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Native Plants Finder

This Indiana Native Plants Finder contains many Indiana native trees, shrubs, ferns, vines, grasses, and nectar plants found in natural spaces and native gardens. Some of these plants are available for purchase through our native plant sale.

This database was made possible by a collaboration with Indiana Native Plant Society (INPS).

Yellow Coneflower

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
5
3
Full Sun

Wild Geranium

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring
Array
1
Part Shade,Shade

Trumpet Honeysuckle

Vines
Mesic
Spring
Array
15
10
Full Sun,Part Shade

Virginia Creeper

Vines
Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
50
30
Full Sun,Part Shade

Trumpet Creeper

Vines
Mesic
Summer
Array
60
20
Full Sun,Part Shade

Tall Ironweed

Wildflowers
Wet,Mesic
Summer
Array
9
4
Full Sun

Sweet Flag

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Spring
Array
3
2
Full Sun

Striped Cream Violet

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
1
<1
Part Shade,Shade

Steeplebush

Shrubs
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
4
2
Full Sun

Smooth Aster

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Fall
Array
5
3
Full Sun

Silky Dogwood

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Wet
Summer
Array
12
6
Full Sun,Part Shade

Short’s Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
3
1
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Sharplobe Hepatica

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring
Array
<1
Part Shade,Shade

Purple Passionflower

Vines
Mesic
Summer
Array
8
6
Full Sun,Part Shade

Prairie Cordgrass

Grasses/Sedges
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
8
3
Full Sun

Poison Ivy

Vines
Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
100
4
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Persimmon

Trees
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring
Array
60
Full Sun,Part Shade

Pawpaw

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
40
10
Part Shade,Shade

Pagoda Dogwood

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
25
15
Full Sun,Part Shade

Northern Sea Oats

Grasses/Sedges
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Shade,Grass
Array
4
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Meadowsweet

Shrubs
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
6
2
Full Sun

Marsh Marigold

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Spring
Array
2
1
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Leatherflower

Vines
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
12
8
Full Sun,Part Shade

Jacob’s Ladder

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
3
1
Part Shade,Shade

June Grass

Grasses/Sedges
Dry Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Grass
Array
2
1
Full Sun

Hollow Joe-Pye Weed

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Fall
Array
9
4
Full Sun,Part Shade

Fragrant Sumac

Shrubs
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring
Array
6
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Goat’s Beard

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
6
4
Full Sun,Part Shade

Golden Alexanders

Wildflowers
Wet
Spring,Summer
Raingarden
Array
4
2
Full Sun

Goldenseal

Wildflowers
Mesic
Spring
Array
1
<1
Part Shade,Shade

Grey Dogwood

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring
Array
15
6
Full Sun,Part Shade

Elderberry

Shrubs
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
20
8
Full Sun,Part Shade

Fox Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring,Summer
Pollinator
Array
3
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Devil’s Walkingstick

Shrubs
Mesic
Summer
Array
20
10
Full Sun,Part Shade

Common Blue Violet

Wildflowers
Mesic,Wet Mesic
Spring,Fall
Array
<1
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Common Milkweed

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Pollinator
Array
5
3
Full Sun

Canada Lily

Wildflowers
Mesic
Summer
Array
5
3
Full Sun,Part Shade

Cardinal Flower

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Shade,Raingarden
Array
3
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Bracted Oak Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring
Array
1
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Butterflyweed

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Array
2
1
Full Sun

Black-eyed Susan

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Pollinator
Array
3
1
Full Sun

Bicknell’s Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Grass
Array
3
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Big Bluestem

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer,Fall
Grass
Array
8
5
Full Sun

Bird-foot violet

Wildflowers
Dry,Mesic
Spring
Array
<1
Full Sun,Part Shade

American Ginseng

Wildflowers

American Wisteria

Vines
Wet Mesic
Spring
Array
30
Full Sun,Part Shade

Sweet Joe-Pye Weed

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
6
4
Part Shade,Shade

Side-Oats Grama

Grasses/Sedges
Dry
Summer,Fall
Grass
Array
3
1
Full Sun

New Jersey Tea

Shrubs
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Array
3
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Coralberry

Shrubs
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
6
3
Part Shade,Shade

American bellflower

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
6
3
Full Sun,Part Shade

Broomsedge Bluestem

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic
Summer,Fall
Array
5
1
Full Sun

Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Shrubs
Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Array
3
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Marsh Milkweed

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Raingarden
Array
4
3
Full Sun

Rue Anemone

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring
Array
<1
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Culver’s Root

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Raingarden
Array
6
3
Full Sun

Crested Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
3
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Pale Purple Coneflower

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Pollinator
Array
4
3
Full Sun

Shooting Star

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring
Array
2
1
Part Shade,Shade

Virgin’s Bower

Vines
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer,Fall
Array
20
12
Full Sun,Part Shade

Arrowwood Viburnum

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
9
3
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Downy Skullcap

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
3
2
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Grape Honeysuckle

Vines
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
12
8
Full Sun,Part Shade

Riverbank Wildrye

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
5
3
Part Shade,Shade

Wild Senna

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
5
3
Full Sun

False Sunflower

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
5
3
Full Sun

Smooth Ironweed

Wildflowers
Wet,Mesic
Summer
Array
6
3
Full Sun

Blue-Eyed Mary

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Spring
Array
2
1
Part Shade,Shade

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Fall
Array
6
4
Full Sun

Foxglove Penstemon

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Pollinator
Array
3
2
Full Sun

Bottlebrush Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
3
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry
Fall
Shade
Array
3
1
Part Shade,Shade

Purple Milkweed

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring,Summer
Array
3
2
Full Sun

Scaly Blazing Star

Wildflowers
Dry,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
2
1
Full Sun

