Meghan Doran, a naturalist from Summit Metro Parks, shared her top ten native plants for the home garden with us. These plants are not just beautiful additions to your garden, but also attract all kinds of wildlife.
This beautiful shrub attracts fruit-loving birds, especially yellow-rumped warblers.
Winterberry attracts all types of birds in the winter and adds gorgeous color to your yard.
This plant has beautiful foliage in all seasons, especially in fall.
Another favorite among feathered friends, many bird species love this shrub for its lovely fruits.
Serviceberry has gorgeous blooms and provide a great habitat and food for birds.
Familiar to many gardeners, this prairie plant is easy to grow and it provides food for native bees and American goldfinches throughout the year.
This plant easily grows in back yards and is a host plant for monarch butterflies.
New England Aster
New England Aster is a great native wildflower for all types of pollinators.
This plant is a host species for monarch butterflies and is a colorful, low growing flower.
One of the best deciduous trees that you can plant, this plant will provide food for butterflies, moths and other insects in addition to providing a habitat for everyone.