

    Light Red

    Apr-June

    Common Blue Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Common Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Common Wood Sedge

    Green

    Apr-Jul

    Cord Grass

    Green

    Jun-Aug

    Culver's Root

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Downy Wood Mint

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Early Meadow Rue

    Green

    Apr-May

    Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

    Yellow

    Jun-Jul

    Fireweed

    Pink

    Aug-Oct

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    White

    Jun-Jul

    Golden Alexanders

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Great Blue Lobelia

    Dark Purple/Blue

    Jul-Oct

    Hairy Beardtongue

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Hairy Wood Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Honewort

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Indian Grass

    n/a

    July-Aug

    Interrupted Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Ironweed

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Joe Pye Weed

    Pink

    Aug-Sep

    Large Flowered Beardtongue

    Pink

    May-Jul

    Lady Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Late Figwort

    Red

    Jul-Oct

    Little Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Oct

    Mad Dog Skullcap

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Maidenhair Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Marsh Marigold

    Yellow

    Apr-Jun

    Meadowsweet

    White

    Jul-Sep

    Mountain Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    New England Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    New Jersey Tea

    White

    Jul-Oct

    Northern Blue Flag Iris

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Ohio Spiderwort

    Blue/Purple

    May-Jun

    Ostrich Fern

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Pearly Everlasting

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Pennsylvania Sedge

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Plains Oval Sedge

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Prairie Dropseed

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Purple Giant Hyssop

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Purple Love Grass

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Pussytoes

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Sensitive Fern

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Showy Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Side-Oats Grama

    n/a

    Aug-Sep

    Slender Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Small-Flowered Leafcup

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Smooth Blue Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Sneezeweed

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Spotted Bee Balm

    Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Stiff Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Swamp Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Swamp Rose

    White/Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Grass

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Indian Plantain

    White

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Joe Pye Weed

    Pink

    Aug-Sep

    Switchgrass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Toothwort

    White

    Apr-May

    Turtlehead

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Lavender

    Apr-Jun

    Virginia Waterleaf

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Whorled Milkweed

    Light Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Bergamot

    Light Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Geranium

    Pink

    May-Jun

    Wild Ginger

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Wild Golden Glow

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Wild Leek

    n/a

    May-Jul

    Wild Lupine

    Blue

    May-Jul

    Wild Strawberry

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Wild Yam

    Green

    Jun-Jul

    Yellow Pimpernel

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Zig Zag Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    New Mexico Native Plants

    early-sunflower

    Early Sunflower  (pictured) is native to New Mexico.

    Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera lyrata) is one of the best options to consider among New Mexico native pollinators. It thrives in full sunlight and can tolerate moderate-to-dry soils.

    Desert Willow is another good choice that is extremely heat and drought-tolerant (perfect for the hot and dry New Mexico climate) and thrives in well-drained soil.

    Other New Mexico Native Plants

    Plant Common Name

    Flower Color 

    Bloom Time

    Aromatic Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Beak Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bellwort

    Yellow

    Apr-May

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Yellow

    May-Oct

    Big Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Blue False Indigo

    Blue

    Apr-Jul

    Blue Grama

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Blue Mistflower

    Indigo

    Sep-Oct

    Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Blue Vervain

    Lavender

    Jul-Sep

    Bottlebrush Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bradbury’s Monarda

    Pink

    Jun-Jul

    Brown-eyed Susan

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Burr Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bush’s Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Butterfly Milkweed

    Orange

    Jun-Aug

    Button Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Cardinal Flower

    Red

    Jul-Sep

    Columbine

    Light Red

    Apr-June

    Common Blue Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Common Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Common Wood Sedge

    Green

    Apr-Jul

    Compass Plant

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Cord Grass

    Green

    Jun-Aug

    Cream Wild Indigo

    Cream

    May-Jun

    Culver's Root

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Cup Plant

    Yellow

    Aug-Sep

    Downy Wood Mint

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Dwarf Crested Iris

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Early Meadow Rue

    Green

    Apr-May

    Early Sunflower

    Yellow

    May-Jun

    False Aster

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Fireweed

    Pink

    Aug-Oct

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    White

    Jun-Jul

    False Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    Golden Alexanders

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Great Blue Lobelia

    Dark Purple/Blue

    Jul-Oct

    Great Indian Plantain

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    Hairy Mountain Mint

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Hairy Wood Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Heart-leaved Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    Hoary Vervain

    Blue

    Jun-Sep

    Indian Grass

    n/a

    July-Aug

    Ironweed

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    June Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Lance Leaf Coreopsis

