Biodiversity

Alexandrine Clover

Alexandrine Clover

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Alexandrine clover (Trifolium alexandrinum)

Alexandrine clover is a natural partner of grasses in grassland. Its nitrogen-fixing lifestyle makes it an ideal complement to grasses. For wild animals, the soft parts of the plant are naturally much more popular than hairy plants or thistles. Due to its long flowering, a is very popular with all insects. For humans one of the most underestimated foods as it strongly increases well-being and is recommended as a home remedy for depression.

Color scale: White, purple. Flowering peak in the months 5-9, blueh span 4 months.
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Bibernelle

Bibernelle

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Burnet (Pimpinella)

Beaver nellas belong to the umbelliferae family. These include numerous aromatic herbs such as fennel, parsley and anise, but also species that are toxic to humans. As a deep-rooting plant, beavernella is strongly soil-improving, humus-forming and promotes biodiversity in the soil. Beaver nellas are excellent for the reintroduction of wild bees and butterflies.

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 6-11, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Yercaud-elango - Own work. CC BY-SA 4.0, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibernellen#/media/Datei:Pimpinella_heyneana-Lake_park-yercaud-salem-India.JPG

Sweet clover yellow

Bokharaklee yellow

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Bokhara clover yellow (Melilotus)

Sweet clover (Melilotus), also known as honey clover, is a genus of plant belonging to the butterfly family (Faboideae) within the legume family (Fabaceae). Pollination is mainly by bees. Natural nitrogen supplier. Provides good soil structure, CO2 fixation and humus formation. Insect favorite. Sweet clover is edible and can be used for wild salads.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 5-10, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Júlio Reis - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steinklee#/media/Datei:Melilotus_segetalis_flowers.jpg
Sources: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steinklee

Borage and a bee

Borage

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Borage (Borago officinalis)

Borage is a plant belonging to the Boraginaceae family. It is used as a spice and medicinal plant and therefore bears the species epithet "officinalis". Wild bees and bumblebees especially enjoy borage. Hoverflies, butterflies and wild bees love borage, which is also called cucumber herb. It is also easy to grow in your own garden or on your balcony. In bee mixtures, it complements the other mixture partners excellently. It is edible as a topping or as a substitute for cucumber.

Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
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Buckwheat

Buckwheat

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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum)

For the beekeeper, buckwheat is a high-yield crop, along with phacelia and canola. Every 10,000 square meters can feed 3 to 4 bee colonies and produce valuable honey. But also songbirds love the seeds of buckwheat and are happy about the abundant food supply. For humans, buckwheat is a gluten-free alternative to rye or wheat.

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 5-9, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Artur Pawlak on Pixabay

Wild dill

Wild dill

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Wild dill (Anethum graveolens)

Dill provides wild bees with abundant and long-lasting food. In addition, it is among the popular food plants for butterfly caterpillars such as the swallowtail. Dill is edible.

Flowering peak in the months 6-9, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Emilian Robert Vicol on Pixabay

Sainfoin

Sainfoin

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Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia agg.)

Sainfoin is a soil-improving deep-rooted plant. It has root nodules with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Nectar is abundant and accessible to short-tailed bees/wild bees; the plant is an excellent bee pasture. Sainfoin is one of the most important plants that can use nitrogen from the air. In the past, sainfoin was widely used as horse or cattle feed. Its economic importance today is more as a beautiful component of colorful, insect-friendly mixtures. Here it is one of the most important components of eligible ecological priority areas.

Color scale: purple, magenta, pink. Flowering peak in the months 5-9, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Sabine on Pixabay
Sources: https://www.rote-liste-zentrum.de/de/Detailseite.html?species_uuid=5d7c4235-d5e5-4472-a2b6-f5d6b6a42232&species_organismGroup=Farn-%20und%20Bl%C3%BCtenpflanzen&q=Onobrychis


Red List: Endangered
Dyer's chamomile

Dyer's chamomile

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Dyer's chamomile (Cota tinctoria)

Dyer's chamomile is known as a bee pasture. At the same time it is a food plant for butterflies, caterpillars and numerous insects. You can also use the flowers as decoration for dishes and teas, because the dyer's chamomile is edible.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 5-9, blueh span 4 months.
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Field pea

Field pea

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Field pea (Pisum sativum)

Cultivation of peas has a very positive effect on the soil. Popular with bumblebees and butterflies. Field pea can bind nitrogen from the air with its roots and nodule bacteria, and thus strongly contributes to the natural fertility of the soil. It is especially popular with field hares and humans.

