bee plant

Related to bee plant: Bee garden, bee tree, Bee flower

bee plant

n.
Any of numerous plants that attract bees for nectar or pollen.

bee plant

n
(Plants) any of various plants much visited by bees for nectar and pollen

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n.
any of various plants frequented by bees as a source of nectar, esp. Cleome serrulata, of the caper family.
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It's a dependable bee plant that is easy to grow, with scented foliage rabbits avoid.
The most preferred species, on the basis of weight of seed consumed, were switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), sand lovegrass (Eragrostis trichodes), Rocky Mountain bee plant (Peritoma serrulata), smooth sumac (Rhus glabra), and annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus; Table 1).
This aspect illustrates a very low richness of bee plant species in the studied region when compared with data of areas covered with tropical vegetation, where 37 plant species were related by Engel and Dingemans-Bakels (1980).
Alfalfa is also a good bee plant, while cactuses fit in a bee garden for those living in the Southwest.
Also it is important as a bee plant because it produces a great deal of nectar.
Areas once graced by desert mariposa tulip, Rocky Mountain bee plant, prickly poppy and evening primrose were invaded by the hostile horehound.
Dandelions are excellent bee plants, providing vital pollen early in the season.
Important bee plants for stingless bees (Melipona and Trigonini) and africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera) in neotropical habitats: a review.
In this regard, some urban areas (such as Monterey-Carmel-Pacific Grove, Paso Robles and San Diego) were not selected for the survey because they lacked diverse and sufficient bee plants.
Minor bee plants in a major key: Tamarisk, Ailanthus and teasel.