100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to by The Xerces Society

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The foreign bee quandary is threatening our worldwide meals offer, yet this effortless box consultant exhibits what you are able to do to assist defend our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation bargains browsable profiles of a hundred universal vegetation, herbs, shrubs, and bushes that aid bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The ideas are easy: decide the best crops for pollinators, defend them from insecticides, and supply considerable blooms in the course of the starting to be season through blending perennials with herbs and annuals! 100 crops to Feed the Bees will empower householders, landscapers, condo dwellers — an individual with a scrap of backyard or a window field — to guard our pollinators.

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While the Clarkia genus includes more than 30 species, almost all are restricted to California and adjacent states, such as Oregon. Most are annual wildflowers, and many are not commercially available. A few species, including the common farewell to spring or godetia (Clarkia amoena), have made their way into the ornamental plant trade. Seed for these is widely available. They are probably not prolific nectar or pollen producers, but they have the distinct advantage of blooming in early to midsummer when most other West Coast wildflowers are finished for the year.

Purpureum). Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) is also available from native plant specialists and attracts an amazing diversity of insects. Wildflower meadow/ prairie restoration Wetland restoration Pollinator nesting material or caterpillar host plant Ornamental N O TA B L E F L O W E R V I S I T O R S Attracts big, showy butterflies such as monarchs and swallowtails, but also various solitary bees, bumble bees, and other insects. Boneset attracts many of those and typically more, including various beneficial predatory wasps and beetles.

Wildflower meadow/ prairie restoration Wetland restoration Pollinator nesting material or caterpillar host plant Ornamental N O TA B L E F L O W E R V I S I T O R S Attracts big, showy butterflies such as monarchs and swallowtails, but also various solitary bees, bumble bees, and other insects. Boneset attracts many of those and typically more, including various beneficial predatory wasps and beetles. Host plant for caterpillars of the ruby tiger moth (Phragmatobia fuliginosa), the three-lined flower moth (Schinia trifascia), the boneset borer moth (Carmenta pyralidiformis), and the clymene moth (Haploa clymene).

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