Pollinator &

Native Plants

Johnson County encourages individual homeowners and businesses to make improvements to their properties to aid in stormwater quality. 

Pollinator & Native Plants


Installing native plants in your landscape offers many
benefits to both you and pollinators! You
could receive up
to 50% reimbursement for the
installation of these plants
while providing
nectar for pollinators and conserving
water by
planting native. Not sure where to start?
We have garden design templates to assist.


alum root Heuchera richardsonii
American beakgrass Diarrhena obovata

American bellflower Campanula americana
aromatic aster Symphyotrichum oblongifolius
black-eyed susan Rudbeckia hirta
blue indigo Baptisia australis
blue lobelia Lobelia siphilitica
blue phlox Phlox divaricata
blue sage Salvia azureus
blue sedge Carex flaccosperma
bottlebrush grass Hystrix patula
buffalo grass Buchloe dactyloides
bur sedge Carex grayii
butterfly milkweed Asclepias turberosa
Canada wild rye Elymus canadensis
cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis
carrotleaf lomatium Lomatium foeniculaceum
cedar sedge Carex eburnea
clammy-weed Polanisia dodecandra
cliff goldenrod Solidago drummondii
columbine Aquilegia canadensis
common milkweed Asclepias syriaca
copper iris Iris Fulva
culver’s root Veronicastrum virginicum
cusp blazing star Liatris mucronata
downy goldenrod Solidago petiolaris
downey skullcap Scutellaria incana
drummond’s aster Symphyotrichum drummondii
dutchman’s breeches Dicentra cucullaria
dwarf crested iris Iris cristata
early meadow rue Thadlictrum dioicum
elmleaf goldenrod Solidago ulmifolia
false sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides
foam flower Tiarella cordifolia
fox sedge Carex vulpinoidea
foxglove beardtongue Penstemon digitalis
fringed puccoon Lithospermum incisum
golden alexanders Zizia aptera
gray goldenrod Solidago nemoralis
gray-headed coneflower Ratibida pinnata
hairy sunflower Helianthus hirsutus
heath aster Symphyotrichum ericoides
jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema triphullum
large-flower beardtongue Penstemom grandiflorus
little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum
Maryland senna Cassia marilandica
Michgan lily Lilium michiganense
mint-leaf beebalm Monarda fistulosa
Missouri evening primrose Oenothera macrocarpa
narrowleaf verbena Verbena simplex
new england aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
obedient plant Physostegia virginiana
Ohio spiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis
pale purple coneflower Echinacea Pallida
partridge pea Chamaecrista fasciculata
Philadelphia fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus
pitcher’s leather flower Clematis pitcheri
plains larkspur Delphinium virescens
prairie coneflower Ratibida columnifera
prairie coreopsis Coreopsis palmata
prairie dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis
prairie petunia Ruellia humilis
prairie ragwort Senecio plattensis
purple coneflower Echinacea pupurea
purple milkweed Asclepias purpurascens
purple prairie clover Dalea purpurea
rattlesnake master Eryngium yuccifolium
red columbine Aquilegia canadensis
rose mallow Hibiscus militaris (laevis)
rose turtlehead Chelone obliqua
rose verbena Verbena canadensis
rough rattlesnake root Prenanthes aspera
round prairie clover Dalea multiflora
sensitive fern Onodea senibilis
showy beardtongue Penstemon cobaea
side-oats grama Bouteloua curtipendula
sky blue aster Symphyotrichum oolentangiensis
slender mountain mint Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
smooth blue aster Symphyotrichum laevis
smooth milkweed Asclepias sullivantii
sneezeweed Helenium autumnale
snow on the mountain Euphorbia marginata
southern blue flag Iris virginica
spring beauty Claytonia virginica
squaw weed Packera obovata
starry campion Silene stellata
stiff goldenrod Solidago rigida
swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata
sweet joe-pye Eupatorium purpureum
switchgrass Panicum virgatum
tall blazing star Liatris aspera
Virginia knotweed Polygonum virginianum
Virginia waterleaf Hydrophyllum virginianum
western yarrow Achillea millefolium
white sage Artemisia ludoviciana
white snakeroot Eupatorium rugosum
white wile indigo Baptisia alba
wild ginger Asarum canadense
wild hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens
woolly verbena Verbena stricta

Download Johnson County's  
Approved Native Plant List

PARTICIPATING CITIES


Each city administers the funding for its reimbursement program. Please click on your city below to learn how to apply for cost-share funding.

Gardner

Fairway

Leawood

Lenexa

Merriam

Mission

Mission Hills

Olathe

Overland Park

Prairie Village

Roeland Park

Shawnee

Westwood

Westwood Hills