Native Plant Database

This plant database is designed to help you identify what plant species are native to Iowa and can be purchased with LRTF funds. The database also serves as a learning tool by providing descriptive information about individual plants. You may use the Plant List Search, below, to search the database for specific native plants. Or view and print complete plant lists (in PDF format) organized by vegetation type.

Plant List Search
(Note: You may need to allow pop-ups to view plant data.)
Search here by scientific or common name.

Search below using one or more of the following criteria.

After selecting "Search," click on the scientific name
for more information about each plant on the list.

Vegetation Type: Iowa Range*:
Moisture Preference: Sun Preference
Bloom Month Bloom Color
Sort by Return    records at a time

While some plants are native in all parts of Iowa, many have a more limited native range in the state.   LRTF funds may be used to purchase any plant native to Iowa, but you may want to limit your purchase to only those species native to your part of the state.


USDA Plants Database
The Nature Conservancy - NatureServe

NRCS - Native Plant Seedling Guide (2.3 MB PDF)
Missouri Flora
Wisconsin State Herbarium

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