Kim Eierman

Kim Eierman

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(Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota)
Notes on Using Plant Lists
  • Use plants appropriate to your landscape conditions, emphasizing plants that are native to your region.
  • Species may vary based on region.
  • Remember that plant diversity is crucial – not all pollinators use every plant.
  • Reference these lists in combination with other recommended resources to select the best possible pollinator plants for your Pollinator Victory Garden.
Native Perennials & Biennials

Agasatche nepetoides (yellow giant hyssop)
Amsonia spp. (blue stars)
Asclepias spp. (milkweeds)
Baptisa spp. (wild indigos)
Coreopsis spp. (tickseeds)
Dalea spp. (prairie clovers)
Delphinium spp. (larkspurs)
Echinacea spp. (coneflowers)
Eryngium yuccifolium (rattlesnake master)
Helianthus spp. (sunflowers)
Liatris spp. (blazing stars)
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)
Penstemon spp. (beardtongues)
Phlox spp. (phloxes)
Pycnanthemum spp. (mountain mints)
Ratibida columnifera (Mexican hat)
Ruellia humilis (wild petunia)
Salvia spp. (sages)
Silphium spp. (rosinweed, cup plant)
Solidago spp. (goldenrods)
Symphyotrichum spp. (asters)
Verbesina spp. (wingstem, crown beard)
Vernonia spp. (ironweeds)

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Amelanchier spp. (serviceberries)
Amorpha spp. (lead plant, indigo bush)
Campsis radicans (trumpet creeper)
Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey tea)
Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush)
Cercis canadensis (redbud)
Crataegus spp. (hawthorns)
Diospyros virginiana (common persimmon)
Hypericum prolificum (shrubby St. John’s wort)
Malus coronaria (wild crabapple)
Physocarpus opulifolius (ninebark)
Prunus spp. (cherries, plums)
Ptelea trifoliata (hop tree)
Rhus spp. (sumacs)
Rosa spp. (roses)
Rubus spp. (raspberries, blackberries)
Salix spp. (willows)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Tilia americana (basswood)
Viburnum spp. (viburnums)

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