This section of Resources includes lists of Midwest native plants.
- Versatile Plant Selection for your Native Garden. A selection of plants that are adaptable, and can grow in a variety of light and moisture conditions.
- Woody Plants for Birds, Lepidoptera Host Plants. Woody plants that are host plants for moths and butterflies, and in turn, create food for birds. Other benefits to birds are also included.
- Perennial Plants for Birds, Lepidopteran Host Plants. A companion to the list of woody plants that are host plants for moths and butterflies, here is a list of perennial plants that are host plants for moths and butterflies and which provide food for the adult birds.
- Basic Mesic Prairie Plants. If you want to install a native plant garden, here’s a selection of plants for a basic mesic prairie planting.
Sample Yard Plans
The WPPC (The Wildflower Preservation & Propagation Committee) has sample yard plans you can use with their plant lists. WPPC yard plans and plant lists include: Dry Mesic Prairie, Moist Prairie, and Savanna / Woodland. There is also a blank sample plan.