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Native Plants for Pollinators



There are a lot of great websites on the Internet about pollinators and pollination.  Here are some of our favorite sites related to planting native plants for pollinators.  Be sure to check out our other categories of website links for many other valuable resources.


Natives, Cultivars, and “Nativars”

Kathy's Garden Plant Lists and Overview (Clement Kent)

Example Full-Sun Pollinator-Friendly Garden (proposed for the ON Biodiversity Institute by local individuals)

Nectar and Pollen Plants for Native Wild Pollinators of Ontario (Bee Friend)

Elliot Community Native Cut Flower Garden (Healthy Landscapes, City of Guelph)

Pollinator-Friendly Ecoregional Planting Guides (Pollinator Partnership)

Pollinator Conservation Resource Center (including regional plant list) (Xerces)

A Flower Patch for the Rusty-Patched Bumble bee (Wildlife Preservation Canada)

Sources of Native Planting Stock for the Carolinian Zone (e.g. Southern Ontario)(Carolinian Canada)

Commercial Native Plant Growers (North American Native Plant Society)

Native Plant Encyclopedia (Canadian Wildlife Federation)

Wild About Gardening Plant Encyclopedia (Canadian Wildlife Federation)

The Evergreen Native Plant Database (Canada)

Native Plant Database (North American Native Plant Society)

Ontario Tree Atlas (choose trees native to your region, learn more about them, how to identify, etc.)

Ecological Landscaping and Restoration Resources (Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Southern Ontario)

HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants

PLANTS Database (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)

North American Native Plant Society

Native Plants Database (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)

Grow Me Instead guide for choosing native over invasive plants (Ontario Invasive Plants)

The Best Native Plants for Toronto Gardens (David Suzuki Foundation)

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