Best Wildflower Groups for Pollinators

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These are wildflower groupings. Follow the links to more detailed descriptions and growing conditions of these plants.

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)

Asters (Symphyotrichum spp)

Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novo- )

Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum )

Upland White Aster ( )

Beardtongues (Penstemon spp)

Hairy Beardtongue (Penstemon )

Tall White Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Bergamot (Monarda)

Coneflowers

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Blazing Stars (Liatris spp)

Cylindrical Blazing Star (Liatris )

Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

Coreopsis

Tall Coreopsis (Coreopsis )

Culvers Root (Veronicastrum)

Cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum)

Eupatoriums and

Boneset

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

Fireweed (Epilobium spp)

Goldenrods (Solidago spp)

Riddell’s Goldenrod (Solidago riddell)

Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

Upland White Aster (Solidago ptarmicoides)

White Goldenrod (Solidago )

Hyssops and Agastache

Anise Hyssop

Giant Purple Hyssop

Giant Yellow Hyssop

Lead plant (Amorpha canescens)

Milkweeds (Asclepias spp)

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Dwarf Milkweed (Asclepias ovalifolia)

Green Milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)

Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias hirtella)

Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)

Sullivants Milkweed (Asclepias sullivanti)

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

Pycnanthemum

Slender Leaf Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)

Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginiana)

Wild Sennas (Senna spp)

Wild Senna (Senna hebe)

Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)

Perennial Sunflowers

Maximilian Sunflower (Helenium maximilian)

Tall Sunflower (Helenium giganteus)

Field Thistle (Cirsium discolor)

Tick Trefoil (Desmodium)

Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium )

Vervain (Verbena spp)

Hoary Vervain (Verbena )

TOP NATIVE GRASSES FOR GROUND DWELLING NATIVE BEES

Big Bluestem

Little Bluestem

Indian Grass

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