South West

Bee plants recorded in South West UK - south of the M4, and west of a line from Reading to Portsmouth

 
Bees Visiting
Common Name
Latin Name
Cultivar
 
 
Feb 15th to March 31st
 
 
 
 
 
Japanese Barberry            
Berberis thunbergii
 
 
 
Lungwort
Pulmonaria sp.
 
 
 
Primrose
Primula vulgaris
 
 
 
Yellow Polyanthus
Polyanthus sp.
 
 
April 1st to May 14th
 
 
 
 
 
Apple
Malus sp.
 
 
 
Daisy
Belis perennis
 
 
 
Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
 
 
 
Escallonia
Escallonia sp.
 
 
 
Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata
 
 
 
Grape Hyacinth
Muscari sp.
 
 
 
Greater Periwinkle
Vinca major
 
 
 
Heucharia
Heucharia sp.
 
 
 
Lungwort
Pulmonaria sp.
 
 
 
Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris
 
 
 
Plum
Prunus domestica
 
 
 
Plum
Prunus sp.
 
 
 
Primrose
Primula vulgaris
 
 
 
Ramsons
Allium ursinum
 
 
 
Snakeshead Fritillary
Fritillaria meleagris
 
 
May 15th to June 30th
 
 
 
 
 
Allium
Allium sp.
 
 
 
Allium
Allium sphaerocephalon
 
 
 
Apple
Malus sp.
 
 
 
Balkan cranesbill
Geranium macrorrhizum          
 
 
 
Bell flower
Campanula sp.
 
 
 
Bird’s Foot Trefoil
Lotus corniculatus
 
 
 
Black Lace Elder
Sambucas nigra v.
 
 
 
Bladder Campion
Silene vulgaris
 
 
 
Bush Vetch
Vicia sepium
 
 
 
California lilac
Ceanothus sp.
 
 
 
Californian Lilac
Ceanothus impressus
'Puget Blue'
 
 
Californian Lilac
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
'Skylark'
 
 
Chives
Allium schoenoprasum
 
 
 
Columbine
Aquilegia sp.
 
 
 
Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris
 
 
 
Comfrey
Symphytum officinale
 
 
 
Common Valerian
Valeriana offininalis
 
 
 
Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster sp.
 
 
 
Daisy
Bellis perennis
 
 
 
Dame’s Violet
Hesperis matronalis
 
 
 
Deutzia
Deutzia sp.
 
 
 
Echium
Echium sp.
 
 
 
Escallonia
Escallonia sp.
 
 
 
Figwort
Scrophularia nodosa
 
 
 
Fox Glove
Digitalis purpurea
 
 
 
French lavender
Lavandula stoechas
 
 
 
Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata
 
 
 
Geranium
Geranium sp.
 
 
 
Geranium
Jackman's Blue
 
 
 
Giant Scabious
Cephalaria gigantea
 
 
 
Green Alkanet      
Pentaglottis sempervirens
 
 
 
Heucharia
Heucharia sp.
 
 
 
Honeysuckle
Lonicera henryii
 
 
 
Honeysuckle
Lonicera sp.
 
 
 
Japanese Rose
Rosa rugosa
 
 
 
Lamb's Ears
Stachys lanata
 
 
 
Lavender
Lavendula sp.
 
 
 
Lungwort
Pulmonaria sp.
 
 
 
Monkshood
Aconitum napellus
 
 
 
Pea
Pisum sativum
 
 
 
Perennial Cornflower
Centaurea montana
 
 
 
Perenniel Wallflower            
Erysimum cheiri
 
 
 
Pittosporum
Pittosporum sp.
 
 
 
Purple Toadflax
Linaria purpurea
 
 
 
Pyracantha
Pyracantha sp.
 
 
 
Rambling Rose
Rosa multiflora
'Rambling Rector'
 
 
Raspberry
Rubus idaeus
 
 
 
Red Campion
Silene dioica
 
 
 
Red Clover
Trifolium pratense
 
 
 
Rose
Rosa sp.
 
