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What Flowering Perennials are Native to Minnesota?

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Do you want to know what flowering perennials are native to Minnesota? Well, we’ve got the answer. What follows is a list of plants that you can use as a guide to native flowering perennials and grasses. Many of these plants are the exact species found in the wild, while others are either closely related, or hybrids bred for larger blossoms and/or longer bloom periods.

Flowering Perennials

Cardinal Flower


Achillea (Yarrow)
Agastache (Hyssop)
Allium (Wild Onion)
Anemone (Windflower)
Asarum (Wild Ginger)
Asclepias (Butterfly or Milk Weed)
Aster (Michaelmas Daisy)
Baptisia (False Indigo)
Chelone (Turtlehead)
Coreopsis (Tickseed)
Echinacea (Coneflower)
Eupatorium (Joe-Pye Weed)
Fragaria (Wild Strawberry)
Geranium (Cranesbill)
Geum (Avens)
Helenium (Sneezeweed)
Heliopsis (False Sunflower)

False Indigo

Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Iris (Iris)
Liatris (Blazing Star)
Lobelia (Cardinal Flower)
Lysimachia (Loostrife)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Penstemon (Beardtongue)
Phlox (Phlox)
Physostegia (Obedient Plant)
Polygonatum (Solomon’s Seal)
Potentilla (Cinquefoil)
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)
Solidago (Goldenrod)
Stachys (Lamb’s Ear)
Tradescantia (Spiderwort)
Thalictrum (Meadow Rue)


Switch Grass

Calamagrostis (Feather Reed Grass)
Carex (Sedge)
Panicum (Switch Grass)
Sorghastrum (Indian Grass)
Sporobolus (Dropseed)