Study

Native or exotic? Double or single? Evaluating plants for pollinator-friendly gardens

  • Published source details Corbet S.A., Bee J., Dasmahapatra K., Gale S., Gorringe E., La Ferla B., Moorhouse T., Trevail A. & Van Bergen Y. and Vorontsova M. (2001) Native or exotic? Double or single? Evaluating plants for pollinator-friendly gardens. Annals of Botany, 87, 219-232.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Plant parks and gardens with appropriate flowers

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Bee Conservation
  1. Plant parks and gardens with appropriate flowers

    A trial of six native plant species (marsh woundwort Stachys palustris, wood betony S. officinalis, purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria, common toadflax Linaria vulgaris, bird's-foot trefoil Lotus corniculatus and meadow clary Salvia pratensis) recommended for pollinator-friendly gardens in the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, UK, found all six were nectar-rich and frequently visited by wild bees (Corbet et al. 2001). A double-flowered variant of bird's-foot trefoil tested in the same study produced no nectar and attracted no insects.

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