PLANTS THAT ATTRACT POLLINATORS
Important Notice ~ as you seek bedding plants from nurseries, please read this message from Carol Dunk, an advocate for pollinators, and former president of the Ontario Horticultural Society
NEW ~ FOUR ecoregional guides to pollinator-friendly plants from the Pollinator Partnership are now specific to Canada! The Lake Erie Lowlands Guide is applicable to central-southwestern Ontario, and The Lower Mainland Guide refers to the Vancouver, BC area. Two other ecoregional guides for Ontario were recently completed: The Manitoulin-Lake Simcoe and The Algonquin-Lake Nipissing. Aussi disponible en francais. More guides to follow. Another 32 ecoregional guides exist for the United States, with some overlap pertaining to adjoining Canadian provinces.
If you really want to be more specific in matching plants in the ecozone that you live in, the Evergreen Native Plant Database is the place for you. First determine your ecozone on this map. Then choose the "Advanced Search" option in the Native Plant Database. You may then indicate your ecozone and scroll further down, under the Miscellaneous heading, where you can check off "Attracts Wildlife" and choose which wildlife to specify. You can also use the North American Native Plant Society database to check if a plant is local to your area.
-- in combination with -- Evergreen Native Plant Database
Pollinator Partnership Ecoregional Guides with 4 dedicated to Canadian regions (so far)
Nectar and Pollen Plants for Native Wild Pollinators by Susan Chan
BOOKS for SALE
How to Make a Pollinator Garden by Clement Kent $8 including shipping; click thumbnail and scroll down to page to open Publications tab
Landowner's Guide to Conserving Native Pollinators by Susan Chan $15 including shipping; click thumbnail and scroll down to page to open Publications tab
PROTECT your POLLINATORS
MAPPING TOOLS for REGIONS in CANADA
GUIDES to BECOMING POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY
POLLINATOR CONSERVATION DIGITAL LIBRARY
The Pollinator Conservation Digital Library also lists plants and their pollinators. However, you generally need to know the scientific (Latin) name of the flora you are searching, or you need to know the scientific (Latin) name of a particular bee to find a list of plants that they like.