Plant List for Native Pollinators


The following species are included in the fall 2012 planting mix on the Kerr Ranch. (Additional information, including detailed descriptions, photographs, and range maps, can be obtained by searching the USDA PLANTS online database.)

Common Name Latin name Family
lead plant Amorpha canescens Fabaceae
showy goldenrod Solidago speciosa Asteraceae
old field goldenrod Solidago nemoralis Asteraceae
stiff goldenrod Oligoneuron rigidum Asteraceae
zig zag goldenrod Solidago flexicaulis Asteraceae
late goldenrod Solidago gigantea Asteraceae
spiderwort Tradescantia sp. Commelinaceae
blue flax Linum perenne Linaceae
common milkweed Aesclepias syriaca Asclepiadaceae
Indian paintbrush Castilleja sp. Scrophulariaceae
standing-cypress Ipomopsis rubra Polemoniaceae
dwarf red plains coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria Asteraceae
Missouri primrose Oenothera macrocarpa Onagraceae
lemon mint Monarda citriodora Lamiaceae
Drummond phlox Phlox drummondii Polemoniaceae
tall poppymallow Callirhoe leiocarpa Malvaceae
Mexican hat Ratibida columnifera Asteraceae
butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa Asclepiadaceae
scarlet sage Salvia sp. Lamiaceae
winecup Callirhoe involucrata Malvaceae
New England aster Symphiotricum novae-angliae Asteraceae
mealy blue sage Salvia farinacea Lamiaceae
Illinois bundleflower Desmanthus illinoensis Fabaceae
purple prairie clover Dalea purpurea Fabaceae
Indian blanket Gaillardia pulchella Asteraceae
lanceleaf coreopsis (tickseed) Coreopsis lanceolata Asteraceae
Maxmillian sunflower Helianthus maximiliani Asteraceae
plains coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria Asteraceae
partridge pea Chamaecrista fasciculata Fabaceae




Oklahoma Pollinator Short Course
(Jennifer Hopwood, Xerces Society, May 2012)

Bumble Bee Conservation

Farming for Bees: Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms

Farming for Pest Management

Farming for Pollinators

Cultivando Para Los Polinizadores

Managing Native Pollinators
(Book - Eric Mader, Maria Spivak, and Elaine Evans - SARE 2010)

The Monarch Flower Partnership

Organic-approved pesticides: Minimizing risks to pollinators

Organic farming practices: Reducing harm to pollinators

Protecting Nature’s Essential Service: The Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Program

South Central Plants for Native Bees

Tunnel Nests for Native Bees: Nest Construction and Management

Using Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation
USDA-NRCS Technical Note No. 78, August 2008

Xerces Society



This material is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under number 69-7335-1-21.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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