When it comes to our food systems, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, flies, bats and hummingbirds are true heroes. About 35% of our planet’s food crops depend on insects and animals and 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on natural pollinators for their survival. That makes pollinators extremely important.

Selecting native, pollinator-friendly plants not only helps increase the diversity of your garden, it adds a splash of color and livelihood by attracting these important pollinators! Check out this list of 10 western North Carolina native plants we recommend.