Columbine is a lovely native shade wildflower that is attractive to hummingbirds , bees and butterflies and finches eat the seeds . There are lots of hybrid varieties of it , bred for showÃ¬er flowers , but you can still get the native species at native plant nurseries .
Bunchberry is a ground cover variety of dogwood , with the same beautiful dogwood flowers . Many birds including cedar wax wings and mockingbirds like the berries . It has to have acidity soil.
Ginseng is another ground cover . It used to be common in the wild , but is now rare due to over harvesting , as ithe roots are reputed to have lots of healing properties . It is also attractive to birds .
Cardinal flower is one of the few bright red flowers to grow in shade and as such is attractive to hummingbirds .
Serviceberry is a shrub that comes in varieties from a small tree to pretty dwarf . 40 species of birds like those berries . Viburnum is another shrub in a variety of sizes and with berries birds like . It also has exceptionally fragrant flowers in spring .
This is just a few of many choices . You should find a good native plant nursery . They can give you better suggestions as to what does best in your area and what is available .