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Old 02-03-2019, 11:02 AM   #10
katjh
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We,ve been putting a lot of seeds out to get ready for spring germination too. One newer one is Scrophularia lanceolata (Early Figwort). It's new to me in the sense that I haven't grown it before. I have seen it in the wild, and the closely related S. marilandica (Late Figwort) is in one of the pollinator gardens that we started.

Early figwort is described as a nectar rich plant that is supposed to attract many pollinators:
https://www.prairiemoon.com/scrophul...n-nursery.html
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SCLA

The late figwort definitely attracts a lot of pollinators, I've seen bees fighting over its flowers! So I'm hopeful that the early figwort will be a welcome addition to the pollinator resources in my yard.
I have both early and late figwort in my yard. I love them, but can't really tell them apart . The flowers are very dainty, and they do seem to attract a lot of attention from small bees.
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