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By The Xerces Society

ISBN-10: 1612128866

ISBN-13: 9781612128863

The foreign bee difficulty is threatening our worldwide foodstuff offer, yet this straight forward box consultant exhibits what you are able to do to aid safeguard our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation bargains browsable profiles of a hundred universal vegetation, herbs, shrubs, and timber that allure bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The options are easy: sow seeds for a few vegetation — similar to basil, rhododendron, and blueberries — and easily don’t mow down ample local species, together with aster, goldenrod, and milkweed. 100 crops to Feed the Bees will empower owners, landscapers, house dwellers — a person with a scrap of backyard or a window field — to guard our pollinators.

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Starry rosinweed (S. asteriscus) is found throughout the Deep South, extending to the tip of Florida, and is a magnet for showy swallowtail butterflies and many other insects. Native Wildflowers « 52 14. ) P figworts in a solid stand can leave visitors’ clothes and skin wet with sticky nectar. One species, carpenter’s square (Scrophularia marilandica), is also known as Simpson’s honey plant. In the 1880s it was mass-planted in parts of the Midwest; beekeepers claimed a single acre could produce 400 to 500 pounds of honey.

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).

USE S Wildflower meadow/ prairie restoration Reclaimed industrial land/tough sites Ornamental Rangeland/pasture BLOOM TIME FLOWER COLOR MA XIMUM HEIGHT Late spring Yellow, orange 1 foot (30 cm) California Poppy Ornamental variants include cultivars with red, pink, or white petals or double flow- Native Wildflowers « 44 10. ) T H E S E E A R LY B L O O M E R S produce showy flowers that support certain pollinators when most blossoms are scarce. While the Clarkia genus includes more than 30 species, almost all are restricted to California and adjacent states, such as Oregon.

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