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    Author(s): Derek Tilley; Jim Cane; Loren St. John; Dan Ogle; Nancy Shaw
    Date: 2012
    Source: Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    Yellow beeplant is a valuable native forage species for bees wasps and butterflies. Over 140 species of native bees have been observed foraging for nectar or pollen on yellow beeplant in southern Utah (Cane, 2008). Yellow beeplant is an annual forb which could provide food to insects in the first growing season of a range seeding (Ogle and others, 2011a). This available food source could sustain pollinators until perennial forb species produce flowers, typically in the second growing season.

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    Citation

    Tilley, Derek; Cane, Jim; St. John, Loren; Ogle, Dan; Shaw, Nancy. 2012. Plant Guide: Yellow beeplant (Cleome lutea Hook). Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.

    Keywords

    Yellow beeplant, Cleome lutea, plant guide, forb, pollinator, beeflower, spiderflower

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