Hummingbirds Will Keep Coming Back For These Three Plants In Your Yard

Why Hummingbirds Like Bull Thistle, Pussy Willow, and Dandelions Bull thistles are spiky, blooming herbaceous weeds that can grow several feet tall. Its June purple pink blossoms are prickly.

These plants provide a lot of nectar and pollen, making them a hummingbird "meal" place. Birds can nest with thistle. Be careful where you plant bull thistle—it's invasive.

Hummingbirds love your pussy willows for their pollen and nectar. Spring-flowering shrub that grows over 8 feet tall. The blooms are nicknamed catkin (Dutch for "kitten") because they resemble a cat's tail, but some think they look like fluffy caterpillars.

Another hummingbird-friendly plant? Dandelions. On the first warm day of the year, these golden blossoms emerge from the grass overnight to signal spring.

As another weed, dandelions aren't appreciated in lawns. Maybe in a garden. Hummers utilize dandelions' down to line their nests, therefore these three plants serve both food and nest material.