Color scale: pink, magenta, purple. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
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Fennel

Fennel

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Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Fennel is a common vegetable, spice and medicinal plant. Fennel is a perennial plant with yellow flowers and an intense anise smell. It grows in sunny places such as meadows, dry grasslands and coastal areas. The flowers of fennel are an important food source for butterflies and other insects.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 4-6, blueh span 2 months.
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Mustard

Yellow mustard

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Yellow mustard (Sinapis)

Yellow mustard is a healthy plant for the soil, as it reduces nematodes living in the soil and loosens the soil through its strong root growth and promotes earthworms and other soil organisms. Mustard is readily visited by bees and bumblebees. The woody residue, on the other hand, is used as a shelter for smaller insects. Since the yellow mustard comes from the Mediterranean region, it is not hardy. For grilling or as a salad dressing, it is not only delicious, but also digestive and antibiotic. In light cooking it is popular as a substitute for fatty oils and fats, and its ingredients increase muscle growth.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 5-11, blueh span 6 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Navneet on Pixabay

Common viper's bugloss

Common viper's bugloss

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Common viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare)

Common viper's bugloss is a perennial plant with bold, blue flowers. It is found throughout Europe and grows preferentially on sunny meadows and dry slopes. The flowers attract many pollinating insects, especially bees and butterflies

Color scale: blue, purple, violet. Flowering peak in the months 5-10, blueh span 5 months.
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Horn clover

Horn clover

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Horn clover (Lotus corniculatus)

Common horn clover is a perennial plant with yellow flowers arranged in umbels. It grows in dry meadows, pastures and sparse forests. The horn clover is an important food plant for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

Color scale: yellow, pink, purple, orange. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by David Seifert on Pixabay

Pink poppy

Pink poppy

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Pink poppy



Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
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Red poppies

Red poppies, corn poppy

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Red poppies, corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

Corn poppy is an important bee pasture and provides abundant nectar and pollen. The plant is also popular with butterflies and other insects and contributes to biodiversity.

Color scale: red. Flowering peak in the months 5-7, blueh span 2 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Gábor Adonyi on Pixabay

Wild mallow

Wild mallow

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Wild mallow (Malva sylvestris)

Wild mallow is pollinated by honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies and hoverflies. Among the wild bees, the mallow long-horned bee is interested in the pollen as food for its offspring - it depends on mallows for its diet.

Color scale: purple, magenta, pink. Flowering peak in the months 5-11, blueh span 6 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image of Brockenhexe on Pixabay

Cornflower blue

Cornflower blue

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Cornflower blue (Centaurea cyanus)

With its bright blue flowers that tower above the grain, it is a symbol of the "good old days". The cornflower is a typical crop follower. With grain seed it came from Central Europe to all countries of Europe. It is a typical weed in the grain and good better cleaning of the seed now rarely seen.

Color scale: blue. Flowering peak in the months 5-10, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Markus Distelrath on Pixabay

Cornflower purple

Cornflower purple

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Cornflower purple (Centaurea cyanus)

Cornflowers are an important bee pasture and provide abundant nectar and pollen. The plants are also popular with butterflies and other insects and contribute to biodiversity.

Color scale: lial, blue, purple. Flowering peak in the months 6-10, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Melani Marfeld on Pixabay

Caraway with bees

Real caraway

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Caraway (Carum carvi)

Caraway is an important forage plant for bees and other pollinators, as it is rich in nectar and pollen. The plant is also a valuable medicinal plant and contributes to biodiversity.

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in months 5-7, blueh span 2 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Siggy Nowak on Pixabay

Lupine purple

Lupine purple

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Lupine purple (Lupinus polyphyllus)

Lupins are one of the most popular flowering plants. If you regularly cut lupines, for example, for the vase, then they bloom once again until autumn. But this plant can inspire not only visually. It is an ideal green manure plant for nutrient-poor soils, which grows quickly and enriches the soil with nitrogen.

Color scale: pink, purple, magenta. Flowering peak in the months 5-8, blueh span 3 months.
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Lupine blue

Blue sweet lupine

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Blue sweet lupine (Lupinus angustifolius )

Lupins are important forage plants for bees and other pollinators, as they are rich in nectar and pollen. The plants are also an important source of nitrogen in the soil and contribute to biodiversity.

Color scale: blue, lilac, purple. Flowering peak in the months 5-8, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Анна Иларионова on Pixabay

Sugar beet

Sugar beet

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Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris)

Sugar beets for food crops give the field a rich green to blue-green color with a high contrast value. Enhancement by flowering strips, undersowing or wild areas is useful.

Color scale: green, blue. Flowering peak in the months 5-11, blueh span 6 months.
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Meadow daisy

Meadow daisy

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Meadow daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

The meadow daisy is a perennial herbaceous plant that attracts numerous flower visitors such as wild bees, wasps, flies, beetles and butterflies. The daisy is an absolute bee and butterfly magnet!

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 5-9, blueh span 4 months.
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Red flax

Red flax, flax mixture

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Red flax, flax mixture (Linum usitatissimum, Linum grandiflorum, Linum viscosum)

Flax is also called flax and provides a rich table for insects. With its pink, purple to blue flowers, flax is a striking plant for pollinators and is readily approached by bumblebees and wild bees.

Color scale: red, purple, blue. Flowering peak in the months 5-9, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Albert H. - Own work. CC BY-SA 3.0 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lein#/media/Datei:Linum_viscosum_20060702113155wp.jpg

Red clover

Red clover

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Red clover (Trifolium pratense)

Red clover blooms even late into the fall and provides insects with food for quite a long time. A positive aspect of the papilionaceous plants is the availability of nitrogen in the soil. As a green manure, clover can enrich the soil with nitrogen and make it available to other plants at the same time. Due to the long flowering phase, clover is a friend of many insects and a popular snack for many large and small animals.

