Eco Preservation : List of Garden Plants for Saving Bees

Plants for Saving Bees

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Hey Honey, I can give more than Honey! Save Me!

Bees are important indicators for the health of the environment. When something is wrong with our bees, something is wrong in the environment!

Bees are having a hard time, but we can all do our bit to help save the bees.  You do not need to become a beekeeper. Indeed, many other pollinators (not just honey bees) are in serious decline too. For example, in some countries, like the UK, some bumblebee species have gone extinct already. Many butterfly species are also struggling.

Here is a list of garden plants for bees that provide forage for at least one species of bee. Many of these plants will attract honey bees and different types of bumblebees and solitary bees.

Most people can accommodate at least a few of these flowers to attract bees and butterflies into their gardens, even if only in pots.

GARDEN PLANTS FOR BEES

 LATE WINTER – SPRING GARDEN PLANTS
Mahonia
Winter Aconite
Crocus
Daffodil (try native wild types – e.g. if you live in the UK, try Narcissus pseudonarcissus)
Genista
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Gorse (Ulex)  
Rosemary (Rosemarinus)
Flowering Currant (Ribes)  
Primrose (Primula vulgaris)
Bluebell (Choose native varieties)
Cowslip (Choose native varieties)  
Snakeshead (Fritillaria meleagris)
Winter Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima, Lonicera purpusii)
Barberry (Berberis) (Lamium)
Bugle (Ajuga)
Ground Ivy
Snowdrops (Galanthus) – single flowered varieties  
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Lenten rose ( Helleborus orientalis)
 SPRING – SUMMER GARDEN PLANTS
Forget-me-not (Myosotis)
Foxglove (Digitalis)
Bistort
Crane’s-bill (Geranium)
Poppy (Papaver)
Chives  Chive flower
Bugle (Ajuga) (also in Late Winter – Spring)  
Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus acris)
Borage officinalis
Crocus (also mentioned in Late Winter Spring)  
Comfrey (Malus)  
Honey Suckle (Lonicera)
Passion Flower (Passiflora)
Muscari
Thyme
Sweetpea (Lathyrus)
Campanula
Lupin (Lupinus)
Rosa rugosa
Sea Holly (Eryngium)
Columbine (Aquilegia)
Penstemon
Salvia
Hebe
Allium
Agapanthus
 SUMMER – AUTUMN GARDEN PLANTS
Scorpion Weed (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
Purple Loosestrife
Sedum
Golden Rod (Solidago)
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Red Hot Poker (Knifophia)
Veronica
Salvia (mentioned already)  
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
 
Verbascum
Scabious
Sunflower
Lavender
Watermint
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum)
Nepeta (Catmint)
Bugle (Ajuga) (mentioned already)  
Bergenia
Hellebores (mentioned already)  
Hollyhock
Bergamot
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens)
Verbena
Raspberry (especially the Autumn raspberry)
 AUTUMN – WINTER GARDEN PLANTS
Ivy hedera helix
Mint (Mentha) (mentioned already)
Oregano (Origanum)
Autumn raspberries (mentioned already)  
Viburnum
Common Heather (Calluna vulgaris)

Courtesy : www.buzzaboutbees.net and WikiPedia

 

Know : 100s of Rose Species (Gallery)

rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa (The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa), within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.

The Gallery here features native Roses (Rosa flowers not the hybrid ones, which we will post later)

The genus Rosa is subdivided into four subgenera:

