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Native Plant and Pollinator Library

Learn about what plants to grow to attract a variety of pollinators throughout the season, including native bees, honey bees, butterflies (such as the Monarch), and other insect and bird pollinators.

Check out our lists of books and websites where you can learn more about native plants, pollinators, landscaping and places to buy seeds and plants.

Learn about the Kerr Center’s experience in establishing native plants organically on a working ranch and horticulture farm as well as in an office landscape.

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Organic Establishment of Native Wildflowers

This presentation describes the Kerr Center’s experiences and lessons learned from efforts to establish wildflower plantings on the Kerr Ranch using organic methods.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Celestial Lily

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing celestial lily (aka prairie iris), Nemastylis geminiflora.

Native Plants for Native Pollinators in Oklahoma

This beautiful full-color guidebook is overflowing with information on 38 Oklahoma native plants and the pollinators that visit them.

Pollinator Plant Propagation Guides

This is a list of books covering techniques for starting and establishing native plants.

Establishing Native Pollinator Habitat Organically: Tips from Our Experience at Kerr Center

This publication describes our project to establish native pollinator plants using organic techniques.

Trees and Shrubs of Value to Pollinators

This table lists a variety of trees and shrubs that grow in Oklahoma, including time of bloom, mature height, water requirements, commercial sources, and more.

General Pollinator Plant Landscaping Guides

This is a list of books that contain information on landscaping with plants, emphasizing native species, that provide pollinator habitat in Oklahoma.

Native Plant Identification Guides

This is a list of books that are useful for identifying native plants that provide pollinator habitat in Oklahoma.

Native Pollinator Books

These books cover identification, ecology, and management of native pollinator species relevant to Oklahoma.

Native Pollinator Web Resources

These websites offer background information on both Oklahoma native pollinators and the plants that form important parts of their habitat.

Native Plant Seed Catalog and Nursery Sources

These seed suppliers and nurseries sell plant material useful in establishing native pollinator habitat for Oklahoma.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Illinois Bundleflower

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing Illinois bundleflower, Desmanthus illinoensis.

Native Milkweeds of Oklahoma

Use this guide to help you plan your milkweed garden – picking native milkweeds that match your location and soil.

Flowering Periods for Select Oklahoma Wildflowers

Flowering Periods for Select Oklahoma Wildflowers

Native Plants for Native Pollinators on the Kerr Ranch

Native Plants for Native Pollinators on the Kerr Ranch

Pollinator Plant Profile: Purple Prairie Clover

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing purple prairie clover, Dalea purpurea.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Rattlesnake Master

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing rattlesnake master, Eryngium yuccifolium.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Maximilian Sunflower

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing Maximilian sunflower, Helianthus maximiliani.

Resource List for Native Pollinators and Plants

Extensive list of books, websites, and organizations with information about native plants and pollinators.

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