American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana). Photo: Mervin Wallace
Native Plant Database
Pick the right native plant for the right place.
This searchable database of 300+ plants native to the lower Midwest includes trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges, rushes, and wildflowers suitable for landscaping as well as species for creating wildlife habitat, stabilizing streams, and for other ecological purposes. Most plants in the database are available from Grow Native! professional members who sell plants. A few species in the database are not readily available for sale, such as common violets found in yards, but are included here because of widespread interest.
Not Sure Where to Start?
Check out the Grow Native! Committee’s Top Ten picks of native plants for particular purposes.
What’s the Next Step?
Picked out your plants? View our Resource Guide of garden centers, seed sources, landscapers, education resources, and more!
Season of Interest
Learn about the Native Environment(s) of the plants in this database.