What are Native Plants?


Native plants can be defined as those that naturally occur in the region in which they evolved. They are adapted to local climate and soil conditions and, as a result, provide the most sustainable habitats.


What’s so great about Native Plants?


Native plants play a crucial role in our local ecosystems by supporting pollinators such as birds, bees, and butterflies. Additionally, natives provide necessary food and shelter for wildlife. Unlike native plants, exotic plants do not offer the same energetic rewards for their visitors and disrupt the natural food web. In some cases, non-native plants can become invasive, out-competing native plants and further degrading natural habitats.


What are the benefits of Native Plants?


  • Native plants require less fertilizers and pesticides
  • Native plants require less watering
  • Native plants assist in preventing soil erosion
  • Native plants help reduce air pollution
  • Native plants provide food and shelter to local wildlife
  • Native plants support pollinators
  • Native plants promote biodiversity
  • Native plants preserve natural heritage


For a list of Native Nectar Plants through the seasons, please click on the links below!

Native Nectar Plants