Plant Lists for Wildlife

In the following pages are plants lists for wildlife including birds, butterflies pollinators and even mammals. They mostly all come from universities, extension services, cities or other organizations and they are plant lists for wildlife, not just native plant lists. If you have a list or resource that’s not listed, please send it to me by using the contact form (also found in the pages drop down menu) and I’ll be happy to add it.

You can find regional landscaping for wildlife guides and documents, many which accompany these documents under the ‘Pages’ menu under ‘Landscape for Wildlife‘.

All Regions
California

Fire Resistant Native Plants with High Wildlife Value:: Theodore Payne Foundation

 

BIRDS

Berries for Birds:: Santa Clara Valley Chapter of California Native Plant Society

California Native Hummingbird Plants (PDF):: California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Native Plants are for the Birds:: Marin Chapter California Native Plant Society

Native Plants that Attract Birds to Your Garden (PDF):: Regional Parks Botanic Garden

Plants that Attract Birds and Small Mammals:: Sea and Sage Audubon Society (Orange County)

Native Garden Design: Birds:: Theodore Payne Foundation

Native Garden Design: Hummingbirds:: Theodore Payne Foundation

 

BUTTERFLIES

California Native Plants that Attract Butterflies (PDF):: Regional Parks Botanic Garden

Butterflies and Their Larval Foodplants:: University of California, Irvine

Native Garden Design: Butterflies:: Theodore Payne Foundation

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers: Bay Area (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers: Santa Barbara Foothills (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers: Malibu/Santa Monica Mountains (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers: West Los Angeles (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers: Los Angeles Basin Coastal Strip (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

 

POLLINATORS

Gardening for Bees: Seasonal Recommended Plant Lists:: Urban Bee Garden

Native Garden Design: Pollinators:: Theodore Payne Foundation

California Plants for Native Bees (PDF):: The Xerces Society

Central Coast Pollinator Plant List (PDF):: The Xerces Society

Central Valley Pollinator Plant List (PDF):: The Xerces Society

Native Forbes for Pollinators: Northern Sierra Foothill Region (PDF):: The Xerces Society

Pollinator Plants for Southern California: coastal and foothill regions (PDF):: The Xerces Society

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Sierran Steppe Mixed Forest (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Intermountain Semidesert (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the CA Dry Steppe (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the CA Coastal Chaparral (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the CA Coastal Woodlands (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the CA Coastal Steppe (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the American SemiDesert (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership.

Delaware
Florida

Native Plants that Attract Wildlife (PDF):: Pinellas Chapter Florida Native Plant Society

Florida Native Gardening:: Your Florida Backyard

Community Butterflyscaping: How to have a large-scale butterfly habitat (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Butterfly Gardening in Florida (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Hummingbirds of Florida:: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Attracting Birds in Brevard County (PDF):: University of Florida Brevard Extension

Landscaping to Attract Birds in South Florida:: University of Florida IFAS Reprint

Plants that Attract Birds for Southern Climates:: Take Care of Florida

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Northwest Florida Panhandle (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for North Central Florida (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for West Coastal Florida (Tampa – St. Petersburg) (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for West Central Florida (Bradenton Area) (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Southwestern Florida (Sarasota Area) (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Southeast Florida (Jensen Beach Area) (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for South Florida:: North American Butterfly Association

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Outer Coastal Plain (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants (Book)

Kansas

Trees and Shrubs That Attract Songbirds & Wildlife (PDF):: Kansas Forest Service, Kansas State University

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Greater Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Eastern Kansas/Western Missouri (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Minnesota

Native Plant List (PDF):: University of Minnesota Extension

Butterfly and Moth Garden Plants:: University of Minnesota Extension

Butterfly Gardens:: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Twin Cities (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers and Gardeners in the Laurentian Mixed Forest (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

MIssouri

Native Plants for Your Landscape (PDF):: Missouri Department of Conservation

Landscaping for Backyard Wildlife:: Missouri Department of Conservation

Butterfly Gardening:: The Butterfly House, Missouri Botanical Garden

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Greater Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Eastern Kansas/Western Missouri (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers and Gardeners in the Lower Mississippi Riverine (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Nebraska

Landscape Plants for Wildlife (PDF):: University of Nebraska Extension

Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: University of Nebraska Extension

New Hampshire
New Jersey

Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat Improvement in New Jersey’s Coastal Plain Region (PDF):: Cape Atlantic Conservation District

Top Butterfly Nectar Plants for Northern New Jersey and New York City:: North American Butterfly Association

Landscaping to Create Backyard Bird Habitat:: Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Recommended Plantings to Attract Hummingbirds, Butterflies, & Moths (PDF):: New Jersey Audubon

A Dozen “Must Have” Plants for Backyard Habitat:: New Jersey Audubon

Landscaping for Wildlife – Forests (PDF):: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Landscaping for Wildlife – Shrubs (PDF):: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Landscaping for Wildlife – Wildflowers (PDF):: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Oregon

Plants for Pollinators in Oregon (PDF):: USDA, NRCS

Gardening with Oregon Natives West of the Cascades:: Oregon State University Extension Service

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Southwest Oregon (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Attract Reptiles and Amphibians to Your Yard (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Create a Butterfly Garden (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

Butterfly Garden:: New England Wild Flower Society

Texas

Providing for Backyard Habitat (PDF):: Texas Parks and Wildlife

Native Plants for Landscaping in the Texas Hill Country (PDF):: Native Plant Society of Texas

Host/Nectar Plants by Butterfly Species/Plant Species:: Dallas County Lepidopterists’ Society

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Midland County (West Texas) (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for North Central Texas (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Central Gulf Coastal (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Nectar Flowers for Lower Rio Grande Valley:: North American Butterfly Association

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Southwest Plateau and Plains (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Prairie Parkland Subtropical (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Outer Coastal (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Great Plains Steppe (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Chihuahuan Desert Province (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Arizona New Mexico (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Washington

Flowering Plants that Attract Hummingbirds:: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Butterfly Plants:: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Common Butterflies of the Puget Sound Region and Their Food Plants (PDF):: Washington Butterfly Association

Top Butterfly Flowers of Western Washington (PDF):: North American Butterfly Association

Native Plants for the Lively Garden in Puget Sound Country (PDF):: Seattle Audubon

Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens:: Washington Native Plant Society

Sample Plants for Salmon Friendly Gardens (PDF):: City of Seattle

Planting is for the Birds! (PDF):: Snohomish Conservation District

Planting is for the Butterflies & Hummingbirds! (PDF):: Snohomish Conservation District

Native Plants for the Lively Garden in Puget Sound Country (PDF):: Seattle Audubon Society

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Rocky Mountain Forest-Steppe (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

West Virginia

Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening in West Virginia:: West Virginia University Extension Service

Butterflies and Birds (PDF):: West Virginia University Extension Service

West Virginia Wild Yards (PDF):: West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Native Shrub Fact Sheets:: West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the Central Appalachian (PDF):: Pollinator Partnership

Wisconsin
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