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The Popular Flower That American Goldfinch Birds Rely On & Why
American goldfinches often use fiber from milkweed in their nests, which means planting milkweed in your yard could also encourage these birds to nest nearby.
Common milkweed with its pink and white flowers; swamp milkweed, which has purple flowers; and butterfly milkweed, known for bright orange flowers, are native to the United States.
Swamp milkweed is ideal for growing in wet areas like rain gardens, whereas common milkweed and butterfly milkweed thrive in drier locations and are drought tolerant once matured.
Many of goldfinches' favorite foods, such as coneflowers, are perfect companion plants to milkweed since these plants also prefer to live in dry and sunny conditions.