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Here are a handful of trees and shrubs native to my area that I don't have and would like to acquire. I'm always watching for ways to improve my habitat.


aspen, cottonwood, poplar
Populus
Salicales
Native species in your area:
• bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)
• quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
ATTRACTS: 218 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2700

tupelo, ironwood
Ostrya
Fagales
Native species in your area:
• hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
ATTRACTS: 70 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2418

American hornbeam
Carpinus
Fagales
Native species in your area:
• American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)
ATTRACTS: 56 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/600

sumac
Rhus
Sapindales
ATTRACTS: 37 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2851

horsechestnut, buckeye
Aesculus
Sapindales
Native species in your area:
• Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
• Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra var. glabra)
ATTRACTS: 24 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/62

snowberry, buckbush
Symphoricarpos
Dipsacales
Native species in your area:
• coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus)
ATTRACTS: 18 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.

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