  • Hulthemia (formerly Simplicifoliae, meaning “with single leaves”) containing one or two species from southwest AsiaR. persica and R. berberifolia (syn. R. persica var. berberifolia) which are the only roses without compound leaves or stipules.
  • Hesperrhodos (from the Greek for “western rose”) has two species, both from southwestern North America. These are R. minutifolia and R. stellata.
  • Platyrhodon (from the Greek for “flaky rose”, referring to flaky bark) with one species from east Asia, R. roxburghii.
  • Rosa (the type subgenus) containing all the other roses. This subgenus is subdivided into 11 sections.
    • Banksianae – white and yellow roses from China
    • Bracteatae – three species, two from China and one from India
    • Caninae – pink and white species from AsiaEurope and North Africa
    • Carolinae – white, pink, and bright pink species all from North America
    • Chinensis – white, pink, yellow, red and mixed-color roses from China and Burma
    • Gallicanae – pink to crimson and striped roses from western Asia and Europe
    • Gymnocarpae – a small group distinguished by a deciduous receptacle on the hip; one species in western North America (R. gymnocarpa), the others in east Asia
    • Laevigatae – a single white species from China
    • Pimpinellifoliae – white, pink, bright yellow, mauve and striped roses from Asia and Europe
    • Rosa (syn. sect. Cinnamomeae) – white, pink, lilac, mulberry and red roses from everywhere but North Africa
    • Synstylae – white, pink, and crimson roses from all areas
1 Rosa abyssinica
2 Rosa acicularis – Arctic Rose, Prickly Rose (Rosa)
3 Rosa × alba (possibly R. canina × R. gallica)
4 Rosa alexandrae
5 Rosa alpina see Rosa pendulina
6 Rosa anemoniflora
7 Rosa arkansana (syn. R. pratincola, R. suffulta) – Wild Prairie Rose, Arkansas Rose (Rosa)
8 Rosa arvensis – Field Rose, Trailing Rose (Synstylae)
9 Rosa azerbaidshanica
10 Rosa banksiae (Banksianae)
11 Rosa beggeriana – (Gymnocarpae)
12 R. berberifolia – syn. R. persica var. berberifolia
13 Rosa blanda
14 Rosa bracteata – Chicksaw Rose, Macartney Rose (Bracteatae)
15 Rosa bridgesii
16 Rosa brunonii – Himalayan Musk Rose, Brown’s Musk Rose (Synstylae)
17 Rosa californica – California Wild Rose (Rosa)
18 Rosa canina – Dog Rose (Caninae)
19 Rosa carolina – Carolina Rose, Pasture Rose (Carolinae)
20 Rosa centifolia cristata – Crested Moss
21 Rosa × centifolia (complex hybrid possibly containing R. rubra, R. phoenicia, R. moschata, R. canina)
22 Rosa chinensis var. spontanea – China Rose (Chinensis)
23 Rosa cinnamomea see R. majalis
24 Rosa clinophylla (R. involucrata) (Bracteatae)
25 Rosa × coryana (R. macrophylla x R. roxburghii)
26 Rosa corymbifera (Caninae)
27 Rosa cuspidata see Rosa tomentosa
28 Rosa cymosa (Banksianae)
29 Rosa × damascena ((R. moschata × R. gallica) × R. fedtschenkoana)
30 Rosa davidii – Father David’s Rose (Rosa)
31 Rosa dumalis – Glaucous Dog Rose
32 Rosa dumetorum
33 Rosa ecae (syn. R. xanthina var. ecae) (Pimpinellifoliae)
34 Rosa eglanteria see Rosa rubiginosa and Rosa foetida
35 Rosa elegantula – Threepenny Bit Rose (Rosa)
36 Rosa fedtschenkoana (Rosa)
37 Rosa filipes
38 Rosa floribunda see R. micrantha
