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Native hummingbird plants in other areas of north america

Many species of penstemons and a few other groups of plants are valuable to hummingbirds. In these cases, only the genus is listed. Please check which species are local to your area.

South East

Western Mountains
   
Bignonia capreolata (Cross vine) Cirsium arizonicum (Arizona thistle)
Cuphea ignea (Cigar plant)* Heuchera versicolor (Coral bells)
Cuphea micropetala (Tall cigar plant)* Castilleja integra (Indian paintbrush)
Erythrina herbacea (Coral bean) Silene laciniata (Indian pink)
Hamelia patens (Firebush) Penstemon barbatus (Scarlet bugler)
Ipomoea quamoclit (Cypress vine) Ipomopsis aggregata (Scarlet gilia)
Justicia branegeana (Shrimp plant) Bouvardia glaberrima (Smooth bourvardia)
Lonicera sempervivens (Coral honeysuckle) Delphinium occidentale (Western larkspur)
Malvaviscus arboreus (Sleepy mallow) Lycium andersonii (Wolfberry)
Rhododendron minus (Piedmont rhododendron)  
Salvia lyrata (Lyre-leaved sage) California Coast
Salvia leucantha (Mexican bush sage)  
Salvia regla (Mountain sage) Zauschneria canum (Hummingbird fuchsia)
Salvia coccinea Silene californica (California Indian Pink)
Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink) Salvia clevelandii (Cleveland sage)
  Chilopsis linearis (Desert willow)
  Penstemon sp. (Beardtongue)
South Western Deserts

Castilleja sp. (Paintbrush)

  Lupinus sp. (Lupine)
Justicia spicigera (Mexican honeysuckle) Mimulus aurantiacus (Monkey flower)
Justicia californica (Chuparosa) Delphinium cardinale (Scarlet larkspur)
Cordia boissieri (Texas Olive)  
Calliandra californica (Baja Fairy Duster) Pacific north west
Fouquieria splendens (Ocotillo)  
Penstemon parryi (Parry penstemon) Ribes sanguineum
Salvia greggii (Red sage) Castilleja sp.
Hesperaloe parviflora (Red yucca) Mimulus cardinalis (Monkey flower)
Stachys coccinea (Scarlet betony) Delphinium nudicaule (Orange Larkspur)
Erythrina flabelliformis (Southwest coral bean) Lonicera involucrata (Twinberry)
Penstemon superbus (Superb penstemon) Aquilegia formosa (Western columbine)
Tecoma stans (Yellow bells) Lupinus sp (lupines)
Chilopsis linearis (Desert willow)