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Aquilegia canadensis
(red columbine)
Perennial
Color: Red and yellow flower
Blooms: Spring
Height: 1-2 ft.
Exposure: Partial sun/ partial shade
Soil type: Well drained, sandy, moist
Attracts: Hummingbirds, native pollinators, and butterflies

Asclepias tuberosa
(butterfly milkweed)
Perennial
Color: Dark green foliage with orange flowers
Blooms: Summer
Height: 1-3 ft.
Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil type: Well drained and dry soil
Attracts: Native pollinators and butterflies (host plant for monarch butterflies)

Eurybia divaricata; syn. Aster divaricatus
(white wood-aster)
Perennial
Color: White flowers
Bloom: Fall
Height: 1- 2 ft
Exposure:Partial to full shade
Soil Type: Well drained soil
Attracts: Pollinators and birds

Ionactis linariifolia; syn. Aster linariifolius
(stiff-leaved stiff-aster)
Perennial
Color:  Pale purple flower with yellow center
Blooms: Late summer
Height: 6-18 inches
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well drained to dry
Attracts: Native pollinators and butterflies

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii; syn. Aster novi-belgii
(New York American-aster)
Perennial
Color: Purple flower with pale yellow center
Blooms: Late summer to fall
Height: 3-4 ft.
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Moist to wet soil
Attracts: Native pollinators and butterflies

Symphyotrichum undulatum; syn. Aster undulatus
(wavy-leaved American-aster)
Perennial
Color: Purple to pale blue flower
Blooms: Late summer to fall
Height: 1-3 ft.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil type: Well drained to dry
Attracts: Native pollinators and butterflies

Baccharis halimifolia
(groundsel-tree)
Shrub
Color: Dark green foliage; white flower
Blooms: Fall
Height: Grows up to 10 ft
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type:Can tolerate coarse soil
Attracts: Provides habitat for birds

Baptesia tinctoria
(wild yellow indigo)
Perennial
Color: Yellow flowers
Blooms: Summer
Height: 4 ft.
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Fine to coarse soil, low moisture
Attracts: Birds and butterflies

Chelone glabra
(white turtlehead)
Perennial
Color: White flowers
Blooms: Late summer to fall
Height: 2.5- 3 ft.
Exposure: Sun to partial sun
Soil type: Moist to wet
Attracts: Butterflies and is a host for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

Eutrochium pupureum; syn. Eupatorium purpureum
(purple Joe-Pye weed)
Perennial
Color: Purple flowers
Blooms: Late summer; early fall
Height: 2-6 ft. tall
Needs: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist to wet soil
Attracts: Birds, and pollinators that are a good source of honey

Euthamia caroliniana; syn. Solidago tenuifolia
(slender goldentop)
Perennial
Color: Small yellow flower
Blooms: Late summer to early fall
Height: 12-40 Inches
Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil types: Moist to dry soil
Sweetly scented; drought tolerant

Pycnanthemum muticum
(broad-leaved mountain-mint)
Perennial
Color: Green foliage; white flower
Blooms: Mid-summer
Height: 2-3 ft.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist to dry soil
Attracts: Beneficial insects like lacewings and lady beetles

Pycnanthemum verticillatum
(whorled mountain-mint)
Perennial
Color: Small white to pink flowers
Blooms: Summer
Height: 2-4 ft
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil type: Moist to dry soil
Attracts: Bees and beneficial insects

Rosa carolina
(Carolina Rose)
Shrub
Color: Dark green foliage with light to dark pink flowers
Blooms: Late spring and early summer
Height: 2-3 ft.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil type: Well drained to dry
Attracts: Birds, native pollinators, butterflies, and mammals

Rosa palustris
(Swamp Rose)
Shrub
Color: Pink flowers, small red-orange fruits in summer and fall
Blooms: Summer
Height: 4-6 ft.
Exposure: Sun to partial shade
Soil type: Wet soil
Attracts: Birds, native pollinators and butterflies

Rosa virginiana
(Virginia rose)
Shrub
Color: Pink flower with shiny leathery leaves that turn deep red and maroon in the Fall
Blooms: Early summer
Height: 4-6 ft.
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well drained acidic soils
Tolerant of salt spray; Disease resistant in wild; Good for drier areas of rain gardens

Packera aurea; syn. Senecio aureus
(golden groundsel)
Perennial
Color: Orange and yellow flowers
Blooms: Spring
Height: 1-3 ft.
Exposure  Full to partial sun and partial shade
Soil type: Rich peaty, moist to well-drained
Attracts: Native pollinators and butterflies

Solidago caesia
(blue-stem goldenrod)
Perennial
Color: Yellow flowers
Blooms: Summer and fall
Height: 1-3 ft.
Exposure: Full sun to partial sun, partial shade
Soil type: Well drained to dry rich soil
Attracts: Butterflies and other pollinators

Solidago nemoralis
(gray goldenrod)
Perennial
Color: Gray-green foliage; yellow flower
Blooms: Summer
Height: 30-60 inches tall
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil type: Dry, can tolerate poor soil
Attracts: Pollinators and the Eastern Goldfinch

Solidago odora
(licorice goldenrod)
Perennial
Color: Yellow
Blooms: Mid-summer to fall
Height: 3-6 ft.
Exposure: Sun
Soil: Moist
Attracts: Birds and pollinators

Solidago sempervirens
(seaside goldenrod)
Perennial
Color: Bright yellow flower
Blooms: Late Summer and fall
Height: 3.5 ft.
Exposure: Full sun
Soil types: Moist to dry soil
Attracts: Migrating Monarch butterflies because of its nectar

Spiraea alba
(white meadowsweet)
Shrub
Color: White flower
Blooms: Early to mid summer
Height: 3 ft.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist to dry soil
Attracts: Pollinators and birds; hosts many kinds of butterflies and bees

Spiraea tomentosa
(steeplebush)
Shrub
Color: Purple flowering spires
Blooms: Summer
Height: Grows up to 4 ft.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist
Attracts: Pollinators

Thalictrum pubescens
(tall meadow-rue)
Perennial
Color: White flowers starburst
Blooms: Summer
Height: 4-6 ft.
Exposure: Full shade to partial sun
Soil type: Rich peaty moist
Attracts: Native pollinators and butterflies

Verbena hastata
(blue vervain)
Perennial
Color: Dark blue, violet
Blooms: Summer to early fall
Height: 2-4 ft.
Exposure: Sun to part sun
Soil type: Moist or wet and well drained
Attracts: Butterflies

Vernonia noveboracensis
(New York ironweed)
Perennial
Color: Purple Flower
Blooms: Late summer
Height: Grows up to 6 ft.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil type: Moist to well-drained soil
Attracts: Pollinators and birds

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