    Yellow

    May-Aug

    Large Flowered Beardtongue

    Pink

    May-Jul

    Lady Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Late Figwort

    Red

    Jul-Oct

    Little Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Oct

    Mad Dog Skullcap

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Maidenhair Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Mountain Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    New England Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    New Jersey Tea

    White

    Jul-Oct

    Nodding Onion

    Pink

    Apr-Jun

    Obedient Plant

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Ohio Spiderwort

    Blue/Purple

    May-Jun

    Orange Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Ozark Bluestar

    Blue

    Jun-Jul

    Pale Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Palm Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Prairie Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Coreopsis

    Yellow

    Jun-Aug

    Prairie Dock

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    Prairie Dropseed

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Prairie Onion

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Pussytoes

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Prairie Sage

    Green

    Jul-Sep

    Prairie Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Purple Love Grass

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Purple Prairie Clover

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Rattlesnake Master

    White

    Jul-Sep

    River Oats

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Rose Mallow

    Pink/Red

    Jun-Aug

    Royal Catchfly

    Red

    Jul-Aug

    Showy Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Showy Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Shrubby St. John’s Wort

    Yellow

    Jun-Aug

    Side-Oats Grama

    n/a

    Aug-Sep

    Slender Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Small-Flowered Leafcup

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Smooth Blue Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Smooth Phlox

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Sneezeweed

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Southern Blue Flag Iris

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Spotted Bee Balm

    Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Stiff Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Swamp Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Switchgrass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Tall Coreopsis

    Yellow

    Jun-Sep

    Toothwort

    White

    Apr-May

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Lavender

    Apr-Jun

    Virginia Bluebells

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Virginia Waterleaf

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Western Indian Physic

    White

    May-Jun

    White Wild Indigo

    White

    May-Jun

    White-tinged Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Whorled Milkweed

    Light Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Bergamot

    Light Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Blue Phlox

    Blue

    May-Jun

    Wild Geranium

    Pink

    May-Jun

    Wild Ginger

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Wild Golden Glow

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Wild Hyacinth

    White

    Apr-May

    Wild Leek

    n/a

    May-Jul

    Wild Petunia

    Purple

    Jun-Aug

    Wild Strawberry

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Wild Quinine

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Wild Yam

    Green

    Jun-Jul

    Yellow Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Yellow Pimpernel

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Zig Zag Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    New York Native Plants

    ohio-spiderwort

    Ohio Spiderwort (pictured) is native to New York.

    Carolina Silverbell (Halesia carolina) is a flowering tree with blooms that are great for New York native pollinators. This tree loves full sunlight and partial shade and is easy to grow in average-type soils.

    Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is another full-sun-loving flowering tree that attracts New York pollinator animals in the late spring.

    Other New York Native Plants

    Plant Common Name

    Flower Color 

    Bloom Time

    Anise Hyssop

    Light Purple

    Jun-Aug

    Bellwort

    Yellow

    Apr-May

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Yellow

    May-Oct

    Big Leaf Aster

    White

    Aug-Sep

    Big Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Blue False Indigo

    Blue

    Apr-Jul

    Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Sep

    Blue Vervain

    Lavender

    Jul-Sep

    Bottlebrush Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Burr Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Butterfly Milkweed

    Orange

    Jun-Aug

    Canada Anenome

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Cardinal Flower

    Red

    Jul-Sep

    Columbine

    Light Red

    Apr-June

    Common Blue Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Common Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Common Wood Sedge

    Green

    Apr-Jul

    Cord Grass

    Green

    Jun-Aug

    Culver's Root

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Downy Wood Mint

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Early Meadow Rue

    Green

    Apr-May

    Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

    Yellow

    Jun-Jul

    Fireweed

    Pink

    Aug-Oct

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    White

    Jun-Jul

    Golden Alexanders

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Great Blue Lobelia

    Dark Purple/Blue

    Jul-Oct

    Hairy Beardtongue

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Hairy Wood Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Honewort

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Indian Grass

    n/a

    July-Aug

    Interrupted Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Ironweed

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Joe Pye Weed

    Pink

    Aug-Sep

    Large Flowered Beardtongue

    Pink

    May-Jul

    Lady Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Late Figwort

    Red

    Jul-Oct

    Little Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Oct

    Mad Dog Skullcap

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Maidenhair Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Marsh Marigold

    Yellow

    Apr-Jun

    Meadowsweet

    White

    Jul-Sep

    Mountain Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    New England Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    New Jersey Tea

    White

    Jul-Oct

    Northern Blue Flag Iris

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Ohio Spiderwort

    Blue/Purple

    May-Jun

    Ostrich Fern

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Pearly Everlasting

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Pennsylvania Sedge

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Plains Oval Sedge

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Prairie Dropseed

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Purple Giant Hyssop

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Purple Love Grass

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Pussytoes

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Sensitive Fern

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Showy Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Side-Oats Grama

    n/a

    Aug-Sep

    Slender Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Small-Flowered Leafcup

