Planting Resources

The number of choices for plants to support pollinators can be overwhelming. Below are some resources we have produced to help you narrow down your choices. In addition, we highly recommend these plant lists and pollinator habitat resources: Xerces Society, Pollinators of Native Plants, and the Board of Water and Soil Resources

Xerces Society


Pollinators of Native Plants


Board of Water and Soil Resources



Plant Lists

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Plants for Minnesota Bees

Plants for Minnesota Bees


Learn how to provide a diverse array of plants to ensure that you support a diverse array of bee species with Plants for Minnesota Bees (html version).

Plants for Minnesota Bees (.pdf)

Prairie Reconstructions for Pollinators

Prairie Reconstructions for Pollinators


Find out more about how bees use prairie restorations with Prairie Reconstructions for Pollinators (.pdf)

Expanding Floral Palette for Bees in Prairie Reconstructions