Michigan Native Plants are:
- Flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs that have lived in Michigan since before European settlement.
- Easy to grow, maintain, and require little watering after established and no fertilizing
- Provide beautiful, colorful plants that reflect Michigan’s rich natural heritage
- Encourage biodiversity by providing native pollinators like monarch butterflies and seed eaters such as American Goldfinches and Cardinals with food and shelter
- Provide important sources of genetic diversity for wild populations of plants
- Help reduce global warming by sequestering carbon through their extensive root system which returns carbon to the soil.