Common Blue Violet is a ground cover that provides early nectar source for bees and other pollinators. It is also self-seeding, so it spreads easily.
Figworts are plants that don’t have the most attractive appearance However, they provide a lot of nectar and they equally attract bees, butterflies, and other insects in addition to birds such as the Ruby-throated Hummingbird!
The Flat Topped Aster attracts a wide range of types of pollinators: long- and short-tongued bees, wasps, beetles, flies, and butterflies.
Bees are believed to be the primary pollinators of Swamp Rose Mallow, consuming vast quantities of its pollen. Butterflies visit the flowers purely for nectar; they have no interest in consuming pollen. Butterflies head for the nectaries, accessed through slits at their throat that may cause it to spread its own genes throughout nearby plants!
This plant is a native Ontario perennial that attracts various pollinators with its wide, composite flowers. It grows thick and hairy in wet areas like low woods, thickets stream banks meadows and prairies. It likes sandy to clay soils and does well in rain gardens.
Baptisia Australis is beautiful and a sure bet to introduce into your garden. Slow development; it is not uncommon to wait 2 years before the first flowering. Adapts to all soils. Flowers are great for cutting.