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 flowerwebpage for more info
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Borage
Borago officinali
n/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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Sunflower
Helianthus annuus
highhighsummerSan Mateohttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxk9QbJNHLFYaFg2MTktRlRkVTg/edit?usp=sharing
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