Landscape-Worthy Indiana Natives

Are you ready to add some native plants to your landscape? Here are two resources INPAWS members have developed especially for Indiana gardeners.

Plant Lists

These lists present garden-worthy Indiana natives for your flower garden and for your woodland, woods edge, grassland or wetland. We’ve included plants that are readily available through retail nurseries and mail-order sources.

The lists are not exhaustive but aim to introduce you to reliable, well-behaved natives that can be used decoratively, to attract wildlife, or to restore the balance of nature to a landscape. 

Download the lists (PDF format): 

Landscaping with Plants Native to Indiana

Landscape Uses of Indiana Native Plants

Plant Communities with Photos

Woodland Palette (shade)

Woods Edge Palette (part shade)

Prairie Grassland Palette (sun)

Water’s Edge Palette (sun)

Species Pages

For all the species in our plant lists, we have photos and additional information. You can search for a photo and species information in several ways:

Photo Thumbnails

Scientific Name Index

Common Name Index

Each species page includes one or more photo and links to more information about the plant from such reliable sites as USDA Plants Database, the Missouri Botanical Garden Kemper Center for Home Gardening, the Connecticut Botanical Society, and Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses