Native Plant Profiles

Get information on how to make your favorite native plants thrive in your bird-friendly garden.

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Phlox: A Sweet Addition To Any Woodland Garden
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Phlox: A Sweet Addition To Any Woodland Garden

Plant Eastern Blue Phlox for an evergreen ground cover that adds a burst of spring color to your garden, a sweet fragrance, and attracts hummingbirds.

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Plant spicebush, give a bird one more day!
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Plant spicebush, give a bird one more day!

The Spicebush is among our Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year for 2015. Find this and other plants at your local participating retailer.

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Vines Make for Happy Hummers
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Vines Make for Happy Hummers

Vines are self-filling hummingbird feeders! Plant them in your bird-friendly backyard.

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Winterberry – Irresistible to Birds AND People
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Winterberry – Irresistible to Birds AND People

Not only will the winterberries delight human neighbors every fall and winter, they will attract and feed a variety of birds.

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Happy Hummers Get Wild for White Flowers
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Happy Hummers Get Wild for White Flowers

With its white blossoms, Virginia Sweetspire might not look like a hummingbird magnet, but you can bet it is!

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Plant Beautyberry for Birds
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Plant Beautyberry for Birds

Plant an American beautyberry, and you WILL get a Black-throated Blue Warbler in your yard.

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Cardinal Flower: A Hummingbird Magnet
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Cardinal Flower: A Hummingbird Magnet

Attract Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to your yard with this bird-friendly native plant now available with participating retailers.

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Sweetbay Magnolia: Adding Life to Your Garden
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Sweetbay Magnolia: Adding Life to Your Garden

The Sweetbay Magnolia is among our Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year for 2016. Find this and other plants at your local participating retailer.

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A River Birch Oasis
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A River Birch Oasis

If you have space to plant just one tree to feed your birds, you can’t go wrong with the River Birch, one of our 2016 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year.

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Enjoy A Living Bird Feeder with Little Bluestem
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Enjoy A Living Bird Feeder with Little Bluestem

Planting Little Bluestem in your yard is like planting a living bird feeder. Learn more about this plant featured on our 2016 Bird-Friendly Native Plant of the Year list.

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Sweetbay Magnolia: Adding Life to Your Garden
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Sweetbay Magnolia: Adding Life to Your Garden

The Sweetbay Magnolia is among our Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year for 2016. Find this and other plants at your local participating retailer.

Cardinal Flower: A Hummingbird Magnet
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Cardinal Flower: A Hummingbird Magnet

Attract Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to your yard with this bird-friendly native plant now available with participating retailers.

Winston-Salem Journal: Adding bird-friendly native plants helps everyone
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Winston-Salem Journal: Adding bird-friendly native plants helps everyone

Providing the right kind of plants and elements in your landscape allows birds the three basic winter essentials: food, water and shelter.

Goodbye Nandina, Hello Spicebush
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Goodbye Nandina, Hello Spicebush

Make big strides to increase the number of bird-friendly native plants in your community. Ask city and county governments to use more plants from the Bird-Friendly Native Plants list.

Audubon North Carolina Helps Buy, Sell & Grow Plants to Benefit Birds
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Audubon North Carolina Helps Buy, Sell & Grow Plants to Benefit Birds

Audubon North Carolina's latest program sparks a thriving economy for bird-friendly native plants in NC.

North Carolina Gardeners Have New Opportunities to Help Birds Thrive
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North Carolina Gardeners Have New Opportunities to Help Birds Thrive

Audubon North Carolina empowers gardeners to grow local with its latest program, the Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year.

2015 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year List
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

2015 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year List

We’ve purposely picked just a handful of bird-friendly native plants so you can add new plants to your collection each year, while growers prepare plants for the following year.

Help Winter Birds with a Deadhead
Bird-Friendly Communities

Help Winter Birds with a Deadhead

We are giving you a reason not to deadhead your flowers this fall. Just tell everyone it’s for the birds!

50 Plants for Where You Live
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

50 Plants for Where You Live

Download specific plant lists for where you live.

Why Go Native for Birds
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Why Go Native for Birds

Native plants play a very important role in providing the food birds need to survive and thrive.

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