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Eryngium

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I think this plant should be added to the list of very bee friendly plants. Eryngium Tripartitum is a thistle like plant that the bumble’s in my garden go absolutely mad for in late summer. It is a perennial and produces spikes of purple thistle-like flowers from late summer.

The bees adore it.

     
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Great to see you on the forum!

I couldn’t agree more about Eryngium (Sea Holly) - I just wish it grew better in my garden. It is in some respects similar to Echinops (Globe Thistle) - the bees love both.

I have checked on Bee kind, and I am relieved to say that both are on there. We use common names largely, but the latin names work in the search box. Screen grab attached to prove it!

All the best.

Ben

     

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Thanks Ben, it’s great to be here at last!!!

I never knew it’s common name before so thanks.

     
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Ben,

I may be able to add a few flowers to your list though is there a way to get a quick view of them without having to go to every single page and hunt through them all? An additional ‘all plants on one page’ as a short cut please!!

Thanks

George Pilkington