Thursday, October 2, 2014

Applewood Estate | Part V | Pollinator Habitat


Many orchards reserve acreage for desirable pollen producing plants to create a pollinator habitat. This habitat welcomes pollinators and provides a consistent source of food throughout the active seasons. This not only insures pollination but tends to increase pollination and productivity in the orchard.

Texas Sage (Salvia coccinea)
Pollinator Habitat Plants USDA Hardiness Zone 6
Nodding onion or lady's leekAllium cernum(Amaryllis family)
Dill Bouquet Anethum graveolens(Celery, carrot or parsley family)
Golden AlexandersZizia aurea(Celery, carrot or parsley family)
Purplestem angelicaAngelica atropurpurea(Celery, carrot or parsley family)
Laceleaf TickseedCoreopsis lanceolata L.(Aster Family)
Michaelmas Daisy or New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.), formerly Aster novae-angliae L.(Aster Family)
Rough Blazing StarLiatris aspera(Aster Family)
Yellow Coneflower, Pinnate Prairie ConeflowerRatibida pinnata (Vent.) Barnhart(Aster Family)
Missouri IronweedVernonia missurica(Aster Family)
Riddellii's GoldenrodSolidago riddellii(Aster Family)
Spotted geranium, Wild geranium, CranesbillGeranium maculatum L.(Geranium Family)
Bee balm or Wild bergamotMonarda fistulosa(Mint Family)
Yellow Giant HyssopAgastache nepetoides(Mint Family)
Texas sageSalvia coccinea(Mint Family)
Beaumont's Culver's Root, Virginia Culver's Root Leptandra virginica, Veronica virginica(Plantain Family), (Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae))
ThimbleweedAnemone virginiana(Buttercup or crowfoot family)
Shrubby cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa(Rose Family)
Wild strawberryFragaria virginiana(Rose Family)
MeadowsweetSpiraea alba(Rose Family)
Purple-Throated Mullein Verbascum chaixii(Fgwort family)
Hairy penstemon, Hairy beardtonguePenstemon hirsutus (L.) Willd.(Figwort Family)

Michaelmas Daisy (Aster novae-angliae)

Riddellii's Goldenrod (Solidago riddellii)

Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Dill Bouquet (Anethum graveolens) 
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