Native Plants

Native Plants

Why Native Plants?

  • Native plants are historic members of our local ecosystem and food web.
  • Native plants host native insects, the primary food of birds and many other species.
  • The seeds, nuts, berries, and nectar of natives are digestible, nutritious, and well-timed for local wildlife than non-natives.
  • Natives don’t need fertilizers or extra water since they are adapted to local conditions.
  • Pesticides aren’t required since natives have defensives against indigenous insects.
Barb's yard and seating area
Barb’s Yard

Wildlife-Friendly Plants for Southeastern Pennsylvania and Environs 

Sources of Native Plants 

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