So, today on Victory Garden they mentioned Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower web site. After checking it out and bookmarking it, I thought I should share. You can find natives for your area. The search engine even gives you capability to search for color of bloom and month of the year it blooms. Native Plant Information
This is my Callicarpa americana, Beautyberry, earlier this year. The leaves are all gone and the Mockingbirds are wild about the berries.