39 Rosa foetida (syn. R. lutea) – Austrian Briar (Pimpinellifoliae)
40 Rosa foliolosa
41 Rosa forrestiana
42 Rosa gallica – French Rose, Rose of Provins (Gallicanae)
43 Rosa gentiliana (syn. R. polyantha grandiflora)
44 Rosa gigantea (syn. R. × odorata gigantea) (Chinensis)
45 Rosa giraldii
46 Rosa glandulosa see Rosa maximowicziana
47 Rosa glauca (syn. R. rubrifolia) – Redleaf Rose
48 Rosa gymnocarpa (Gymnocarpae)
49 Rosa helenae (Synstylae)
50 Rosa hemisphaerica (syn. R. sulphurea) – Sulphur Rose (Pimpinellifoliae)
51 Rosa henryi
52 Rosa holodonta (syn. R. moyesii rosea)
53 Rosa hugonis – Father Hugo’s Rose, Golden Rose of China
54 Rosa involucrata see Rosa clinophylla
55 Rosa × kochiana
56 Rosa kokanica (Pimpinellifoliae)
57 Rosa kordesii
58 Rosa laevigata (syn. R. sinica) – Cherokee Rose, Camellia Rose, Mardan Rose (Laevigatae)
59 Rosa laxa (syn. R. gebleriana) (Rosa)
60 Rosa longicuspis
61 Rosa luciae see Rosa wichuraiana
62 Rosa lucida see Rosa virginiana
63 Rosa lutea see Rosa foetida
64 Rosa × macrantha
65 Rosa macrophylla (Rosa)
66 Rosa majalis (syn R. cinnamomea) – Cinnamon Rose (Rosa)
67 Rosa maximowicziana (syn. R. glandulosa)
68 Rosa micrantha (syn. R. floribunda, R. numerosa, R. rubiginosa)
69 Rosa minutifolia (Hesperrhodos)
70 Rosa mollis
71 Rosa moschata – Musk Rose
72 Rosa moyesii (Rosa)
73 Rosa moyesii var. rosea see Rosa holodonta
74 Rosa mulliganii (Synstylae)
75 Rosa multibracteata (Rosa)
76 Rosa multiflora – Multiflora Rose (Synstylae)
77 Rosa nitida (Carolinae)
78 Rosa numerosa see R. micrantha
79 Rosa nutkana – Nootka Rose, Nutka Rose
80 Rosa obtusifolia
81 Rosa × odorata var. gigantea see Rosa gigantea
82 Rosa omeiensis
83 Rosa omissa see Rosa sherardii
84 Rosa oxyacantha
85 Rosa palustris – Swamp Rose (Carolinae)
86 Rosa pendulina (syn. R. alpina) – Alpine Rose
87 Rosa persica (syn. Hulthemia persica, R. simplicifolia)
88 Rosa phoenicia
89 Rosa pimpinellifolia (syn. R. spinosissima) – Burnet Rose, Scots Rose (Pimpinellifoliae)
90 Rosa pinetorum
91 Rosa pisocarpa
92 Rosa polyantha var. grandiflora see Rosa gentiliana
93 Rosa pomifera see Rosa villosa
94 Rosa primula – Incense Rose (Pimpinellifoliae)
95 Rosa roxburghii – Chestnut Rose, Burr Rose (Platyrhodon)
96 Rosa rubiginosa (syn. R. eglanteria) – Sweetbriar, Eglantine (Caninae)
97 Rosa rubrifolia see Rosa glauca
98 Rosa rugosa – Rugosa Rose, Ramanas Rose, Japanese Rose (Rosa)
99 Rosa salictorum
100 Rosa sempervirens – Evergreen Rose (Synstylae)
101 Rosa seraphinii see Rosa sicula
102 Rosa sericea – Winged Rose (Pimpinellifoliae)
103 Rosa setigera – Prairie Rose (Synstylae)
104 Rosa setipoda
105 Rosa sherardii (syn. R. omissa)
106 Rosa sicula (syn. R. seraphinii)
107 Rosa simplicifolia see Rosa persica
108 Rosa sinica see Rosa laevigata
109 Rosa soulieana (Synstylae)
110 Rosa spinosissima see Rosa pimpinellifolia
111 Rosa spithamea
112 Rosa squarrosa
113 Rosa stellata – Gooseberry Rose, Sacramento Rose (Hesperrhodos)
114 Rosa stellata var. mirifica (Hesperrhodos)
115 Rosa suffulta see Rosa arkansana
116 Rosa sulphurea see Rosa hemisphaerica
117 Rosa willmottiae (Gymnocarpae)
118 Rosa woodsii – Mountain Rose
119 Rosa xanthina – Manchu Rose

Courtesy : Wikipedia