Blue bee plants

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Cindi, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Cindi

    Cindi Active Member

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    I grow in profusion two blue plants that are amazingly attractive to bees. The pollen from one in particular is deep blue, bordering purple and beautiful to see the bees gather. I wonder how many bee people out there know the benefit of these two plants to their colonies. I attach two photos, one that is purple pollen plant, the second picture has this plant along with a flower from the other blue plant that as far as I can tell, the pollen is very light coloured. Anyone wanna take a guess as to what these two plants are. I know the names, but I am curious about response from people, curious about how many people recognize these two beauties that grow among my many, many other "bee" plants that I grow on my acreage. Good luck guessing. Cindi
     

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    I recognize the blue flower in the second photo from my own garden. It's borage & it's an edible flower that I use in salads. Am I correct? - Donna
     
  3. David in L A

    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Both pictures look like Phacelia tanacetifolia. (long stamens, persistent withered corollas)
     

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