Native Pollinator Plants

Recommended Native Plants

This is a list of suggested plants native to the Atlantic southeast. Most of the plants listed can be found in all three regions of North Carolina. This list is not intended to be comprehensive and only highlights a selection of plants that many nurseries and gardens centers are likely to carry. For more comprehensive lists of native plants, see links to additional resources below including NCWF’s suggested North Carolina regional native plant list.

You can also purchase NCWF's custom Butterfly Highway seed packets, which include the seeds of up to seven native plants that support pollinators and other wildlife!

Order Your Butterfly Highway Sign

Put up a Butterfly Highway sign to show off your amazing pollinator pitstop and start the conversation in your community about helping pollinators and conserving wildlife habitat.

Get Your Native Seed Packets

One packet of native seeds provides as many as 7 different kinds of native flowering plants for monarchs and other pollinators, creating up to 25 square feet of habitat. The seed variety includes purple coneflowers, milkweed, black-eyed Susans, and more!