Ivydene Gardens Bee-Pollinated Bloom Plant Index Gallery:
Yellow Flowers in February

Botanical Plant Name

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Flower Colour /
Sun Aspect of Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

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Flowering Months

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Canada
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Height with Spacings or Width (W) in inches (cms)

1 inch = 2.5 cms
12 inches = 30 cms
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour /
Soil Moisture of
Dry,
Moist or
Wet

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Evergreen (Evg) or Deciduous (Dec or Her) Plant Type / Acidic (Acid), Alkaline (Alk) or
Any Soil

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Nectar / Pollen

* = very good bee plant

Corylus avellana
(Hazel, Cobnut, European Hazelnut, Hazel Nut, Stock Nut, Common Filbert, Hale Nut, Wood Nut)

Male catkins are Pale Yellow and Female flowers with 2 red styles before new spring foliage /
Full Sun, Part Shade

Mid-February - Mid-April

Flowers are wind pollinated

240 x 240
(600 x 600)

Turkish hazelnut production of 625,000 tonnes.

Dark Green turns Yellow in the Autumn /
Moist
 

Dec Shrub /
Well-drained Chalk.

Use in hedgerows. If you do not eat the nuts then mice, squirrels and birds will.

Pollen

Eranthis hyemalis
(Winter Aconite)

Yellow /
Full Sun or Part Shade

January - February

4 x 4
(10 x 10)

Mid Green / Moist

Bulb /
Chalk, Sand (Alk)

Nectar, Pollen

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo'
(Oregon Grape)

Yellow /
Part Shade, Full Shade.
The flowers are followed black fruits providing a winter source of food for birds.

February - April

40 x 60
(100 x 150)

Bronze-Green becomes Bronze-Red in winter /
Moist
 

Evg Shrub /
Any well-drained soil

 

Tussilago farfara
(Coltsfoot, Son-before-father, Cineraria farfara, Farfara radiata, Tussilago alpestris, Tussilago umbertina)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade
Use in woodland edge, meadow or hedgerow.

February - April

Invasive Weed in Canada. Native plant in Europe.

8 x 39
(20 x 98)

Flower looks similar to Dandelion and can be used in salads, added to soups, or cooked as a vegetable

Mid-Green /
Dry, but prefers Moist

Her Perennial /
Habitat on clay (Alk), hedge-banks and on sand dunes and shingle in coastal zones

Nectar, Pollen

Ules europaeus
(Gorse, European furze, Furze, Irish Gorse, Whin, French furze, Thorn broom)

Yellow /
Full Sun only

Native UK plant and provides ideal nesting sites for birds

January - December

Can be used as a windbreak hedge making an impenetrable barrier with its vicious thorns.

60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Very tolerant of maritime exposure

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Classified as weeds in America, Canada and Australia

Dec Shrub /
Well-drained acid sandy poor soils with habitats of moors, commons and heaths, preferring dry soils

Pollen

The spacings (the distance between the plants) recommended above should enable the plants of the same genera to cover the ground in 2-3 years.

"Carpobrotus edulis (Chrysanthemum edule) is a creeping, mat-forming succulent species.
Ice plants grow year round, with individual shoot segments growing more than 3 ft (1 m) per year. Ice plants can grow to at least 165 ft (50 m) in diameter. Flowering occurs almost year round, beginning in February in southern California and continuing through fall in northern California, with flowers present for at least a few months in any given population. Seed production is high, with hundreds of seeds produced in each fruit. Fruits are eaten by baboons, rodents, porcupines, antelopes, and people, who also disperse the seeds.
Carpobrotus edulis has naturalised in many other regions throughout the world, and is an invasive species in several parts, notably Australia, California and the Mediterranean, all of which have similar climates. In the early 1900s, Carpobrotus edulis was brought to California from South Africa to stabilize soil along railroad tracks. Despite its use as a soil stabilizer, it actually exacerbates and speeds up coastal erosion. It holds great masses of water in its leaves, and its roots are very shallow. In the rainy season, the added weight on unstable sandstone slopes and dunes increases the chances of slope collapse and landslides."

Although it provides nectar and pollen for honey bees, I am not recommending that this is grown in your garden.

Popweb is an Internet resource for information on the identification of plants and pollen, the present and past distribution of these plants and the ecosytems they are part of - including Corylus avellana above

The Uppsala University Pollen Catalogue contains colour images of many different species. Follow links within Popweb to view specific species, or browse the catalogue at:
http://www.kv.geo.uu.se/pc-intro.html

"Burnt Ridge Nursery and Orchards is a family-owned farm, in business since 1980. Our 20-acre farm is located in the foothills of the Cascade mountains in America with a beautiful view of Mount St. Helens. Our mail order nursery specializes in unusual and disease resistant trees, vines, and shrubs that produce edible nuts or fruits. We also have a large selection of Northwest native plants and ornamental and useful landscape trees." who also sell Corylus avellana.

"Truffles

Southern Woods Nursery of New Zealand in conjunction with Southern Cross Truffle Nursery Ltd supplies Perigord black truffle, and Bianchetto truffle inoculated trees. The Perigord black truffle fruits in winter and is inoculated onto Holm Oak, Turkey Oak, Common or English Oak and sometimes Hazelnut seedlings.

WHAT IS A TRUFFLE?

