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Find Native Iowa Plants 

There are hundreds to choose from... let us help you find the perfect native plant. 

A printable guide with information about butterflies and other pollinators, and the beautiful native plants you can use to support them. 

A printable guide with information about Iowa birds and their feeding and nesting habits, and the beautiful native plants you can use to support them. 

Want a Guide in Book Form?

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The Midwest Native Plant Primer

225 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden

By Alan Branhagen

While there are all sorts of great, free resources online about native plants, sometimes its nice to have a handy printed copy. This book provides just that, with beautiful photos and plenty of details about what environments each plant thrives in. Plus, it has pointers about which sorts of critters like each plant most (birds, bees, bugs, etc). 

The introduction has has some great reminders about the value of native plants and some reflections on the beauty of the midwest. 

Purchases made from our links support the development of the Iowa Native Plants website and a fund that supports independent bookstores across the country. Learn more here

Ready to Get Planting?

The University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center keeps current lists of local nurseries and suppliers for native seeds. 

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