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Native Perennials for Bees and Butterflies in VA
April 15, 2015
What native perennial plants and trees can we plant to help honey bees and butterfly larvae in Harrisonburg, VA?
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Butterfly information on Wildflower.org
March 23, 2015
Why are butterflies like the "canaries in the coal mine" -- or, what plants best help butterflies? I know the answers, but I don't see the info on your web site. You have a feature under native p...
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Pollinators of Bauhinia lunarioides (Anacacho orchid tree)
March 19, 2015
What are the pollinators of Bauhinia lunarioides? Also, is it a host plant for any butterfly or moth caterpillars?
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Is Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay) a major nectar source for honeybees?
January 31, 2015
Is the Sweetbay Magnolia a major nectar source for honeybees?
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Is Franklinia alatamaha (Franklin tree) a major honeybee nectar source?
January 31, 2015
Is the Franklinia tree a major nectar source for honeybees?
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Carolina Jessamine Toxic to Honey Bees?
January 20, 2015
Is Carolina jessamine toxic to honey bees? I have read conflicting answers.
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Hummingbird Bushes for Broken Arrow OK
August 27, 2014
I am looking for bushes that attract hummingbirds. I live in Broken Arrow, OK. Can you recommend some?
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Soil Loosener/Pollinator Plants for Houston
August 11, 2014
I am trying to establish a mostly-native pollinator way-station in a recently purchased lot in a 100 year old neighborhood in Houston. Much of the property has a thick layer of oyster shell four to si...
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Making a pollinator garden
August 11, 2014
Hello, I have a ditch right by my house and I want to turn it into a pollinator garden using native plants. My problem is, right now it's so full of weeds that we have to mow those down so soon. For ...
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Pollination of Fendlera rupicola
July 17, 2014
How/by what is Fendlera rupicola pollinated?
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