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Plant Guide: Yellow beeplant (Cleome lutea Hook)

Posted date: October 03, 2012
Publication Year: 
2012
Authors: Tilley, Derek; Cane, Jim; St. John, Loren; Ogle, Dan; Shaw, Nancy L.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.

Abstract

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.

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.