ABOUT THE NATIVE GARDEN
Located in the northeast corner of the Library grounds, the Native Corner is home to a variety of plants native to the Kansas City area such as, witch hazel, spicebush, and Annabelle hydrangeas.
Native Corner Collection
More About the Native Corner
- Native plants are better for the environment as they are adapted to our climate, and therefore, need less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
- Native plants can prevent water runoff, improve air quality, and decrease pollution.
- Native plants also increase food sources and habitat for wildlife.
- The best time to visit the Native Corner is in June when visitors can enjoy the various hydrangeas in bloom.
A Home for Wildlife
In addition to being better for the surrounding environment, native plants also increase food sources and habitat for a variety of wildlife.
- Spicebush is a host plant for the spicebush butterfly caterpillar and attracts other butterflies and birds.
- New Jersey tea attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
- Witch hazel attracts bees, small wasps, moths, and beetles.
- Annabelle hydrangea attracts butterflies, moths, pollinators, and songbirds.