Color scale: red, purple. Flowering peak in the months 4-11, blueh span 7 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Heiner on Pixabay

Purple jewelry basket

Jewelry basket

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Jewel Basket (Cosmos bipinnatus)

While many ornamental plants native to South America have the proverbial fiery temperament, the Cosmea (Cosmos bipinnatus), also known as Cosmee, native to Mexico and Brazil, strikes rather quieter notes. Its simple cupped flowers are of almost plain beauty and have earned it the German name "Schmuckkörbchen". The common cosmea comes from the composite family and belongs to the botanical genus Cosmos, which is manageable with just under 30 species.

Color scale: pink, purple. Flowering peak in the months 6-10, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Willfried Wende on Pixabay

Shaggy Vetch

Shaggy Vetch

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Shaggy Vetch (Vicia villosa)

Shaggy vetch is often found along field edges in sunny locations. The sucking insects that feed on shaggy vetch include aphids and bugs. Therefore, ants and ladybugs are also found on it, milking or eating it. Pollination is carried out by honeybees, bumblebees and other wild bees.

Color scale: purple. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Kira on Pixabay

Small sunflower in wildflower field

Small sunflower

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Small sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

The bright yellow small summer flower (Helianthus annuus) is particularly beautiful to look at and rich in nectar and pollen, which makes it ideal for bee forage.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 6-10, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Ralph on Pixabay

Real buckwheat

Real buckwheat

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Common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)

For the beekeeper, buckwheat is a high-yield crop, along with phacelia and canola. Every 10,000 square meters can feed 3 to 4 bee colonies and produce valuable honey. But also songbirds love the seeds of buckwheat and are happy about the abundant food supply. For humans, buckwheat is a gluten-free alternative to rye or wheat.

Color scale: white, purple. Flowering peak in the months 6-9, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by inmo yang on Pixabay

Phacelia with wild bee

Phacelia

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Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

Phalcelia is the "bee friend" par excellence. These are plants that offer a particularly large amount of nectar and pollen and thus provide food for bees and also other insects. Due to its flowering in blue-purple it is also a highlight for nature-oriented gardens. For beekeepers, up to 500 kg of honey are possible. Due to the strict regulations in Germany as a pure honey, Phacelia honey is a natural and environmentally conscious component of healthy nutrition.

Color scale: blue, purple. Flowering peak in the months 6-10, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by kie-ker on Pixabay

Path mallow

Path mallow

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Way mallow (Malva neglecta)

Way mallow (Malva neglecta) is the little sister of the wild mallow. From which it differs not only in the size and coloration of flowers, but also in height. Malva neglecta grows barely 50 centimeters high, its shoots growing ascending or lying down. It shows its white flowers interspersed with pale pink stripes from June to September.

Color scale: purple, pink. Flowering peak in the months 6-10, blueh span 4 months.
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Oil radish

Oil radish

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Oil radish (Raphanus sativus)

Oil radish is an excellent soil conditioner due to its deep and strong rooting. In addition, many varieties are suitable for nematode control. In intercropping is welcome by the high yield of organic biomass. Thus, it binds a lot of CO2 in the soil as humus.

Color scale: pink, purple, white. Flowering peak in the months 5-9, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by rihaij on Pixabay

Ramtilla

Ramtilla

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Ramtilla (Guizotia abyssinica )

The new catch crop for greening and humus building. Ramtill weed is not related to any main crop, which is why it can be used in any crop rotation without hesitation. It is also drought tolerant and freezes safely during light frosts. Due to its leaf and root mass, velvet weed forms sufficient humus.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 7-9, blueh span 2 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Silvestresbrasileiros - Own work, public domain, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramtillkraut#/media/Datei:Guizotia_abyssinica_niger.jpg

Large bird's foot (Serradella)

Big bird foot

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Large bird's foot (Ornithopus sativus )

Serradella (Ornithopus sativus), due to its excellent ability to fix nitrogen, is primarily used for green manuring and as an intercrop between root crops and cereals. For this purpose, it can also be used in the wild field if the sowing of wild field plants with high nitrogen requirements is planned for the following year. In addition, it is also popular with livestock as a grazing plant. 

Color scale: white, pink, purple. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Rasbak - Own work, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serradella#/media/Datei:Ornithopus_sativus_flower,_serradelle_bloem.jpg, CC BY-SA 3.0

Native turn clover

Native turn clover

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Native turn clover (Trifolium resupinatum)

Native turn clover is cultivated as a green manure plant with light purple flower heads, annual in Central Europe. Ideally suited as a protein-rich forage plant and for soil improvement. Turning clover has a very high preceding crop value as a nitrogen collector. It is also an excellent food source for insects. The height of growth is up to 100 cm. 

Color scale: red, purple, pink. Flowering peak in the months 4-8, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Terraprima - Own work, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persischer_Klee#/media/Datei:Trifolium_resupinatum_L..JPG, CC BY-SA 3.0

Seed vetch

Seed vetch

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Seed vetch (Vicia sativa)

In the garden, seed vetch is less common than in agriculture, but it makes an excellent green manure in nutrient-poor soils and is also considered a good bee pasture. It grows up picturesquely on neighboring plants.