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Smooth Blue Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Sneezeweed

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Spotted Bee Balm

    Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Stiff Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Swamp Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Swamp Rose

    White/Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Grass

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Indian Plantain

    White

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Joe Pye Weed

    Pink

    Aug-Sep

    Switchgrass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Toothwort

    White

    Apr-May

    Turtlehead

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Lavender

    Apr-Jun

    Virginia Waterleaf

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Whorled Milkweed

    Light Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Bergamot

    Light Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Geranium

    Pink

    May-Jun

    Wild Ginger

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Wild Golden Glow

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Wild Leek

    n/a

    May-Jul

    Wild Lupine

    Blue

    May-Jul

    Wild Strawberry

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Wild Yam

    Green

    Jun-Jul

    Yellow Pimpernel

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Zig Zag Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    North Carolina Native Plants

    downy-phlox

    Downy Phlox (pictured) is native to North Carolina.

    As far as North Carolina native pollinators go, Blanket Flower (Gaillardia) is a popular perennial. It handles full sunlight very well and requires moderately moist, well-drained soil.

    Downy Phlox (Phlox paniculata) is also a popular choice that responds best to full sun (or light shade) and moderate amounts of moisture.

    Other North Carolina Native Plants

     

    Plant Common Name

    Flower Color 

    Bloom Time

    Big Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Blue False Indigo

    Blue

    Apr-Jul

    Blue Sage

    Blue

    Aug-Sep

    Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Blue Vervain

    Lavender

    Jul-Sep

    Brown-eyed Susan

    Yellow

    Aug-Sep

    Burr Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Butterfly Milkweed

    Orange

    Jun-Aug

    Button Blazing Star

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Cardinal Flower

    Red

    Jul-Sep

    Columbine

    Light Red

    Apr-June

    Common Blue Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Common Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Common Wood Sedge

    Green

    Apr-Jul

    Culver's Root

    White

    Jul-Aug

    False Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    Golden Alexanders

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Heart-Leaved Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Honewort

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Indian Grass

    n/a

    July-Aug

    Ironweed

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Late Figwort

    Red

    Jul-Oct

    Little Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Oct

    Mad Dog Skullcap

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    New Jersey Tea

    White

    Jul-Oct

    Ohio Spiderwort

    Blue/Purple

    May-Jun

    Orange Coneflower

    Yellow

    Aug-Sep

    Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Purple Love Grass

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Pussytoes

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Rattlesnake Master

    White

    Jul-Sep

    Sensitive Fern

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Slender Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Smooth Blue Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Smooth Phlox

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Sneezeweed

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Spider Milkweed

    Green

    Jul-Aug

    Spotted Bee Balm

    Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Swamp Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Swamp Rose

    White/Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Grass

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Joe Pye Weed

    Pink

    Aug-Sep

    Switchgrass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Tall Coreopsis

    Yellow

    Jun-Sep

    Toothwort

    White

    Apr-May

    Turtlehead

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Lavender

    Apr-Jun

    White Tinged Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    White Wild Indigo

    White

    May-Jun

    Whorled Milkweed

    Light Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Bergamot

    Light Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Geranium

    Pink

    May-Jun

    Wild Golden Glow

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Wild Lupine

    Blue

    May-Jul

    Wild Strawberry

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Wild Yam

    Green

    Jun-Jul

    Yellow Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    Zig-zag Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    North Dakota Native Plants

    prairie-smoke

    Prairie Smoke (pictured) is native to North Dakota.

    Rocky Mountain Beeplant (Cleome serrulata) is one of the best options for North Dakota native pollinators, especially when added to butterfly gardens. It performs best in full sunlight or very light shade and dry-to-medium soil.

    Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense) also handles full sunlight and partial shade well, as well as dry-to-moist soil.

    Other North Dakota Native Plants

    Plant Common Name

    Flower Color 

    Bloom Time

    Anise Hyssop

    Light Purple

    Jun-Aug

    Aromatic Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Beak Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bellwort

    Yellow

    Apr-May

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Yellow

    May-Oct

    Big Leaf Aster

    White

    Aug-Sep

    Big Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Bishop’s Cap

    White Apr-Jun

    Blue False Indigo

    Blue

    Apr-Jul

    Blue Grama

    n/a Jun-Oct

    Blue Mistflower

    Indigo

    Sep-Oct

    Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Blue Vervain

    Lavender

    Jul-Sep

    Bottlebrush Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bradbury’s Monarda

    Pink

    Jun-Jul

    Brown-eyed Susan

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Burr Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Butterfly Milkweed

