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Best Easy to Find and Grow Flowers for Bees

Echium (Viper’s Bugloss)

Phacelia (Tansy)

Sage-Blue Bedder, Russian

Catanache (Cupid’s Dart)

Centaurea (Bachelor’s Buttons)

Sunflower (Check to make sure the variety is not pollen free)

Asclepias (Milkweeds, esp Incarnata and Green Milkweed

Goldenrod species


Melissa Officianalis (Lemon Balm)

Echinacea (Purple Coneflower, Clasping Coneflower)

Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)

Monarda (Spotted Bee Balm)

Lobelia (Native Blue)

Cosmos (Single flowered varieties

Poppies (California and Oriental varieties)

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