7 Autumn Plants that Attract Bird, Bees, and Butterflies

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    Aster

    These daisylike perennials brighten fall gardens and borders with their blue, white, or pink flowers.

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    Black Chokeberry

    This attractive, low-maintenance shrub with bluish-black fruit is a favorite of songbirds during the fall and winter.

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    Crocus

    For an autumn bloom, try the exotic saffron crocus.

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    Dogwood

    This small landscape tree offers rich foliage and red berries in the fall. Dogwood berries sustain robins, bluebirds, and cardinals in the later part of the year.

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    Mistflower

    The clustering bluish purple flowers are fall favorites of several types of butterflies.

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    Sedum

    During fall, when most of the garden is declining, "Autumn Joy" sedum—or stonecrop—brightens the landscape with its deep pink, star-shaped blooms.

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    Virginia Creeper

    The crimson fall foliage is spectacular, and the blue fruit provides an important winter resource for thrushes, catbirds, cardinal, chickadees, and starlings.

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