Summer Flowers

These flowers from non-cultivated plants are the summertime food for your bees.
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Note: These are the usual times that these plants bloom in Ithaca, New York, USA
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Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Red Clover
Trifolium pratense
Sweet Clover
Chicory
Smartweed
Lythrum
salicaria
Basswood
Tilia spp.
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Lotus
corniculatus
Sumac
Rhus spp.
 
     
 
Joe Pye Weed
Eupatorium fistulosum
Purple
Loosestrife
Lythrum
salicaria
New England Aster
Aster
novae-angiae
Goldenrod
Solidago spp
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 Spotted Knapweed
Centaurea maculosa Lam.
   
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