Color scale: pink, purple, red, white. Flowering peak in the months 3-11, blueh span 8 months.
High growing sunflower

High growing sunflower

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High growing sunflower (Helianthus annuus Peredovick )

Sunflowers are the third most important source of vegetable oils in the world after soybeans and rapeseed. In addition, sunflowers are versatile as decoration and floral decoration. Because of its imposing appearance, the sunflower is a valuable part of the field, visible from afar. For gardening enthusiasts, there is a wide range of colors and sizes to choose from.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 7-11, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Ada K from Pixabay

Safflower

Safflower

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Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)

As a bumblebee and bee plant, safflower is also the ideal bird food. The yellow-orange to red flowers are a magnet for humans and animals. In the past, the plant was used to dye wool and silk. In human nutrition, it has as safflower oil increasingly friends in the kitchen and (top) gastronomy.

Color scale: pink, purple, bluish, orange. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay

Wild coriander

Wild coriander

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Wild Coriander (Coriandrum sativum )

Wild coriander a magnet for hoverflies and other beneficial insects. If allowed to flower, coriander can grow up to a meter high. Coriander herb and seeds (more correctly, fruits) are widely used kitchen spices. The smell/taste of the two is very different; they cannot replace each other. Thus, the areas where the herb and seeds are heavily used are also different.

Color scale: white, yellowish white, light pink. Flowering peak in months 7-9, blueh span 2 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Pitsch from Pixabay

Incarnate clover

Incarnate clover

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Incarnate clover (Trifolium incarnatum )

Incarnate clover (Trifolium incarnatum) is also called rose clover, blood clover or Italian clover. But the herbaceous plant with blood-red flowers is much more than just a weed. The clover is not only beautiful to look at, it also improves the soil and is edible.

Color scale: red. Flowering peak in the months 4-9, blueh span 5 months.
Summer Oats

Summer Oats

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Summer oats (Avena fatua )

Oats are a popular and very healthy food. Besides, summer oats are considered a health crop for the soil and soil organisms. Due to its health characteristics, oats are popular on organic farms. Due to its high fiber content, oats are an integral part of a healthy diet for both humans and animals. Horses in particular love oats as "power muesli".

Color scale: green, ocher.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Katharina N. on Pixabay

Forest Perennial Rye

Original Rye

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Primitive rye (forest perennial rye)

The forest rye is one of the oldest known cereals, which is also called the "original rye" due to its 7000-year history. It originated in the Near East, but has been used in Europe for a long time. Due to its ease of cultivation and remarkable frugality, growing forest perennial rye in the wild field is one of the easiest habitat improvements for our wildlife.

Color scale: green, ocher, golden yellow,.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Nicky on Pixabay

Swede Clover

Swede Clover

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Swedish clover (Trifolium hybridum)

Swedes clover, like many other clover varieties, is mainly suitable as a high-protein feed. As a nitrogen collector it is a healthy foundation plant with beautiful round flowers that are loved by wild bees and co.

Color scale: white, reddish. Flowering peak in the months 4-10, blueh span 6 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: BerndH - Own work, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweden-Klee#/media/Datei:Trifolium_hybridum_230711a.jpg, CC BY-SA 3.0

Wild summer Adonis rose

Wild summer Adonis rose

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Wild summer Adonis rose (Adonis aestivalis)

The Adonis rose (known from natural medicine, poisonous!) is an increasingly rare native plant, which is, however, a valuable food source for wild bees and bumblebees and which has already accompanied our ancestors in nature. Adonis florets are on the Red List of critically endangered species and are especially worthy of support. Financially supported VectorSeed and promotional cultivation through a nature sponsorship contribute to the preservation and survival of this endangered plant species.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 5-7, blueh span 2 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Nicky on Pixabay
Sources: Rote Liste Zentrum, supported by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation


Red List: Critically endangered
Corn cockle

Wild corn cockle

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Wild corn cockle (Agrostemma githago)

The native conrade is on the Red List and belongs to the highly endangered species. The use of financial resources through a nature sponsorship for GEOXIP advertising cultivation promotes a highly endangered and extremely rare native rarity here. Caution: The corn cockle is poisonous.

Color scale: purple, pink, white. Flowering peak in the months 6-9, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: mw - self-photographed, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kornrade#/media/Datei:Kornrade_Habitus.jpg, CC BY-SA 3.0
Sources: https://www.rote-liste-zentrum.de/detail/pdf/34870


Red List: Critically endangered
Field Dog Chamomile

Field Dog Chamomile

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Field dog chamomile (Anthemis arvensis)

Field dog chamomile is a typical crop follower of cereal crops. It often grows along field margins and in the grain or vegetable garden. Chamomile almost always indicates that the ph-value is low or too low.

Color scale: white, yellow. Flowering peak in the months 4-10, blueh span 6 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Manfred Richter on Pixabay

Round-leaved rabbit ear

Round-leaved rabbit ear

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Round-leaved hare's ear (Bupleurum rotundifolium)

The round-leaved hare's ear (Bupleurum rotundifolium), also called field hare's ear, growing-through herb, growing-through hare's ear or growing-through hare's ear, is an umbellifer that is rare to very rare in Central Europe. CAUTION: Do not pick, collect or trample! This plant is on the Red List Germany! Category 1 (threatened with extinction).