    Orange

    Jun-Aug

    Button Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Canada Anenome

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Cardinal Flower

    Red

    Jul-Sep

    Celandine Poppy

    Yellow

    May-Jun

    Columbine

    Light Red

    Apr-June

    Common Blue Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Common Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Common Wood Sedge

    Green

    Apr-Jul

    Compass Plant

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Cord Grass

    Green

    Jun-Aug

    Cream Violet

    Cream

    Apr-May

    Cream Wild Indigo

    Cream

    May-Jun

    Culver's Root

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Cup Plant

    Yellow

    Aug-Sep

    Downy Wood Mint

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Dwarf Crested Iris

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Early Meadow Rue

    Green

    Apr-May

    Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

    Yellow

    Jun-Jul

    False Aster

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Fireweed

    Pink

    Aug-Oct

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    White

    Jun-Jul

    Golden Alexanders

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Great Blue Lobelia

    Dark Purple/Blue

    Jul-Oct

    Great Indian Plantain

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    Hairy Beardtongue

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Hairy Mountain Mint

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Hairy Wood Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Heart-leaved Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    Honewort

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Hoary Vervain

    Blue

    Jun-Sep

    Indian Grass

    n/a

    July-Aug

    Interrupted Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Ironweed

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Jacob’s Ladder

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Joe Pye Weed

    Pink

    Aug-Sep

    June Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Lance Leaf Coreopsis

    Yellow

    May-Aug

    Large Flowered Beardtongue

    Pink

    May-Jul

    Lady Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Late Figwort

    Red

    Jul-Oct

    Little Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Oct

    Mad Dog Skullcap

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Maidenhair Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Marsh Marigold

    Yellow

    Apr-Jun

    Meadowsweet

    White

    Jul-Sep

    Meadow Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Mountain Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    New England Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    New Jersey Tea

    White

    Jul-Oct

    Nodding Onion

    Pink

    Apr-Jun

    Northern Blue Flag Iris

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Obedient Plant

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Ohio Spiderwort

    Blue/Purple

    May-Jun

    Orange Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Ostrich Fern

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Ozark Bluestar

    Blue

    Jun-Jul

    Pale Beardtongue

    White

    May-Jul

    Pale Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Palm Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Pearly Everlasting

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Alumroot

    Green

    May-Jul

    Prairie Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Coreopsis

    Yellow

    Jun-Aug

    Prairie Dock

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    Prairie Dropseed

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Prairie Onion

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Pussytoes

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Prairie Sage

    Green

    Jul-Sep

    Prairie Smoke

    Pink

    May-Jun

    Prairie Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Purple Giant Hyssop

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Purple Love Grass

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Purple Prairie Clover

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Pussytoes

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Queen of the Prairie

    Pink

    Jun-Jul

    Rattlesnake Master

    White

    Jul-Sep

    River Oats

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Rose Mallow

    Pink/Red

    Jun-Aug

    Royal Catchfly

    Red

    Jul-Aug

    Sensitive Fern

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Shadblow

    White

    Apr-May

    Short’s Aster

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Showy Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Showy Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Shrubby St. John’s Wort

    Yellow

    Jun-Aug

    Side-Oats Grama

    n/a

    Aug-Sep

    Slender Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Small Yellow Wild Indigo

    Yellow

    May-Jun

    Small-Flowered Leafcup

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Smooth Blue Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Smooth Phlox

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Sneezeweed

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Snowberry

    White

    May-Jul

    Southern Blue Flag Iris

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Spider Milkweed

    Green

    Jun-Jul

    Spotted Bee Balm

    Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Stiff Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Swamp Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Swamp Rose

    White/Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Grass

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Indian Plantain

    White

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Joe Pye Weed

    Pink

    Aug-Sep

    Switchgrass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Tall Coreopsis

    Yellow

    Jun-Sep

    Toothwort

    White

    Apr-May

    Turtlehead

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Lavender

    Apr-Jun

    Virginia Bluebells

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Virginia Waterleaf

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Western Indian Physic

    White

    May-Jun

    Western Sunflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    White Wild Indigo

    White

    May-Jun

    White-tinged Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Whorled Milkweed

    Light Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Bergamot

    Light Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Blue Phlox

    Blue

    May-Jun

    Wild Geranium

    Pink

    May-Jun

    Wild Ginger

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Wild Golden Glow

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Wild Hyacinth

    White

    Apr-May

    Wild Leek

    n/a

    May-Jul

    Wild Lupine

    Blue

    May-Jul

    Wild Petunia

    Purple

    Jun-Aug

    Wild Strawberry

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Wild Quinine

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Wild Yam

    Green

    Jun-Jul

    Yellow Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Yellow Pimpernel

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Zig Zag Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Ohio Native Plants

    foxglove-beardtongue

    Foxglove Beardtongue  (pictured) is native to Ohio.

    Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) is a favorite among the many Ohio native pollinators. It requires well-drained soil to thrive, but it is still quite adaptable and can handle full and partial sunlight.

    Another good choice is Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), which loves full sunlight and dry-to-moderately-moist soil.

    Other Ohio Native Plants

    Plant Common Name

    Flower Color 

    Bloom Time

    Anise Hyssop

    Light Purple

    Jun-Aug

    Aromatic Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Beak Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bellwort

    Yellow

    Apr-May

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Yellow

    May-Oct

    Big Leaf Aster

    White

    Aug-Sep

    Big Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Bishop’s Cap

    White Apr-Jun

    Blue False Indigo

    Blue

    Apr-Jul

    Blue Grama

    n/a Jun-Oct

    Blue Mistflower

    Indigo

    Sep-Oct

    Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Blue Vervain

    Lavender

    Jul-Sep

    Bottlebrush Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bradbury’s Monarda

    Pink

    Jun-Jul

    Brown-eyed Susan

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Burr Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Butterfly Milkweed

    Orange

    Jun-Aug

    Button Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Canada Anenome

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Cardinal Flower

    Red

    Jul-Sep

    Celandine Poppy

    Yellow

    May-Jun

    Columbine

    Light Red

    Apr-June

    Common Blue Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Common Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Common Wood Sedge

    Green

    Apr-Jul

    Compass Plant

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Cord Grass

    Green

    Jun-Aug

    Cream Violet

    Cream

    Apr-May

    Cream Wild Indigo

    Cream

    May-Jun

    Culver's Root

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Cup Plant

    Yellow

    Aug-Sep

    Downy Wood Mint

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Dwarf Crested Iris

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Early Meadow Rue

    Green

    Apr-May

    Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

    Yellow

    Jun-Jul

    False Aster

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Fireweed

    Pink

    Aug-Oct

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    White

    Jun-Jul

    Golden Alexanders

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Great Blue Lobelia

    Dark Purple/Blue

    Jul-Oct

    Great Indian Plantain

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    Hairy Beardtongue

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Hairy Mountain Mint

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Hairy Wood Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Heart-leaved Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    Honewort

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Hoary Vervain

    Blue

    Jun-Sep

    Indian Grass

    n/a

    July-Aug

    Interrupted Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Ironweed

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Jacob’s Ladder

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Joe Pye Weed

    Pink

    Aug-Sep

    June Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Lance Leaf Coreopsis

    Yellow

    May-Aug

    Large Flowered Beardtongue

    Pink

    May-Jul

    Lady Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Late Figwort

    Red

    Jul-Oct

    Little Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Oct

    Mad Dog Skullcap

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Maidenhair Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Marsh Marigold

    Yellow

    Apr-Jun

    Meadowsweet

    White

    Jul-Sep

    Meadow Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Mountain Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    New England Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    New Jersey Tea

    White

    Jul-Oct

    Nodding Onion

    Pink

    Apr-Jun

    Northern Blue Flag Iris

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Obedient Plant

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Ohio Spiderwort

    Blue/Purple

    May-Jun

    Orange Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Ostrich Fern

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Ozark Bluestar

    Blue

    Jun-Jul

    Pale Beardtongue

    White

    May-Jul

    Pale Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Palm Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Pearly Everlasting

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Alumroot

    Green

    May-Jul

    Prairie Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Coreopsis

    Yellow

    Jun-Aug

    Prairie Dock

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    Prairie Dropseed

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Prairie Onion

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Pussytoes

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Prairie Sage

    Green

    Jul-Sep

    Prairie Smoke

    Pink

    May-Jun

    Prairie Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Purple Giant Hyssop

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Purple Love Grass

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Purple Prairie Clover

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Pussytoes

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Queen of the Prairie

    Pink

    Jun-Jul

    Rattlesnake Master

    White

    Jul-Sep

    River Oats

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Rose Mallow

    Pink/Red

    Jun-Aug

    Royal Catchfly

    Red

    Jul-Aug

    Sensitive Fern

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Shadblow

    White

    Apr-May

    Short’s Aster

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Showy Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Showy Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Shrubby St. John’s Wort

    Yellow

    Jun-Aug

    Side-Oats Grama

    n/a

    Aug-Sep

    Slender Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Small Yellow Wild Indigo

    Yellow

    May-Jun

    Small-Flowered Leafcup

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Smooth Blue Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Smooth Phlox