Dutchman’s Pipe

Vines
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
30
20
Full Sun,Part Shade

Winterberry

Shrubs
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
15
6
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Wild Ginger

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring
Array
<1
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Heart-Leaved Blue Wood Aster

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Fall
Shade
Array
3
1
Part Shade,Shade

Queen of the Prairie

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
7
4
Full Sun

Sharpwing Monkeyflower

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
4
1
Part Shade

Canadian Burnet

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer,Fall
Array
6
1
Full Sun

Canada Wild Rye

Grasses/Sedges
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Grass
Array
4
3
Full Sun,Part Shade

Eastern Bluestar

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
3
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Lance-Fruited Oval Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Wet,Wet Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
3
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Jewelweed

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
5
2
Part Shade,Shade

Virginia Wildrye

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
3
2
Part Shade,Shade

Leadplant

Shrubs
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Array
3
1
Full Sun

Tussock Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Wet,Wet Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Lance-Leaf Coreopsis

Wildflowers
Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring,Summer
Pollinator
Array
2
1
Full Sun

Blue-Joint Grass

Grasses/Sedges
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
4
2
Full Sun

Plantain-Leaved Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic,Wet
Summer
Shade
Array
1
<1
Part Shade,Shade

Little Bluestem

Grasses/Sedges
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer,Fall
Pollinator,Grass
Array
3
2
Full Sun

Zigzag Spiderwort

Wildflowers
Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
3
2
Part Shade,Shade

Purpleflowering Raspberry

Shrubs
Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
6
3
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Prairie Dropseed

Grasses/Sedges
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer,Fall
Grass
Array
3
1
Full Sun

Swamp Lousewort

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer,Fall
Array
4
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Bottlebrush Grass

Grasses/Sedges
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Shade,Grass
Array
5
3
Part Shade,Shade

Flowering Dogwood

Trees
Mesic
Spring
Array
30
15
Full Sun,Part Shade

Winged Sumac

Shrubs
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Array
15
7
Full Sun,Part Shade

Obedient Plant

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
4
2
Full Sun

Prairie willow

Shrubs
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring
Array
10
3
Full Sun

Early Meadow-rue

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
2
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Wild Bergamot

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Array
4
2
Full Sun

Columbine

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring
Shade
Array
3
1
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Longhair Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Mesic,Wet Mesic
Summer
Raingarden
Array
3
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

American Alumroot

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
2
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Common Rush

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic,Wet
Summer
Raingarden
Array
4
2
Full Sun

Common Blackberry

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring
Array
8
4
Full Sun,Part Shade

Nodding Onion

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Shade,Pollinator
Array
2
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Hairy Woodland Brome

Grasses/Sedges
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
3
1
Part Shade,Shade

Black Raspberry

Shrubs
Wet Mesic
Spring
Array
6
Part Shade

Heart-leaved Golden Ragwort

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
2
<1
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Highbush Blueberry

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
15
3
Full Sun,Part Shade

Indigo Bush

Shrubs
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
16
4
Full Sun,Part Shade

Turk’s-cap Lily

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
6
4
Full Sun,Part Shade

Pussy Willow

Shrubs
Wet Mesic
Spring
Array
20
10
Full Sun,Part Shade

Redbud

Shrubs
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring
Array
30
20
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Ohio Buckeye

Trees
Mesic
Spring
Array
35
Full Sun,Part Shade

Greater Straw Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Wet,Wet Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
3
2
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Michigan Lily

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
5
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Large-flowered Trillium

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring
Array
2
1
Shade

Beak Grass

Grasses/Sedges
Mesic
Summer
Array
2
1
Part Shade,Shade

Butterweed

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic
Spring
Array
3
1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Savanna Blazing Star

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Array
3
2
Full Sun

Roughleaf Dogwood

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring
Array
15
6
Full Sun,Part Shade

Purple Coneflower

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Pollinator
Array
4
3
Full Sun

Sullivant’s Milkweed

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
4
3
Full Sun

Smooth Hydrangea

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
5
3
Part Shade,Shade

Red Maple

Trees
Wet Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring
Array
95
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Cross Vine

Vines
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Spring,Summer
Array
50
35
Full Sun,Part Shade

Cut-Leaved Toothwort

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Spring
Array
<1
Part Shade,Shade

Prairie Blazing Star

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
5
3
Full Sun

Dense Blazing Star

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Raingarden
Array
5
3
Full Sun

Wild Quinine

Wildflowers
Wet,Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer
Array
3
2
Full Sun

Northern Sweetgrass

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
2
1
Full Sun

Woodland Sunflower

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic
Summer
Array
6
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Lowbush Blueberry

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Spring
Array
2
<1
Full Sun,Part Shade

Indian Grass

Grasses/Sedges
Mesic,Dry Mesic
Summer,Fall
Grass
Array
6
4
Full Sun

Switch Grass

Grasses/Sedges
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Grass
Array
5
3
Full Sun

Rattlesnake Master

Wildflowers
Wet Mesic,Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer,Fall
Array
4
3
Full Sun

Yellowfruit Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Spring,Summer
Array
3
2
Full Sun

Purple Prairie Clover

Wildflowers
Mesic,Dry Mesic,Dry
Summer
Pollinator
Array
2
1
Full Sun

Eastern Star Sedge

Grasses/Sedges
Mesic,Wet Mesic
Spring
Array
2
1
Part Shade,Shade

Black Chokeberry

Shrubs
Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
4
2
Full Sun,Part Shade

Buttonbush

Shrubs
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Summer
Array
12
6
Full Sun,Part Shade

Wild Stonecrop

Wildflowers
Mesic
Spring
Array
<1
Full Sun,Part Shade,Shade

Autumn Sneezeweed

Wildflowers
Wet,Wet Mesic,Mesic
Fall
Array
5
3
Full Sun
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