Bumble Bee enjoying Birds-foot Trefoil; from article on BuzzAboutBeesNet-Wildflowers Native Plants for Bees By planting plant species indigenous to your area, you help both bees AND butterflies survive.Many favorite bee plants also serve as host plants for butterfly larvae.You can preserve several species (including the wildflower itself!) With native plantings! Wildflowers and native flowers can also provide forage for birds (some birds eat flower seeds-goldfinches, for example)-and by increasing the supply of butterfly larvae for birds to feed their young, bees for adult birds-you support an entire food chain by simply adding a few wildflowers to your yard!