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Sneezeweed

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Snowberry

    White

    May-Jul

    Southern Blue Flag Iris

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Spider Milkweed

    Green

    Jun-Jul

    Spotted Bee Balm

    Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Stiff Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Swamp Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Swamp Rose

    White/Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Grass

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Indian Plantain

    White

    Jul-Sep

    Sweet Joe Pye Weed

    Pink

    Aug-Sep

    Switchgrass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Tall Coreopsis

    Yellow

    Jun-Sep

    Toothwort

    White

    Apr-May

    Turtlehead

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Lavender

    Apr-Jun

    Virginia Bluebells

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Virginia Waterleaf

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Western Indian Physic

    White

    May-Jun

    Western Sunflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    White Wild Indigo

    White

    May-Jun

    White-tinged Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Whorled Milkweed

    Light Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Bergamot

    Light Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Blue Phlox

    Blue

    May-Jun

    Wild Geranium

    Pink

    May-Jun

    Wild Ginger

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Wild Golden Glow

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Wild Hyacinth

    White

    Apr-May

    Wild Leek

    n/a

    May-Jul

    Wild Lupine

    Blue

    May-Jul

    Wild Petunia

    Purple

    Jun-Aug

    Wild Strawberry

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Wild Quinine

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Wild Yam

    Green

    Jun-Jul

    Yellow Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Yellow Pimpernel

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Zig Zag Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Oklahoma Native Plants

    purple-poppy-mallow

    Purple Poppy Mallow (pictured) is native to Oklahoma.

    One of the most popular types of Oklahoma native pollinators is Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata). This vibrant flower thrives in full sunlight and dry-to-medium soil, but it does require adequate drainage.

    Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) is another brilliant flower that responds best to similar growing conditions. 

    Plant Common Name

    Flower Color 

    Bloom Time

    Aromatic Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Beak Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bellwort

    Yellow

    Apr-May

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Yellow

    May-Oct

    Big Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Sep

    Blue False Indigo

    Blue

    Apr-Jul

    Blue Grama

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Blue Mistflower

    Indigo

    Sep-Oct

    Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Blue Vervain

    Lavender

    Jul-Sep

    Bottlebrush Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bradbury’s Monarda

    Pink

    Jun-Jul

    Brown-eyed Susan

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Burr Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Bush’s Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Butterfly Milkweed

    Orange

    Jun-Aug

    Button Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Cardinal Flower

    Red

    Jul-Sep

    Columbine

    Light Red

    Apr-June

    Common Blue Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Common Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Common Wood Sedge

    Green

    Apr-Jul

    Compass Plant

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Cord Grass

    Green

    Jun-Aug

    Cream Wild Indigo

    Cream

    May-Jun

    Culver's Root

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Cup Plant

    Yellow

    Aug-Sep

    Downy Wood Mint

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Dwarf Crested Iris

    Purple

    Apr-Jun

    Early Meadow Rue

    Green

    Apr-May

    Early Sunflower

    Yellow

    May-Jun

    False Aster

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Fireweed

    Pink

    Aug-Oct

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    White

    Jun-Jul

    False Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    Golden Alexanders

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Great Blue Lobelia

    Dark Purple/Blue

    Jul-Oct

    Great Indian Plantain

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    Hairy Mountain Mint

    White

    Jul-Aug

    Hairy Wood Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Heart-leaved Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    Hoary Vervain

    Blue

    Jun-Sep

    Indian Grass

    n/a

    July-Aug

    Ironweed

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    June Grass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Lance Leaf Coreopsis

    Yellow

    May-Aug

    Large Flowered Beardtongue

    Pink

    May-Jul

    Lady Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Late Figwort

    Red

    Jul-Oct

    Little Bluestem

    n/a

    Jul-Oct

    Mad Dog Skullcap

    Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Maidenhair Fern

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Mountain Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    New England Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Sep

    New Jersey Tea

    White

    Jul-Oct

    Nodding Onion

    Pink

    Apr-Jun

    Obedient Plant

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Ohio Spiderwort

    Blue/Purple

    May-Jun

    Orange Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Ozark Bluestar

    Blue

    Jun-Jul

    Pale Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Palm Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Prairie Blazingstar

    Purple

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Coreopsis

    Yellow

    Jun-Aug

    Prairie Dock

    Yellow

    Jul-Sep

    Prairie Dropseed

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Prairie Onion

    Pink

    Jul-Aug

    Prairie Pussytoes

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Prairie Sage

    Green

    Jul-Sep

    Prairie Violet

    Blue

    Apr-Jun

    Purple Coneflower

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Purple Love Grass

    n/a

    May-Aug

    Purple Prairie Clover

    Purple

    Jun-Jul

    Rattlesnake Master

    White

    Jul-Sep

    River Oats

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Rose Mallow

    Pink/Red

    Jun-Aug

    Royal Catchfly

    Red

    Jul-Aug

    Showy Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Showy Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Shrubby St. John’s Wort

