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PROTECT IOWA

WILDLIFE

SOILS

ENVIRONMENT

WITH NATIVE PLANTS

Beautiful & Low Maintenance 

Prevents Soil Erosion & Restores Soil Quality

Protects Birds, Butterflies, & Pollinators

Reconnects Us with Iowa Land & Heritage

Why Native Plants?

Native Plant Facts

Learn more about how planting native plants, trees, and shrubs can protect Iowa's environment and natural heritage while connecting you with the land in new ways.

Native Plant Finder

Ready to get planting? Find lists of plants native to Iowa for any project. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Learn more about how planting native plants, trees, and shrubs can protect Iowa's environment and natural heritage while connecting you with the land in new ways.

Is this a native?

Plant in hand? Considering a purchase? Check if it's native to Iowa.

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The Latest Native Plant News.

Iowa's Natural Heritage.

As we reflect on our connections to Iowa's native heritage, nature, and the land, let us also remember that the state of Iowa rests on the territorial lands of the Sioux, Sauk, Meskwaki, and Ioway people.

These peoples stewarded the land we now call home for many generations and were then forcibly removed. Let us keep their histories, traditions, and practices in our hearts and minds as we care for the land they also called home.  

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In loving memory of Dick Doerr, who never lacked appreciation of the Earth's beauty, or failed to express it. 

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