Truffles are fungi that grow in and on the roots of specific trees, and have fruiting bodies that grow beneath the ground. Truffles of various kinds are found throughout Europe, Asia, America, Australia and Africa, but only a few species have any real commercial value.

The Perigord Black Truffle (Tuber melanosporum) occurs naturally under oak trees in winter in the limestone soils of central and southern France. They are considered the finest of edible fungi and have a place in gastronomy alongside saffron, caviar, and foie gras.

Since the times of Greeks and the Romans, truffles have been eaten as delicacies, aphrodisiacs, and medicines. Truffles are harvested in winter, using specially trained dogs. Handlers carefully dig out the truffle, which can be as much as 30cm below the surface."

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Evergreen Shrub
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Bee-Pollinated Bloom Plant Index.
The 264 bee-pollinated plants in this Index are in addition to the bee-pollinated plants shown as thumbnails in the pages of the 12 Flower Colours per month FROM the Colour Wheel below.

Click on the OOO in the Index below to link to those bee-pollinated plants of that flower colour in that month or any of
ACER (Deciduous/Evergreen Shrub/Tree) in March-April
CHAENOMELES SPECIOSA (Herbaceous Perennial) in March-May
CROCUS (Bulb) in September-April
CYDONIA OBLONGA (Deciduous Shrub) in April-June
DAFFODIL (Bulb) in December-May
DAHLIA (Bulb) in June-November
DUTCH HYACINTH (Bulb) in March-April
HEATHERS (Evergreen Shrub) in every month
HEDERA HELIX (Evergreen Climber) in September-November as last major source of nectar and pollen in the year
HELIANTHEMUM (Deciduous Shrub) in June-August - Pollen only collected when the flowers open during sunny weather
HELENIUM (Herbaceous Perennial) in June-October
HELLEBORUS (Herbaceous Perennial) in January-March
HEUCHERA (Evergreen Perennial) in May-September
HIBISCUS (Deciduous Shrub) in August-September
ILEX (Evergreen Tree) in May-June
LAVANDULA (Annual, Herbaceous Perennial or Shrub) in June-July
LAVATERA (Annual, Biennial, or Herbaceous Perennial) in May-August
LEPTOSIPHON (Annual) in June-August
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA (Evergreen Tree) in August-September
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (Biennial) in June-Septemberr
MENTHA (Herb) in July-August
NEMOPHILA (Annual) in April-June
NIGELLA (Annual) in July-September
PHILADELPHUS species only with single flowers (Shrub) in June
POLEMONIUM (Herbaceous Perennial) in April-June
PRUNUS CERASIFERA (Deciduous Tree) in February-March
PRUNUS LAUROCERASUS (Evergreen Shrub) in April-June
PYRACANTHA COCCINEA (Evergreen Shrub) in May-June
ROSES (Deciduous Shrub/Climber) in June-October
RUBUS IDAEUS (Raspberry) (Soft Fruit) in May-June
SALVIA SUPERBA (Herbaceous Perennial) in June-September - no bee garden should be without this plant - for those plants.

Enumber indicates Empty Index Page.
Bottom row of Grey is Unusual or Multi-Coloured Flower Colour.

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

OOO E1.

OOO

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Blue

OOO

OOO
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OOO
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OOO E13.

OOO
E14.

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Mauve

OOO

OOO

OOO
E24.

OOO
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OOO
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OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Purple

OOO
E34.

OOO
E35.

OOO
E36.

OOO
E37

OOO
E38

OOO

OOO
E40

OOO
E41

OOO
E42

OOO

OOO

OOO
Brown

OOO

OOO
E47

OOO
E48

OOO
E49

OOO
E50

OOO
E51

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Cream

OOO
E58

OOO
E59

OOO
E60

OOO
E61

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Green

OOO

OOO
E71

OOO
E72

OOO
E73

OOO
E74

OOO
E75

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
E80

OOO
E81Orange

OOO
E82

OOO
E83

OOO
E84

OOO
E85

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Pink

OOO

OOO
E95

OOO
E96

OOO
E97

OOO
E98

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Red

OOO

OOO
E107

OOO
E108

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
White

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Yellow

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
E133

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Unusual

OOO

OOO
E143

OOO
E144

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Inner circle of Grey is 12 months of Unusual or Multi-Coloured Flower Colour

Bulb and Perennial Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue = 12-24 inches (30-60 cms)

Green = 24-36 inches (60-90 cms)

Red = 36-72 inches (90- 180 cms)

Black = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

Shrub Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue = 12-36 inches (30-90 cms)

Green = 36-60 inches (90- 150 cms)

Red = 60-120 inches (150- 300 cms)

Black = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

Tree Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-240 inches (0- 600 cms)

Blue = 240-480 inches (600- 1200 cms)

Green = 480+ inches (1200 + cms)

Red = Potted

Black = Use in Small Garden

Climber Height from Text Border

 

Blue = 0-36 inches (0-90 cms)

Green = 36-120 inches (90-300 cms)

Red = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

 

Bamboo, Bedding, Conifer, Fern, Grass, Herb, Rhododendron, Rose, Soft Fruit, Top Fruit, Vegetable and Wildflower Height from Text Border

Blue = 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

Green = 24-72 inches (60- 180 cms)

Red = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

 

Plant Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

 

Dry Soil

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