Plant lists, restoration tactics, and videos

Dr. Vera Krischik, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Minnesota, krisc001@umn.edu, performs research and extension on landscape, nursery and greenhouse crops, nontarget effects of insecticides, and IPM.

On this page are additional materials for the course located at campus extension called Mitigating pollinator decline with IPM, December 1, 2015. Also, this page contains materials relevant to a Citizen's Science-like project on pollinators.

 

Plant lists for selecting plants that honeybees and native bees visit. Find links to videos on bee-friendly plants below.

Bee Friendly Plants, Karl Foord, Extension Educator Professor, UMinnesota, 2016

plant

May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct nectar/pollen

Prunus spp. (Plums, cherries)

white           n,p

Malus spp. (crabapples)

white           n,p

Rubus spp. (raspberry, blackberry)

white           n

Wild Mustard  (Brassica arvenisi)

yellow           n,p

Beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

lavender lavender         n,p

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

pink pink         n,p

Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)

pink pink         p

Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-Lkq1VaoS0

red red red red red red n,p

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)

yellow yellow yellow       n,p

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syrica)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7pAtp1SA7c

    pink       n,p

Red Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

    pink       n,p

Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

    white       n

Leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaBAXRzwXYc

    purple       n,p

Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa0soOUhJIk

    blue       n,p

Smooth Penstemon (Penstemon digitalis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjDGRFYM1eY

    white white     n,p

Rattlesnake master

(Eryngium yuccifolium)

https://youtu.be/gS14qrWDLig

    white white     n,p

Blue Sage (Salvia azurea)

    blue blue     n

Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPF3lCc-sUM

    purple purple     n,p

Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis)

    yelow yellow     n,p

Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii)

    purple purple     n

Onion (Allium spp.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFwbNFjCrp4

    white white     n,p

Indian blanket (Gallardia pulchella)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1SesrNW-lM

      orange orange orange n,p

Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)

      yellow yellow   n,p

Compass Plant (Silphium lancelota)

Prarie dock (Silphium laciniatum)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFBRKkWWX48

            n,p

Borage (Borago officinalis)

      lavender lavender   n,p

Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_BWMl75hZA

      blue blue   n

Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVi7yl_2E2k

      lavender lavender   n

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

      blue blue   n

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

      pink pink   n

Lavender Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

      purple purple   n

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmmS2v2sJEw

      purple purple   n

Dotted Mint (Monarda punctata)

      lavender lavender   n

Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata)

      red red   n

Downy Sunflower (Helianthus mollis)

      yellow yellow   n,p

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

      pink pink   n

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

      pink pink   n.p

Tall Boneset (Eupatorium altissimum)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgMsGa3MJkg

      white white   n,p

Dense Blazingstar (Liatris spicata)

      purple purple   n

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella)

https://youtu.be/S1SesrNW-lM

      red/yellow red/yellow   n,p

S American Vervain(Verbena bonariensis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4tOWmYCTVg

      purple purple purple n,p

Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAK9YT7UBaY

      red red red n,p

Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

https://youtu.be/26e2M483ioE

      yellow yellow yellow n,p

Sedum x 'Autumn Joy' (Hylotelephium telephium)

      pnk pink pink n,p

Woodland Sunflower

(Helianthus strumosus)

      yellow yellow yellow n,p

New England Aster

(Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

      purple purple purple n,p

 

Bee-friendly space, Karl Foord, Extension Educator Professor, UMinnesota, 2016

A good pollinator plant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olo8KG3h3U8

Nesting habitat for pollinators

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30plciWY0RU

Creating habitat thru seasons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhFZ-VY5mmI

Pollinators and pesticides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVB4kqaeyJ0

Bee lawns long

http;//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnsc41bOx54

Bee lawns short

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqYyps7pCB0

Native bees, Apidae, part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45jYu1PvoY4

Native bees, Megachillidae, part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEVOuRbk5u4

Fruit orchard pollinators

Ihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-qqLJ3QBOI

Bumble bees, Elaine Evans, UMinnesota

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4YpqMYoFQk

Buzz pollination long

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKmrTlloJ9o

Buzz pollination short

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y1OF4N7Eys

Colletes foraging short

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNtxOLGB7_I

Andrena nest entrance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtx3Zgugjag

Magnificant monarchs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce0506D-LF4

Butterflies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjyxlY9Duvs

Dragonflies in flight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3xKwr7Q22I

Pictorial ode to insect flight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCc82C3jdN8

Insect flight wing structure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy3eRjfFAK4