Color scale: green yellow. Flowering peak in the months 6-8, blueh span 2 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Stefan.lefnaer - Own work, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rundbl%C3%A4ttriges_Hasenohr#/media/Datei:Bupleurum_rotundifolium_sl27.jpg, CC BY-SA 4.0
Sources: https://www.rote-liste-zentrum.de/detail/pdf/35420, https://www.pflanzen-deutschland.de/Bupleurum_rotundifolium.html


Red List: Threatened with extinction
Field marigold

Field marigold

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Field marigold (Calendula arvensis)

The field marigold belongs to the extremely endangered species and is threatened with extinction according to the Red List 2023. The field marigold came to Central Europe from the Mediterranean region with the emergence of agriculture. Like its larger relative, the garden marigold Calendula officinalis, it is an ancient medicinal plant and is used by natural and folk medicine in a similar way. It has antispasmodic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory effects and is used mainly for wound healing. In the monastery gardens it is documented since the 12th century.

Color scale: orange. Flowering peak in months 7-10, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image from Myriams photos on Pixabay
Sources: https://www.rote-liste-zentrum.de/detail/pdf/35450


Red List: Threatened with extinction
Field larkspur

Field larkspur

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Field larkspur (Consolida regalis)

Field larkspur belongs to the endangered species in the red list. The field larkspur is a food source for various insects, such as bumblebees and butterflies, which must have a proboscis at least 15 mm long to reach the nectar. Its botanical name describes it as strengthening (from Latin consolidare) and regal (Latin regalis), suggesting its former use as a medicinal plant for healing wounds. However, the poisonous plant is no longer used in the medical field today.

Color scale: blue, purple, white, violet. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by jhenning on Pixabay
Sources: https://www.rote-liste-zentrum.de/de/Detailseite.html?species_uuid=493a9c3e-6b78-48b3-975c-3cbe98f96180&species_organismGroup=Farn-%20und%20Bl%C3%BCtenpflanzen&q=Consolida%20regalis


Red List: Endangered
Seed usury flower

Seed usury flower

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Seed useweed (Glebionis segetum)

Seedweed is a yellow flowering plant that resembles a daisy. It was once a common plant found everywhere in the fields and grain fields. Because the seed-glory flower competed with crops everywhere, over the centuries the plant was combated.

Color scale: yellow, white yellow. Flowering peak in the months 6-11, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Hugues Tinguy, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saat-Wucherblume#/media/Datei:Glebionis_segetum_plant_(09).jpg - CC BY-SA 2.0 fr

Real woman mirror

Real woman mirror

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True female mirror (Legousia speculum-veneris)

Today, due to its rarity, true lady's mirror is one of the rarities of wild herbs. On the red list it is listed as highly endangered. Unusual is: The flowers close in the afternoon and do not open again until the morning hours. The flowers carry abundant nectar and are usually pollinated by insects.

Color scale: purple, magenta,. flowering peak in the months 7-9, bluehspanne 2 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Stefan.lefnaer - Own work, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus-Frauenspiegel#/media/Datei:Legousia_speculum-veneris_sl1.jpg, CC BY-SA 3.0
Sources: https://www.rote-liste-zentrum.de/detail/pdf/37149


Red List: Critically endangered
Field Stone Seed

Field Stone Seed

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Field Stone Seed (Lithospermum arvense)

Field weed is an annual, nowadays very rare and in many places almost disappeared. For this very reason, these species are important for various soil organisms.

Color range: white to pale pink. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Fornax - Own work, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acker-Steinsame#/media/Datei:Lithospermum_arvense_W.jpg, CC BY-SA 3.0

Field Forget-me-not

Field Forget-me-not

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Field Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis)

In both medieval medicine and modern homeopathy, all parts of the herb are traditionally used for their antibacterial and antiviral properties. At the same time, the medicinal effect of the field forget-me-not has hardly been studied, so the applications are based only on the empirical values of herbal medicine.

Color scale: blue. Flowering peak in the months 4-10, blueh span 6 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Hans on Pixabay

Seed Poppy

Seed Poppy

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Seed poppy (Papaver dubium)

Similar to the corn poppy, the seed poppy is a luminous phenomenon in the truest sense of the word. Its orange to red flowers shine far. In the garden, it is easily suitable for dry places.

Color scale: red, orange red. Flowering peak in the months 5-8, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by ViJakob on Pixabay

Field Buttercup

Field Buttercup

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Field buttercup (Ranunculus arvensis)

Due to its toxicity, all species of buttercups are unsuitable for human consumption. However, the field buttercup today belongs to the endangered species and therefore worthy of protection.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Hans on Pixabay
Sources: https://www.rote-liste-zentrum.de/de/Detailseite.html?species_uuid=a97e3737-6450-4fe1-9c6a-03fa24cc26df&species_organismGroup=Farn-%20und%20Bl%C3%BCtenpflanzen&q=Ranunculus%20arvensis


Red List: Endangered
Field campion

Field campion

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Field campion (Silene noctiflora)

It blooms at night, hence the species epithet noctiflora. Its pollination is by insects, largely by moths, since its flowers open only towards evening. Insects that land on the plant are held by its sticky hairs. Most are able to free themselves again, but become sticky in the process, so that pollen remains attached to them during further visits to the flowers.

