Garden for Birds

Native plants attract birds through a variety of mechanisms that include protective cover, safe nesting sites that may not be offered by introduced species,and food through fruit, seeds or berries. Most importantly, however, native plants serve as hosts for the protein and fat-rich insects our native birds rely on for migration and raising young. Below are plants that attract birds.

22471A Acorus calamus NGN A NP
Acorus americanus
Sweet Flag
22473A Agastache scrophulariiefolia ngn A NP
Agastache scrophulariifolia
Purple Giant Hyssop
22582A Ageratina altissima
Ageratina altissima
White Snakeroot
22475A Allium canadense NGN A NP
Allium canadense
Wild Garlic, Wild Onion
22477A Amorpha canescens ngn A NP
Amorpha canescens
Lead Plant
22479A Andropogon gerardii NGN A NP
Andropogon gerardii
Big Bluestem
Aquilegia canadensis 3
Aquilegia canadensis
Wild Columbine
22485A Arisaema triphyllum
Arisaema triphyllum
Asclepias incarnata 1
Asclepias incarnata
Rose (Swamp) Milkweed
22488B Asclepias tuberosa NGN B NP
Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Weed
Baptisia alba var macrophylla
Baptisia alba var. macrophylla
White Wild Indigo
22667A Schoenoplectus fluviatilis
Bolboschoenus fluviatilis
River Bulrush
Bouteloua curtipendula
Bouteloua curtipendula
Side-oats Grama
22512A Bromus pubescens
Bromus pubescens
Woodland Brome
22514A Calamagrostis canadensis NGN A NP
Calamagrostis canadensis
Blue Joint Grass
22515A Campanula americana NGN A NP
Campanulastrum americanum
Tall Bellflower
22517A Carex annectens A
Carex annectens
Yellow Fox Sedge
22520A Carex bicknellii NGN A NP
Carex bicknellii
Copper-shouldered Oval Sedge
22521A Carex blanda NGN A NP
Carex blanda
Common Wood Sedge
22522A Carex brevior NGN A NP
Carex brevior
Plains Oval Sedge
22532A Carex bromoides NGN A NP
Carex bromoides
Brome Hummock Sedge
22533A Carex comosa NGN A NP
Carex comosa
Bristly Sedge
22523A Carex crinita A NP
Carex crinita
Fringed Sedge
22524A Carex cristatella NGN A NP
Carex cristatella
Crested Oval Sedge
22788A Carex emoryi A
Carex emoryi
Riverbank Sedge
22527A Carex frankii
Carex frankii
Bristly Cattail Sedge
22530A Carex grayi NGN A NP
Carex grayi
Common Bur Sedge
22531A Carex hystericina NGN A NP
Carex hystericina
Porcupine Sedge
22536A Carex Jamesii
Carex jamesii
Grass Sedge
22537A Carex lacustris NGN A NP
Carex lacustris
Common Lake Sedge
22540B Carex muskingumensis NGN B NP
Carex muskingumensis
Palm Sedge
22541A Carex normalis NGN A NP
Carex normalis
Spreading Oval Sedge
22543A Carex pellita NGN A NP
Carex pellita
Broad-leaved Wooly Sedge
22544A Carex pensylvanica NGN A NP
Carex pensylvanica
Common Oak Sedge
22546A Carex radiata A NP
Carex radiata
Straight-styled Wood Sedge
22547A Carex retrosa
Carex retrorsa
Deflexed Bottlebrush Sedge

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