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Old 05-28-2011, 12:24 AM   #24
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Supposidly Wild Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis, are pollinated by hummingbirds but honestly I've never seen anything work this plant ever. With plants like this I get the idea that you need a lot of them, and it needs to be the right day to see anything working them. Most Lilies are the same way I find. The only time I've ever seen a butterfly pollinating a lily was when they were mass planted and used as the boarder to every garden around.

Fire Pink, Silene virginica, looks promising. I'm told it's semi-carnivorous though as insects become stuck to part of the stem, I think around the flowers. Silene regia, Royal Catchfly grows much taller.

Buckeye, Aesculus pavia, and other Aesculus species, all look very acceptable too.
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