Blue Thistle (Eryngium articulatum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

Honey Bees in the Garden... AugustHoney Bees in the Garden... August
August 1, 2011

August is another hot month for both gardeners and honey bees. Water for plants and honey bees remains a top priority. You may also find the honey bees you encounter are more aggressive than they have been since spring. That's because they are anxious to store enough food to last the colony through the coming winter. Be careful when you bend to sniff a flower, a honey bee might be there and will think you are trying to get the nectar for yourself.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 16, 2012 5:23 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant.

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