Plants for Native Pollinator Meadow

I have native perennial wildflower seedlings for my neighbors in Medlock Park.

I will be announcing a Saturday afternoon when I will be giving away seedlings in my driveway.

The plants I have are native plants that turn your lawn into a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds and many other types of pollinators.

Many flowers can feed adult butterflies, but what is critical are native flowers that feed their caterpillars.

Balanced ecologies with birds and dragonflies also control mosquitos, fleas, houseflies, and other pests.

Email me at work if you are also restoring your lawn and have native plants to trade.

2024 Plants

In 2024 I will have these native perennial seedlings available:

  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Wild Indigo
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • White Boneset
  • Swamp Sunflower
  • Milkweed
  • Scarlet Rose Mallow
  • Swamp Rose Mallow
  • Passionflower/Maypop (seeds)
  • Halberd Leaf Mallow (seeds)

and these annuals:

  • Cherokee Black Beans (seeds)
  • Lambs Quarter (seeds)
  • Tiny Tomatoes (seeds)
  • Ground Cherries (seeds)

Plants to Eliminate

Use native plants to replace invasive plants with little ecological value.

The following plants are an ecological disaster in the southeastern United States and should be removed from lawns:

  • Crepe Myrtle
  • English Ivy
  • Monkey Grass
  • Chinese Privet Hedge
  • Leland Cypress
  • Bradford Pear

These particular invasive plants are as big a problem as kudzu. They displace native ecology and starve pollinators and are spreading in the wild each year.

Avoid corporate nurseries that sell these plants.

Instead, buy native plants online or at one of Metro Atlanta’s native plant nurseries.

Avoid foreign ornamentals like Hellebore and Hosta that don’t feed anything.

Don’t let inedible plants and mass extinction be your legacy.

Fun Fact

Many of the plants in my yard can be eaten in a time of disaster or famine, including non-standard items like baby muscadine leaves and tendrils.

Imagine trying to eat English ivy or crepe myrtle or any of the poisonous ornamentals in your lawn.

Native Pollinator Meadow Plants

Here are the native wildflowers in the pollinator meadow formerly known as my back yard. These perennial wildflowers would make good choices in most of the southeastern U.S.


  • Wild Indigo
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • White Boneset
  • Scarlet Rose Mallow
  • Swamp Rose Mallow
  • Jerusalem Artichoke (very tall 8 ft+)
  • Canna Lily
  • Swamp Sunflower (takes over)
  • Milkweed
  • Cutleaf Cone Flower


  • Cosmos
  • Zinnias
  • Wild Sunflowers
  • Mexican Sunflowers (zones moving northward)

My Back Yard

pollinator meadow native plants

Crawlspace Seedlings


Temporary Greenhouse