Lavender

Lavender

Though Lavender is not native to North America, it is grown for its aesthetics and fabulous scents in the garden. Lavender is also popularly used for medicines and cosmetic uses. It is also used for cooking as a spice, for flavours and in teas.

Swamp Rose Mallow

Swamp Rose Mallow

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!

Common Boneset

Common Boneset

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.