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Summer flower 12: Alfalfa

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Medicago Species: M. sativa Common names: lucerne ZBAS 2 Alfalfa probably has enough nectar, only if… read more Summer flower 12: Alfalfa

Summer flower 11: Red clover

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Trifolium Species: T. pratense Common names: red clover ZBAS 4 Years ago beekeeping friends (father and… read more Summer flower 11: Red clover

Bee plant videos

TweetI have recently started to shoot some videos (most with my cell phone!) on common Michigan bee plants. My phone… read more Bee plant videos

Summer flower 10: Star thistle

Tweet Family: Asteraceae Genus: Centaurea Species: C. stoebe Common names: spotted knapweed, ZBAS 8 Similar to Canada thistle, perhaps a… read more Summer flower 10: Star thistle

Summer flower 9: Canada thistle

Tweet Family: Asteraceae Genus: Cirsium Species: C. arvense Common names: creeping, field thistle ZBAS 8 OK, I start with the… read more Summer flower 9: Canada thistle

Summer flower 7: White clover

TweetZachary Huang, Michigan State University Family: Fabaceae Genus: Trifolium Species: T. repens Common names: Dutch clover, Ladino clover, or Ladino… read more Summer flower 7: White clover

Summer flower 8: Sweet clovers

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Melilotus Species: M. alba, M. officinalis Common names: white/yellow sweet clovers ZBAS 8 White honey production… read more Summer flower 8: Sweet clovers

Summer flower 3: Basswood

Tweet Family: Malvaceae Genus: Tilia Species: Around 45 species worldwide Common names: Basswood, linden tree ZBAS 10 [Zach’s update on… read more Summer flower 3: Basswood