For Your Yard: Colorado Native Plants

For Your Yard: Colorado Native Plants

15 Bird Friendly, Drought Resistant, Native Plants for Your Yard

For her certification project, Denver Audubon Naturalist Jan Gorski created a list of 15 plants (12 flowering, 3 grasses) that are native to Colorado, easy to grow, and excellent for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife. Below are her recommendations, with extensive information. Communications Coordinator Cassandra Cordova included names of these plants from surrounding Native tribes. Remember when shopping to use the botanical name, as common names vary from region to region. For more information, visit our Native Plants for Birds page!
All photos are credited to Jan Gorski.

Bee Balm
Blanketflower
Prairie Coneflower
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant
Rocky Mountain Penstemon
Showy Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed
Prairie Zinnia
Kinnikinnick
Oregon Grape
Colorado Four O'Clock
Rabbitbrush
Blue Grama
Sideoats Grama
Little Bluestem
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