Color scale: purple, pink,. flowering peak in the months 4-7, bluehspanne 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Hans on Pixabay
Sources: https://www.rote-liste-zentrum.de/de/Detailseite.html?species_uuid=344c215e-48d2-4f07-87dc-e55ad4aa6e00&species_organismGroup=Farn-%20und%20Bl%C3%BCtenpflanzen&q=Silene%20noctiflora


Red List: Endangered
Keeled lamb's lettuce

Keeled lamb's lettuce

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Keeled lamb's lettuce (Valerianella carinata)

The Gekielte lamb's lettuce is found in Central and Southern Europe and North Africa. To the east it penetrates as far as the Caucasus and Iran. It is not used for human nutrition.

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in months 4-5, blueh span 1 month.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Stefan.lefnaer - Own work, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gekielter_Feldsalat#/media/Datei:Valerianella_carinata_sl2.jpg, CC BY-SA 3.0

Field Violets

Field Violets

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Field violet (Viola arvensis)

Field violets are not only charming to look at, but are a definite favorite of wild bees.

Color scale: diverse, white, yellow, blue, purple. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: AnRo0002 - Own work, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acker-Stiefm%C3%BCtterchen#/media/Datei:20150629Viola_arvensis_ssp._megalantha09.jpg, CC0

Sparrow clover

Sparrow clover

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Larding clover (Trifolium squarrosum)

The sparse clover is very popular as an intercrop because it is naturally a nitrogen collector and thus can biologically enrich and "fertilize" the soil. For insects it is valuable. For the natural soil life, humus formation and CO2 binding it represents an important contribution.

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 7-11, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by 233solar on Pixabay

Oil Lin

Oil Lin

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Oil flax (Linum usitatissimum)

Flax, also known as common flax, seed flax, hair lentil and flax, is an ancient native crop that is now being rediscovered for the production of sustainable eco-fibers and for high-quality edible oils. For insects and wild bees, oil flax is a rich food source. When combined with larger seeds, oil flax is difficult to grow using VectorSeed methods.

Color scale: pale purple, light blue. Flowering peak in the months 4-7, blueh span 3 months.
Gold of pleasure

Gold of pleasure

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Gold of pleasure (Camelina sativa)

Camelina sativa is an old and almost forgotten crop with extremely high ecological potential. At a professional beekeepers' congress, a separate working group (WG) "camelina sativa" was set up with the aim of promoting camelina.

Color scale: white, yellowish. Flowering peak in the months 5-9, blueh span 4 months.
Sources: https://www.bienenundnatur.de/aktuelles/ag-leindotter-gegruendet/

White lupine

White lupine

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White lupine (Lupinus albus)

White lupine is an annual herbaceous plant that reaches a growth height of 20 to 100 centimeters. Lupines are important forage plants for bees and other pollinators, as they are rich in nectar and pollen. The plants are also an important source of nitrogen in the soil and contribute to biodiversity.

Color scale: white, whitish yellow, light pink. Flowering peak in the months 6-11, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Tatyana on Pixabay

Lucerne

Lucerne

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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is also called alfalfa, snail clover or eternal clover. The short-stemmed butterfly flowers are bluish to purple, purplish or white and attract wild bees, many butterflies and insects. Pure sustainability: alfalfa has the ability to absorb elemental nitrogen from the soil air with the help of nodule bacteria and to bind it in the form of amino acids, thus permanently promoting soil life.

Color range: white, purple, pale purple. Flowering peak in the months 4-11, blueh span 7 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by jhenning on Pixabay

Wild cress (meadowfoam)

Wild cress

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Wild cress (Cardamine pratensis)

The meadow foamwort is also known as "wild cress" or "meadow cress" and can be used as an addition to wild salads. While people only see beautiful pastel colors, wild cress magically attracts insects with an apparently attractive color spectrum in the ultraviolet range.

Color scale: light purple, light purple, light blue. Flowering peak in the months 6-9, blueh span 3 months.
Sareptasenf

Sareptasenf

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Sareptasenf (Brassica juncea)

Sarepta mustard, also called brown mustard is very attractive for bees, wild bees and butterflies. Its roots promote soil life and form symbiotic relationships with humus-forming bacteria.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 7-10, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Ali Rıza Eker on Pixabay.

Cape Basket

Cape Basket

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Cape basket (Osteospermum)

Cape baskets take regular breaks from flowering in June, during which they are often considered to have faded. However, often after one or two weeks, a new flowering phase begins, which then lasts until late autumn and serves pollinators a rich table.

Color range: diverse, pink, purple, orange. Flowering peak in the months 6-11, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Gabriele Lässer on Pixabay

Yarrow

Yarrow

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Yarrow (Achillea)

Yarrows (Achillea) are a genus of plants in the composite family (Asteraceae). Some Achillea species are used as medicinal plants. Yarrow is a real asset to fields that are managed in a natural way. Yarrow magically attracts some insects that have become rare.

