Amanda Borden’s Slides on Attracting Beneficials

Amanda Borden presented at Herb Day on May 13 in Montgomery on “Planting to Attract Bees, Butterflies, and Friends.” Here is the text of her slides:

170513 herb day talk text only

All four of the books Amanda recommended are on the last slide.

Here is the information Amanda passed around from the University of Georgia:

Plants for prolonged-blooming bee pasture in the Southeast [xvi], [xvii], [xviii], [xix], [xx], [xxi]
Common Name Scientific Name Type Availability Resource (nectar orpollen) Bloom Dates
Cajeput (Tea Tree) Melaleuca quinquenervia tree feral n,p much of the year
Chickweed Stellaria spp. ann. or per. herb feral n,p much of the year
Cucumber Cucumis sativa ann. herb cultivated n,p much of the year
Pumpkin Cucurbita spp. ann. cultivated n,p much of the year
Alder Alnus spp. tree feral p January-June
Blueberry Vaccinium spp. shrub cultivated, feral n,p January-June
Maple Acer spp. tree feral n,p January-May
Cantaloupe Cucumis melo ann. herb cultivated n,p February-August
Citrus Citrus spp. tree cultivated n,p February-May
Dandelion Taraxacum spp. bien. or per. herb feral n,p February-September
Dead Nettle (Henbit) Lamium spp. ann. or per. herb feral, ornamental, sometimes invasive p February-October
Elm Ulmus spp. tree feral n,p February-April
Groundsel Senecio spp. ann. or per. herb, shrub feral, ornamental n,p February-May
Hawthorn Crataegus spp. shrub, tree feral n,p February-June
Peach Prunus persica tree cultivated n,p February-April
Pine Pinus spp. tree cultivated, feral p February-April
Skunk Cabbage (Polecat Weed) Symplocarpus foetidus per. herb feral, ornamental p February-April
Titi (Spring Titi) Cliftonia spp. shrub feral n,p February-April
Willow Salix spp. tree feral n,p February-June
Apple Malus spp. tree cultivated n,p March-May
Ash Fraxinus spp. tree feral p March-May
Blackberry Rubus spp. shrub cultivated, feral n,p March-June
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia tree feral n,p March-June
Cherry (cultivated and uncultivated) Prunus spp. tree, shrub cultivated, feral n,p March-May
Cottonwood Populus spp. tree feral p March-May
Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida tree feral n,p March-April
Gallberry Ilex glabra shrub feral n,p March-June
Mustard Brassica spp. ann. or bien. herb feral n,p March-September
Oak Quercus spp. tree feral p March-May
Persimmon Diospyros virginiana tree cultivated, feral n,p March-June
Plum (cultivated) Prunus spp. tree cultivated n,p March-April
Rape (Canola) Brassica napus ann. herb. cultivated oilseed n,p March-May
Rattan Vine Berchemia scandens shrub feral . March-June
Redbud Cercis spp. shrub, tree feral, ornamental n,p March-May
Tupelo Nyssa spp. tree feral n,p March-June
Vervain Verbena spp. ann. or per. herb feral, ornamental n,p March-October
Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum per. herb cultivated forage n,p April-September
Bindweed Convolvulus spp. ann. or per. herb feral, ornamental, sometimes invasive n,p April-September
Buckeye Aesculus spp. shrub, tree feral n,p April-May
Buckthorn Rhamnus spp. shrub, tree feral, ornamental n,p April-June
Catclaw Acacia greggii shrub, tree feral n,p April-July
Coneflower Rudbeckia spp. ann., bien, or per. herb feral, ornamental n,p April-September
Corn Zea maize ann. cultivated p April-September
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum ann. herb cultivated forage n,p April-June
Elderberry Sambucus spp. shrub, tree feral, ornamental n,p April-July
Holly Ilex spp. shrub, tree feral, ornamental n,p April-June
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos tree feral n,p April-June
Honeysuckle Lonicera spp. shrub feral n,p April-August
Horsemint (Bee Balm) Monarda spp. ann. or per. herb feral, ornamental n,p April-October
Huckleberry Gaylussacia spp. shrub feral n,p April-June
Johnson Grass Sorghum halepense per. cultivated forage, feral, sometimes noxious . April-November
Marigold Gaillardia pulchella ann. feral, ornamental n,p April-October
Mesquite Prosopsis glandulosa shrub, tree feral n,p April-June
Pear Pyrus spp. tree cultivated, ornamental n,p April-May
Pepper Vine Ampelopsis spp. vine, shrub feral n,p April-August
Persian Clover Trifolium resupinatum ann. herb . n,p April-September
Privet Ligustrum spp. shrub feral, ornamental n,p April-July
Red Clover Trifolium pratense short-lived per. cultivated forage n,p April-September
Sage Salvia spp. ann. or per. herb, shrub ornamental n,p April-May
Sweet Clover (White, Yellow) Melilotus spp. bien. herb cultivated forage n,p April-October
