Highly attractive to butterflies. Seeds attract Mourning Doves, Bobwhite Quail, and White-tailed Deer. Special Value to Native Bees (Recognized by pollination ecologists as attracting large numbers of native bees.) Special Value to Bumble Bees.
Goldenrod is highly attractive to butterflies and bees. While it is often blamed for seasonal allergies that is a myth. The pollen of the goldenrod is heavy and does not float on the air, the real culprit is the ragweed which blooms at the same time.
Mountain Mint is a host plant for the Regal Fritillary, the Delaware Skipper, the Hermit Sphinx, the Curved Tooth Geometer, and the Tobacco Budworm Moth. Bees and butterflies are attracted to its flowers.
Milkweed is an exceptional plant for pollinators, attracting Hawk moths, Swallowtail butterflies, Fritillaries, Monarchs, skippers, bumble bees and numerous other nectar seekers – even an occasional hummingbird. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs exclusively on plants in the Asclepias genus (milkweeds).