Bee-friendly plants for San Mateo County
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plant namescientific namesubspeciespollen (high, medium, low, n/a)nectar (high, medium, low, n/a)flowering periodin which cities are you growing or have you seen this plant?commentsimages of plant or flower
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BorageBorago officinalin/ahighSpring, Summer, early FallSan Mateoeasy to propagate from the seeds; we have almost continuous flowers in our garden...bees love them
http://gardening.about.com/od/herbsspecificplants1/p/Borage.htm
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African blue basilOcimumn/ahighSpring, Summer, FallSan Mateobees are in this basil ALL DAY - just keeps blooming until the first frost knocks it back
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1148/
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1148/
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GrevilleaGrevilleahighSan Mateoour plants are now 8' tall - often see 5-10 bees in a single flower!https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxk9QbJNHLFYUFR5elJpZkxaUkE/edit?usp=sharing
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SunflowerHelianthus annuushighhighsummerSan Mateohttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxk9QbJNHLFYUFR5elJpZkxaUkE/view?usp=sharing
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RosemaryunknownunknownWinter through mid springAll over the Bay Area
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California Buckwheat
EriogonumUnknownUnknownSummerhttps://images.app.goo.gl/HFohTEnK8V1MYonF8
http://backyardcitrus.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-genius-of-eriogonum.html
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Blanket Flower
Gaillardia Grandiflora
Spring -> AutumnRedwood CityStart seeds indoors
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Tree EchiumEchium PininanaSummermid-Peninsula13 ft cone of small flowers
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Tower of JewelsEchium wildpretiiSummermid-Peninsula8 ft cone of pink flowers
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Bush GermanderTeucrium FruticansWinterRedwood CityGray-green leaves
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Spanish LavenderLavender StoechasSpring / SummerNorthern California
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Winifred GilmanSalvia ClevelandiiSummerNorthern California
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Pincushion FlowerScabiosaSummermid-Peninsula
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Chocolate Cosmos
Cosmos atrosanguineus
Summermid-Peninsula
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LippiaPhyla nodifloraSummer / FallCaliforniaLawn substitute
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California lilacCeanothusSpringmid-Peninsulahttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1Na-LmMDxFXzjufJVHQmYEznVll9hEtbA/view?usp=sharing
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KaleBrassica oleraceaSpringmid-PeninsulaYou have to let it go to flower - takes a while - if you eat kale, just harvest the leaves while you waithttps://drive.google.com/file/d/18U10D8a5Fqq9W-EjBdzq0TocZVVf5YHK/view?usp=sharing
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Russian sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia
multiple ones
summer/Fallmid-Peninsulapurple spires; cut down to about a foot around December 1st; grows to about 4 feet by early summerhttps://photos.app.goo.gl/fXyHXwRxoGiENovEA
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Rapini (spring RaabBrassica rapa
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