Native to North America
STATE DISTRIBUTION (USDA): AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV
CANADIAN DISTRIBUTION: MB, NB, ON, QC, SK
Cardinal Flower Identification and Relationship with Birds
Herbaceous perennial ranging from 2 to 4 feet, the Cardinal Flower blooms nectar-rich, red-colored, tubular shaped flowers from July to September. It is a favorite of both hummingbirds and insects, the insects will in turn attract insectivorous birds. Despite the name, the Cardinal Flower will not directly attract the Northern Cardinal.
Birds Most Commonly Attracted to Cardinal Flower
inAttracting Bird with Native Plants
Attracting Bird with Native Plants
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