Thistles Cirsium spp. ann., bien., or per. herb feral n,p April-October
Tickseed Coreopsis lanceolata per. herb feral n April-June
Titi (Summer Titi) Cyrilla racemiflora shrub feral n,p April-July
Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera tree feral n,p April-June
Vetch Vicia spp. ann. or bien. herb cultivated forage n,p April-September
White Clover (White Dutch, Ladino) Trifolium repens per. cultivated forage n,p April-October
Yellow Rocket Barbarea vulgaris bien. or per. herb feral, sometimes noxious n,p April-June
Alfalfa Medicago sativa per. herb cultivated forage n,p May-October
American Beautyberry (French Mulberry) Callicarpa americana shrub feral, ornamental n May-June
Aster Aster spp. per. herb feral n,p May-November
Bermuda Grass Cynodon dactylon per. grass cultivated forage . May-November
Bitterweed Helenium amarum ann. feral n,p May-November
Carpet Grass Phyla nodiflora per. herb feral, groundcover n May-frost
Catalpa (Catawba) Catalpa spp. tree feral n,p May-June
Chinese Tallow Tree Sapium sebiferum tree ornamental n May-June
Grape Vitis spp. per. vine cultivated n,p May-July
Palmetto (Cabbage Palm) Sabal spp. palm feral n,p May-July
Palmetto (Saw Palmetto) Serenoa repens palm feral n,p May-July
Prickly Pear Opuntia spp. cacti, tree-like feral, ornamental n,p May-June
Raspberry Rubus spp. shrub feral n,p May-June
Smartweed Polygonum spp. ann. or per. herb cultivated, feral, ornamental n,p May-November
Sorghum Sorghum bicolor ann. cultivated p May-October
Sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum tree feral, ornamental n,p May-July
Spanish Needles Bidens spp. ann. or per. herb feral, ornamental n,p May-November
Sumac Rhus spp. shrub, tree feral n,p May-September
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine feral, ornamental n,p May-August
Watermelon Citrullus lanatus ann. cultivated n,p May-August
Anise Hyssop Agastache spp. per. herb feral, ornamental n,p June-September
Balloon Vine Cardiospermum halicacabum ann. or bien. vine feral, ornamental . June-August
Basswood Tilia spp. tree feral n,p June-July
Blue Vine Cynanchum laeve per. herb feral n,p June-September
Boneset (Joe-Pye Weed) Eupatorium spp. per. herb, shrub feral, ornamental n,p June-November
Buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum herb cultivated n,p June-frost
Buttonbush Cephalanthus spp. shrub, tree feral n,p June-September
Clethra (Sweet Pepperbush) Clethra alnifolia shrub feral n,p June-September
Cotton Gossypium spp. ann. herb cultivated n,p June-September
Cowpea Vigna unguiculata ann. herb cultivated n,p June-September
Cranberry Vaccinium macrocarpon evergreen cultivated, feral n,p June-July
Ironweed Vernonia spp. per. herb, shrub, tree feral, ornamental n,p June-October
Lespedeza (Bush Clover) Lespedeza spp. per. herb, shrub feral, ornamental n,p June-October
Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus herb cultivated n,p June-July
Loosestrife (Purple Loosestrife) Lythrum salicaria per. herb cultivated, feral n,p June-September
Mexican Clover Richardia scabra ann. herb cultivated, feral n June-frost
Milkweed Asclepias spp. per. herb feral n June-August
Mint Mentha spp. per. herb cultivated, feral, ornamental n June-September
Partridge Pea Cassia fasciculata ann. herb feral n,p June-October
Prickly Ash Aralia spinosa shrub, tree feral n June-August
Star Thistle Centaurea spp. ann., bien., or per. herb feral, ornamental n,p June-October
Sunflower Helianthus spp. ann. or per. herb cultivated ornamental and oilseed, feral n,p June-November
Vitex (Chaste Tree) Vitex spp. shrub, tree ornamental n,p June-July
Broomweed Gutierrezia texana per. herb feral . July-October
Goldenrod Solidago spp. per. herb feral n,p July-November
Ragweed Ambrosia spp. herb feral, often noxious p July-October
Snowvine Mikania scandens per. vine feral n,p July-frost
Soybean Glycine max ann. herb cultivated n,p July-October
Woodbine Clematis virginiana per. herb feral, ornamental n,p July-September
Brazilian Pepper Tree Schinus terebinthifolius shrub, tree feral, ornamental, sometimes noxious . August-October
Crown-beard Verbesina spp. ann. or per. herb, shrub, tree feral n,p August-October
Matchweed (Snakeweed) Gutierrezia  sarothrae per. herb feral n,p August-October
Prairie clover Dalea spp. herb, shrub feral n,p September-October
Baccharis (Groundsel) Baccharis spp. shrub feral, ornamental n,p October-November
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa per. herb cultivated,feral n,p December-May



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