The Q&A Archives: Attracting Pollinators

Question: What are good annuals and/or perennials to plant to attract bees and other polinators for coastal, tropical region (central florida)?

Answer: Here's a list of Florida plants to attract wildlife: (N means it supplies nectar; H means it is a host plant and female butterflies will lay eggs on the plant) Cape Sable Whiteweed, Ageratum iittoraie N Climbing Aster, Aster carolinianus N Browne's Blechum, Blechum pyramidatum H False Nettle, Boehmeria cylindrica H American Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana N Partridge Pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata H Florida Fiddlewood, Citharexylum spinosum N Blue Mistflower, Conoclinium coelestinum N Curacao Bush, Cordia globosa H Golden Dewdrops, Duranta erecta N Coastal Mock Vervain, Glandularia maritima N Firebush, Hamelia patens N Railroad Vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae N Shrub Verbena, Lantana depressa N Buttonsage, Lantana involucrata N Southern Bayberry (Wax Myrtle), Myrica cerifera H Corkystemed Passionflower, Passiflora suberasa H Pentas, Pentas lanceolata N Red Bay, Persea borbonia H Florida Keys Blackbead, Pitheceliobium keyense H Doctorbush (White Plumbago), P1umbago scandens N Wild Coffee, Psychotria nervosa N Live Oak, Quercus virginiana H White Indigoberry, Randia aculeata H Fogfruit (Capeweed), Rhyla nodiflora N Cabbage Palm (Sabal Palm), Sabal palmatto N Privet Wild Sensitive Plant, Senna ligustrina H Chapman's Wild Sensitive Plant, Senna mexicana H Yellow Necklacepod, Sophora tomentosa H Nettleleaf Velvetberry (Porterweed), Stachytarpheta urticifolia N Wild Lime, Zanthoxylum fagara H Best wishes with your garden!

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