    Yellow

    Jun-Aug

    Side-Oats Grama

    n/a

    Aug-Sep

    Slender Mint

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Small-Flowered Leafcup

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Smooth Blue Aster

    Purple

    Aug-Oct

    Smooth Phlox

    Pink

    Jun-Sep

    Sneezeweed

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Southern Blue Flag Iris

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Spotted Bee Balm

    Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Stiff Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Swamp Milkweed

    Pink

    Jun-Aug

    Switchgrass

    n/a

    Jun-Oct

    Tall Coreopsis

    Yellow

    Jun-Sep

    Toothwort

    White

    Apr-May

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Lavender

    Apr-Jun

    Virginia Bluebells

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Virginia Waterleaf

    Purple

    May-Jun

    Western Indian Physic

    White

    May-Jun

    White Wild Indigo

    White

    May-Jun

    White-tinged Sedge

    n/a

    Jun-Sep

    Whorled Milkweed

    Light Pink

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Bergamot

    Light Purple

    Jul-Sep

    Wild Blue Phlox

    Blue

    May-Jun

    Wild Geranium

    Pink

    May-Jun

    Wild Ginger

    Purple

    Apr-May

    Wild Golden Glow

    Yellow

    Jul-Oct

    Wild Hyacinth

    White

    Apr-May

    Wild Leek

    n/a

    May-Jul

    Wild Petunia

    Purple

    Jun-Aug

    Wild Strawberry

    White

    Apr-Jun

    Wild Quinine

    White

    Jun-Sep

    Wild Yam

    Green

    Jun-Jul

    Yellow Coneflower

    Yellow

    Jul-Aug

    Yellow Pimpernel

    Yellow

    May-Jul

    Zig Zag Goldenrod

    Yellow

    Aug-Oct

    Other Native Oklahoma Plants

     

    Oregon Native Plants

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    Nodding Onion (pictured) is native to Oregon.

    When it comes to Oregon native pollinators, Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) is a lovely choice. This tree does best in full or partial sunlight and moist soil. It doesn’t thrive in hot or dry conditions.

    White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is another good option for wildflower pollinator gardens. It loves full sun and does better in dry-moderately moist soil.

    Other Oregon Native Plants

    Plant Common Name Flower Color  Bloom Time
    Anise Hyssop Light Purple Jun-Aug
    Black-Eyed Susan Yellow May-Oct
    Blue Grama Green Aug-Oct
    Blue Vervain Blue Jun-Aug
    Blue False Indigo Blue Apr-Jul
    Butterfly Milkweed Orange Jun-Aug
    Cardinal Flower Red Jul-Sep
    Common Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
    Common Sunflower Yellow Jun-Sep
    California Aster Purple Jul-Sep
    California Goldenrod Yellow Jul-Sep
    Fireweed Pink Aug-Oct
    Foxglove Beardtongue White Jun-Jul
    Gaillardia Red/Yellow Jun-Aug
    Golden Alexanders Yellow Jul-Oct
    June Grass n/a Jul-Sep
    Little Bluestem n/a Jul-Oct
    Pearly Everlasting White Jul-Aug
    Prairie Sage Blue Jul-Sep
    Purple Coneflower Pink Jun-Sep
    Purple Love Grass n/a Jul-Aug
    Showy Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
    Side-Oats Grama n/a Aug-Sep
    Sneezeweed Yellow Aug-Oct
    Swamp Milkweed Pink Jun-Aug
    Switch Grass n/a Jul-Sep
    Western Sunflower Yellow Jul-Sep
    White Wild Indigo White Jun-Jul
    Whorled Milkweed Light Pink Jul-Sep
    Wild Bergamot Light Purple Jul-Sep
    Wild Golden Glow Yellow Jul-Oct
    Wild Lupine Blue May-Jul
    Wild Strawberry White Apr-Jun

      Pennsylvania Native Plants

      Prairie Blazing Star (pictured) is native to Pennsylvania.

      Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris) is a stunning addition to any group of Pennsylvania native pollinators. It tolerates full sunlight best, as well as moderately moist, well-drained soil. It responds well to hot and cold temperatures.

      Pussy Willow (Salix discolor) is another good pick that responds best to similar growing conditions as Gayfeather.

