Native plants, those that grew wild in your area prior to European settlement, are the best choice for a wildlife-friendly garden for several reasons.
Native plants should never be dug from the wild. Many are becoming threatened through habitat destruction and collection. We should not be adding to this pressure. The best source for your plants is a good local nursery with plants native to your region, grown by the nursery, and not collected from the wild. To help in the search for such suppliers we have compiled this source list.