Color scale: white, pale pink. Flowering peak in the months 5-4, blueh span -1 months.
Meadow chervil

Meadow chervil

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Meadow chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Meadow chervil is a plant species from the genus Chervil (Anthriscus) within the umbellifer family (Apiaceae). Meadow chervil is an incredible enrichment for some endangered insect species. It also roots deeply and actively contributes to humus formation as well as Co2 storage. Chervil is a spice plant - but there is a great risk of confusion with poisonous species!

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 7-9, blueh span 2 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by VinaConstanze on Pixabay

Winter cress

Winter cress

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Winter cress

Winter cress, also called barbary herb or barbara herb, more precisely common barbary herb or true barbary herb, is a plant species of the genus barbary herb (Barbarea) within the cruciferous family (Brassicaceae). Winter cress can be used as a salad or vegetable and is said to have a blood purifying effect in naturopathy. For the soil life it forms in wild herb communities an important contribution to the humus formation and to the permanent natural CO2 binding

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 5-10, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: AnRo0002 - Own work, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterkresse#/media/Datei:20170418Barbarea_vulgaris1.jpg, CC0

Nettle-leaved bellflower

Nettle-leaved bellflower

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Nettle-leaved bellflower (Campanula trachelium)

Nettle-leaved bellflower is an excellent bee pasture and is visited and pollinated by many insects. Its cultivation has been rather neglected so far and therefore the promotion of the nettle-leaved bellflower is extremely valuable to increase the native biodiversity.

Color scale: purple, pale blue. Flowering peak in the months 5-10, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Jakob Strauß on Pixabay

Meadow Pippa

Meadow Pippa

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Meadow Pippa (Crepis biennis)

Meadow pippa (Crepis biennis), also known as biennial pippa, is a native plant species within the composite family. Its value for sustainable and organic management is high, as it is not only a favorite plant for insects, but also enlivens soil life in many ways.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 6-11, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Hans on Pixabay

Meadow crested wheatgrass

Meadow crested wheatgrass

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Meadow crested wheatgrass (Cynosurus cristatus)

Not liked by some farmers in commercial cultivation, but opportunity rich for nature and the recovery of soil vitality in a completely natural way. In the cultivation of field advertising with VestorSeed method due to the extremely small seed size difficult, but biologically immensely valuable.

Color scale: green, white-green.
Wild carrot

Wild carrot

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Wild carrot (Daucus carota)

The wild carrot is the ancestor of today's cultivated form yellow turnip. The roots smell extremely intensely of carrot, but are woody and at best something for real survival fans. Nature values the wild carrot immensely because it provides food, improves soil life, carries nutrients deep into the soil and feeds a variety of insects and butterflies.

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 7-10, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Hans Benn on Pixabay

White bedstraw

White bedstraw

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White bedstraw (Galium album)

White bedstraw is a herbaceous plant with white flowers that is widespread in Europe, North Africa and Asia. It prefers moist places such as meadows, forest edges and stream banks. In the past, the bedstraw was used to curdle milk and has a pleasant fragrance.

Color scale: white green.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by andreas N on Pixabay

Meadow Hogweed

Small meadow hogweed

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Small meadow hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

The small meadow hogweed is a perennial plant found in Europe, Asia and North America. Its big brother can reach a height of up to 2 meters and has large, white umbel flowers. Some caution is advised, as the sap of the large plant in particular can cause skin irritation if it comes into intense contact with the skin. The value for insects as well as soil life is very high.

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 6-10, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by ? Mabel Amber, who will one day on Pixabay

Widow flower

Widow flower

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Widow flower (Knautia arvensis)

Field widow's-flower is a perennial plant with pink flower heads. It grows preferentially in dry meadows, fields and embankments. The flowers provide food for butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects. The field widow's-eye is on the red list as an endangered species.

Color scale: purple. Flowering peak in the months 5-10, blueh span 5 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Annette Meyer on Pixabay
Sources: https://www.rote-liste-zentrum.de/detail/pdf/55299


Red List: Endangered
Purple loosestrife

Purple loosestrife

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Purple loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris)

Common loosestrife is a perennial plant with bright yellow flowers. It prefers to grow in moist places such as banks, ponds and wet meadows. Loosestrife attracts many pollinating insects and is also used by butterfly caterpillars as a food plant

Color scale: pink, purple,. flowering peak in the months 6-10, bluehspanne 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, Photo: Image by Bettina Böhme on Pixabay

White sweet clover

White sweet clover

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White sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

White sweet clover is a perennial plant with white flowers that emit a sweet fragrance. It prefers sunny locations such as meadows, field margins and dry grasslands. Sweet clover attracts many insects with its nectar, especially butterflies and bees.

Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 6-10, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Kathy Büscher on Pixabay

Native evening primrose

Native evening primrose

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Native evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Common evening primrose is a biennial plant with yellow flowers that bloom in the evening and emit an intense fragrance. It grows on dry soils, roadsides and fallow land. Evening primrose attracts moths and other nocturnal insects.