      Other Pennsylvania Native Plants

      Plant Common Name

      Flower Color 

      Bloom Time

      Anise Hyssop

      Light Purple

      Jun-Aug

      Bellwort

      Yellow

      Apr-May

      Black-Eyed Susan

      Yellow

      May-Oct

      Big Leaf Aster

      White

      Aug-Sep

      Big Bluestem

      n/a

      Jul-Sep

      Blue False Indigo

      Blue

      Apr-Jul

      Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

      Yellow

      Aug-Sep

      Blue Vervain

      Lavender

      Jul-Sep

      Bottlebrush Grass

      n/a

      Jun-Oct

      Burr Sedge

      n/a

      Jun-Oct

      Butterfly Milkweed

      Orange

      Jun-Aug

      Canada Anenome

      White

      Apr-Jun

      Cardinal Flower

      Red

      Jul-Sep

      Columbine

      Light Red

      Apr-June

      Common Blue Violet

      Blue

      Apr-Jun

      Common Milkweed

      Pink

      Jun-Aug

      Common Wood Sedge

      Green

      Apr-Jul

      Cord Grass

      Green

      Jun-Aug

      Culver's Root

      White

      Jul-Aug

      Downy Wood Mint

      Purple

      Jun-Jul

      Early Meadow Rue

      Green

      Apr-May

      Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

      Yellow

      Jun-Jul

      Fireweed

      Pink

      Aug-Oct

      Foxglove Beardtongue

      White

      Jun-Jul

      Golden Alexanders

      Yellow

      May-Jul

      Great Blue Lobelia

      Dark Purple/Blue

      Jul-Oct

      Hairy Beardtongue

      Purple

      May-Jun

      Hairy Wood Mint

      White

      Jun-Sep

      Honewort

      White

      Jun-Sep

      Indian Grass

      n/a

      July-Aug

      Interrupted Fern

      n/a

      Jun-Sep

      Ironweed

      Purple

      Jul-Sep

      Joe Pye Weed

      Pink

      Aug-Sep

      Large Flowered Beardtongue

      Pink

      May-Jul

      Lady Fern

      n/a

      Jun-Oct

      Late Figwort

      Red

      Jul-Oct

      Little Bluestem

      n/a

      Jul-Oct

      Mad Dog Skullcap

      Purple

      Jul-Sep

      Maidenhair Fern

      n/a

      Jun-Sep

      Marsh Marigold

      Yellow

      Apr-Jun

      Meadowsweet

      White

      Jul-Sep

      Mountain Mint

      White

      Jun-Sep

      New England Aster

      Purple

      Aug-Sep

      New Jersey Tea

      White

      Jul-Oct

      Northern Blue Flag Iris

      Purple

      Apr-Jun

      Ohio Spiderwort

      Blue/Purple

      May-Jun

      Ostrich Fern

      n/a

      May-Aug

      Pearly Everlasting

      White

      Jul-Aug

      Pennsylvania Sedge

      n/a

      May-Aug

      Plains Oval Sedge

      n/a

      May-Aug

      Prairie Dropseed

      n/a

      May-Aug

      Purple Coneflower

      Pink

      Jun-Sep

      Purple Giant Hyssop

      Purple

      Aug-Oct

      Purple Love Grass

      n/a

      May-Aug

      Pussytoes

      White

      Apr-Jun

      Sensitive Fern

      n/a

      May-Aug

      Showy Goldenrod

      Yellow

      Aug-Oct

      Side-Oats Grama

      n/a

      Aug-Sep

      Slender Mint

      White

      Jun-Sep

      Small-Flowered Leafcup

      White

      Jun-Sep

      Smooth Blue Aster

      Purple

      Aug-Oct

      Sneezeweed

      Yellow

      Aug-Oct

      Spotted Bee Balm

      Pink

      Jul-Sep

      Stiff Goldenrod

      Yellow

      Aug-Oct

      Swamp Milkweed

      Pink

      Jun-Aug

      Swamp Rose

      White/Pink

      Jul-Sep

      Sweet Grass

      n/a

      Jul-Sep

      Sweet Indian Plantain

      White

      Jul-Sep

      Sweet Joe Pye Weed

      Pink

      Aug-Sep

      Switchgrass

      n/a

      Jun-Oct

      Toothwort

      White

      Apr-May

      Turtlehead

      White

      Jul-Aug

      Violet Wood Sorrel

      Lavender

      Apr-Jun

      Virginia Waterleaf

      Purple

      May-Jun

      Whorled Milkweed

      Light Pink

      Jul-Sep

      Wild Bergamot

      Light Purple

      Jul-Sep

      Wild Geranium

      Pink

      May-Jun

      Wild Ginger

      Purple

      Apr-May

      Wild Gold