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Wildlife Friendly Native Plants By Wildscape - Boulder, Colorado

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  • 1. RESOURCESWildlife Friendly Native Plants by WildscapeRegion(H denotes hardy, high elevation survivors)PLAINS GRASSLANDCommon Name Scientific Name NotesGrassesIndian Grass Sorghastrum avenaceum Winter seed source/HLittle Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium Winter seed source/HSide Oats Grama Grass Bouteloua curtipendula Nectar and seed sourceSwitchgrass Panicum virgatum Cover and fall colorPerennialsBush Sunflower Helianthus pumilus Fall seed sourceStemless Evening Primrose Oenothera howardii Lures hovering mothsOrange Butterflyweed Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly magnet/HPrairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera Finches eat seed headsYellow Prickly Pear Opuntia polyacantha Bee nectar; fruitShrubsHackberry Celtis reticulata Fruit eaten by birdsHawthorn Crataegus erythropoda Fruit, thorns for coverSand Cherry Cerasus (Prunus) besseyi Every one eats the fruitThree Leaf Sumac/Skunkbush Rhus aromatica ssp. trilobata Fruit for birdsTreesPlains Cottonwood Populus deltoides/monilifera Nest habitat for orioles & owlsPINON-JUNIPER WOODLANDGrassesBlue Grama Chondrosum bouteloua gracilis Substitute for bluegrass/HIndian Ricegrass Achnatherum hymenoides Seeds eaten by birds/HNeedle and Thread Hesperostipa comata Seeds eaten by birds/HPerennialsWild Four O’clock Mirabilis multiflora Nectar feeding insectsRocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata Butterfly magnet/self sowsRocky Mountain Penstemon Penstemon strictus Nectar feeding insectsScarlet Bugler Penstemon Penstemon barbatus Hummingbird attractantSilvery Lupine Lupinus argenteus Seeds eaten by birds/HShrubsOregon-Grape Mahonia repens Berries eaten by birdsRubber Rabbitbrush, Green Chrysothamnus nauseosus Moths, butterflies, birds/HThree-leaf Sumac Rhus aromatica trilobata Berries and cover/HTreesPiñon Pine Pinus edulis Pinon Jays/wildlife eat nutsRocky Mountain Juniper Sabina scopulorum Winter berries/birds/HPONDEROSA PINE FOREST/GAMBEL’S OAK CHAPARRAL
  • 2. GrassesBig Bluestem Andropogon gerardii Winter seed sourceIdaho Fescue Festuca idahoensis Seeds eaten by birdsJunegrass Koeleria macrantha Cover, food for grazers/HMountain Muhly Muhlenbergia montana Cover/food for birdsPerennialsBee Balm Monarda fistulosa Hummer magnet/self sowsScarlet Gilia Ipomopsis aggregata Hummingbird magnetSulfur Flower Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum Butterflies and beesWild Strawberry Fragaria virginiana ssp. glauca Fruit eaten by everyoneShrubsBoulder Raspberry Oreobatus (Rubus) deliciosus Fruit eaten by wildlifeKinnikinnick Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Berries eaten by wildlifeMountain Ninebark Physocarpus monogynus Showy blooms/seed/HMountain Mahogany Cercocarpus montanus Cover/pods/birdsServiceberry Amelanchier alnifolia Fruit eaten by wildlife/HSilver Buffaloberry Shepherdia argentea Fruit eaten by wildlifeSPRUCE/FIR/ASPEN MONTANEGrassesMountain Muhly Muhlenbergia montana Cover/food for birdsPerennialsTall Beard Tongue, Blue Mist Penstemon virgatus Hummingbirds and butterfliesColorado Columbine Aquilegia caerulea Bee magnetCoral Bells Heuchera sanguinea Nectar feeding insectsWestern Sneezeweed Helenium hoopesii Bird and insect foodShrubsMountain Spiraea Holodiscus dumosus Cover for birdsRed Elderberry Sambucus racemosa Every one eats the berriesThimbleberry Rubacer parviflorus Fruit for wildlifeTwinberry Honeysuckle Lonicera involucrata Cover, nectar and berriesTreesAspen Populus tremuloides Woodpecker/swallow nesting