 
 
Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis
 
 
 
Runner Bean
Phaseolus coccineus
 
 
 
White Clover
Trifolium repens
 
 
 
Wild Strawberry
Fragaria vesca
 
 
 
Yellow Archangel
Lamium galeobdolon
 
 
 
Yellow Flag
Iris pseudacorus
 
 
 
Yellow Loosestrife
Lysimachia vulgaris
 
 
July 1st to August 14th
 
 
 
 
 
Ageratum
Ageratum sp.
 
 
 
Angel's Fishing Rod
Dierama sp.
 
 
 
Betony
Stachys officinalis
 
 
 
Bird's Foot Trefoil
Lotus corniculatus
 
 
 
Borage
Borago officinalis
 
 
 
Buddleja
Buddleja sp.
 
 
 
Catmint
Nepeta sp.
 
 
 
Cat's Ear
Hypochaeris radicata
 
 
 
Common Valerian
Valeriana officianalis
 
 
 
Dalmatian bellflower
Campanaula portenschlagiana
 
 
 
Dark Mullein
Verbascum nigrum
 
 
 
Devil's Bit Scabious
Succisa pratensis
 
 
 
Elecampane
Inula helenium
 
 
 
Field Scabious
Knautia arvensis
 
 
 
Geranium
Geranium sp.
 
 
 
Golden Jasmine
Jasminum officinalis
'Aureum'
 
 
Great Masterwort
Astrantia major
 
 
 
Hebe
Hebe sp.
 
 
 
Hemp Agrimony
Eupatorium cannabinum
 
 
 
Lavender
Lavendula sp.
 
 
 
Lesser Calamint
Calamintha nepeta
 
 
 
Mallow
Malva sp.
 
 
 
Marjoram
Origanum majorana
 
 
 
Musk Mallow
Malva moschata
 
 
 
Nasturtium
Tropaeolum sp.
 
 
 
Nicotiana
Nicotiana sp.
 
 
 
Oregano
Origanum vulgare
 
 
 
Poached Egg Plant              
Limnanthes douglasii
 
 
 
Red clover
Trifolium pratense
 
 
 
Rose
Rosa sp.
 
 
 
Rosebay Willow Herb
Chamerion angustifolium
 
 
 
Sea Holly
Eryngium planum
 
 
 
Spiked Speedwell
Veronica spicata
 
 
 
Stonecrop
Sedum sp.
 
 
 
Teasel
Dipsacus fullonum/sativa         
 
 
 
Verbena
Verbena bonariensis
 
 
 
Vipers Bugloss
Echium vulgare
 
 
 
White Nicotiana
Nicotiana sp.
 
 
 
Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
 
 
August 15th to Sept' 30th
 
 
 
Ageratum
Ageratum sp.
 
 
 
Borage
Borago officinalis
 
 
 
Coneflower
Echinacea sp.
 
 
 
Devil's Bit Scabious
Succisa pratensis
 
 
 
Escallonia
Escallonia sp.
 
 
 
Field Scabious
Knautia arvensis
 
 
 
Fuchsia
Fuchsia sp.
 
 
 
Giant Hyssop
Agastache sp.
 
 
 
Honeysuckle
Lonicera sp.
 
 
 
Lamb's Ears
Stachys lanata
 
 
 
Lavender
Lavendula x intermedia
'Grappenhall'
 
 
Lavender
Lavendula angustifolia
'Folgate'
 
 
Lesser Calamint
Calamintha nepeta
 
 
 
Marjoram
Origanum majorana
 
 
 
Russia Sage
Perovskia sp.
 
 
 
St.Johns Wort
Hypericum sp.
 
 
 
Sweet Pea
Lathyrus odoratus
 
 
 
Verbena
Verbena bonariensis
 
 
October 1st to Feb' 14th
 
 
 
Ageratum
Ageratum sp.
 
 
 
Dahlia
Dahlia sp.
 
 
 
False Castor Oil Plant             
Fatsia japonica
 
 
 
Lavender
Lavendula sp.
 
 
 
Michaelmas Daisy
Aster/Symphyotrichum sp.
 
 
 
Peruvian lily
Alstroemerias sp.
 
 
 
Verbena
Verbena bonariensis
 
 
 

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