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Individual study: Nineteen native plant species of particular value to insect pollinators, at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridgeshire, England

Published source details

Comba L., Corbet S.A., Hunt L.V. & Warren B. (1999) Flower, nectar and insect visits: evaluating British plant species for pollinator-friendly gardens. Annals of Botany, 83, 369-383


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Plant parks and gardens with appropriate flowers Bee Conservation

A trial of 25 native flowering herb species planted in the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, UK, identified 16 species frequently visited by wild bees (Comba et al. 1999b). Ten species (seven of which were frequently visited by wild bees) were shown to provide abundant nectar in the garden environment.