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An identification guide to Native Pollinator Plants of South Dakota for Managed Landscapes

Native perennials are an excellent addition to any garden. Once established, perennials return year after year without replanting. When choosing plants to incorporate into a garden, consider plants that are native to South Dakota. These plants are better adapted to the local climate and soils. Not only are native perennials visually appealing, but these plants are also important pollen and nectar sources for pollinators. Pollinators are any organism that moves pollen from flower to flower. Plants that are not capable of self-fertilization need pollinators in order to reproduce.