Color scale: white, yellow. Flowering peak in the months 7-10, blueh span 3 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Mustafa VAROL on Pixabay

Parsnip

Parsnip

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Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Parsnip is a biennial plant with white flowers arranged in umbels. It grows in meadows, pastures and sparse forests. The root of the parsnip is edible and used as a vegetable. The plant also serves as a food plant for butterfly caterpillars.

Color scale: light yellow. Flowering peak in the months 7-11, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Alexa on Pixabay

Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Alexa on Pixabay

Parsnip

Parsnip

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Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Parsnip is a biennial plant with white flowers arranged in umbels. It grows in meadows, pastures and sparse forests. The root of the parsnip is edible and used as a vegetable. The plant also serves as a food plant for butterfly caterpillars.

Color scale: light yellow. Flowering peak in the months 7-11, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Alexa on Pixabay

Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Alexa on Pixabay

Common burnet / meadow buttercup

Common burnet / meadow buttercup

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Common burnet/meadow buttercup (Sanguisorba minor)

Common burnet, small meadow-head,Sanguisorba minor: Common burnet is a perennial plant with red flowers. It prefers sunny locations such as meadows, dry grasslands and forest edges. The flowers are an important food source for bees and butterflies, and the leaves can be used in salads and soups.

Color scale: purple, red. Flowering peak in the months 6-10, blueh span 4 months.
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Ribwort

Ribwort

Ribwort

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Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Ribwort is a perennial plant with narrow leaves and inconspicuous inflorescences. It grows in meadows, pastures and sparse forests. Ribwort plantain is known as a medicinal plant and its leaves can be used for insect bites and skin injuries.Ribwort plantain is a perennial plant with narrow leaves and inconspicuous inflorescences. It grows in meadows, pastures and sparse forests. Ribwort plantain is known as a medicinal plant and its leaves can be used for insect bites and skin injuries.

Color scale: white. Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 7-11, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Kathy Büscher on Pixabay

Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Kathy Büscher on Pixabay

Ribwort

Ribwort

Ribwort

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Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Ribwort is a perennial plant with narrow leaves and inconspicuous inflorescences. It grows in meadows, pastures and sparse forests. Ribwort plantain is known as a medicinal plant and its leaves can be used for insect bites and skin injuries.Ribwort plantain is a perennial plant with narrow leaves and inconspicuous inflorescences. It grows in meadows, pastures and sparse forests. Ribwort plantain is known as a medicinal plant and its leaves can be used for insect bites and skin injuries.

Color scale: white. Color scale: white. Flowering peak in the months 7-11, blueh span 4 months.
Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Kathy Büscher on Pixabay

Graphic (c) GEOXIP, photo: image by Kathy Büscher on Pixabay

Little brownelle

Little brownelle

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Little brownelle (Prunella vulgaris)

The Little Brownelle is a perennial plant with small, blue-purple flowers. It grows on meadows, dry grasslands and roadsides. The flowers of the Little Brownelle attract bees and butterflies, while the seeds attract numerous birds.

Color scale: purple, pale blue. Flowering peak in the months 6-9, blueh span 3 months.
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Cuckoo's light carnation

Cuckoo's light carnation

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Cuckoo's light carnation (Lychnis flos-cuculi)

Cuckoo's carnation is a perennial plant with pink flowers that look like small carnations. It prefers moist places such as meadows, bogs and stream banks. The flowers are pollinated by bumblebees and butterflies.

Color scale: purple, magenta, . Flowering peak in the months 6-9, blueh span 3 months.
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Glueweed

Glueweed

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Glueweed (Silene vulgaris)

Pigeon's crocus is a perennial plant with pink to white flowers. It grows in dry meadows, slopes and ruderal areas. The flowers provide food for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

Color scale: white, pink, . Flowering peak in the months 6-10, blueh span 4 months.
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Tansy

Tansy

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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy is a perennial plant with yellow, basket-shaped flowers. It grows preferably on dry meadows, fields and forest edges. The tansy has an intense smell and is pollinated by butterflies and bees.

Color scale: yellow. Flowering peak in the months 7-11, blueh span 4 months.
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Wild cardoon

Wild cardoon

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Wild cardoon (Dipsacus fullonum)

Wild cardoon is a perennial plant native to Europe and parts of Asia. It can reach a height of up to 2 meters and has purple flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts. Its flowers are an important food source for bees and butterflies.

Color range: white, pink pale purple. Flowering peak in the months 7-10, blueh span 3 months.
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Field pea white

Field pea white

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White field pea (Pisum sativum)

Cultivation of peas has a very positive effect on the soil. Popular with bumblebees and butterflies. Field pea can bind nitrogen from the air with its roots and nodule bacteria, and thus strongly contributes to the natural fertility of the soil. It is especially popular with field hares and humans.

Color range: white. Flowering peak in the months 3-7, flowering period 4 months.
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White jewelry basket

White jewelry basket

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Ornamental basket white (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Its simple and long-flowering cup-shaped flowers are of an almost simple beauty and have earned it the German name "Schmuckkörbchen". The common cosmea comes from the composite family and belongs to the botanical genus Cosmos, which has just under 30 species. The value for insects is high

Color range: white. Flowering peak in the months 4-10, flowering period 6 months.
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