European flowers used by bumblebees

Common name Latin name Flowers Colour Height cm
Alkanet Pentaglottis sempervirens Apr-Jul blue 30-60
Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria Jun-Aug   50
Apple Malus Apr-May white tree
Aubretia Aubretia sp Apr-May pink/purple 10-30
Azelea Rhododendron Spp. May-Jun various >100
Basil Ocimium basilicum      
Bergamot Monarda didyma      
Bindweed Convulvulus arvensis Jun-Sep pink/white climber
Birdsfoot trefoil Lotus corniculatus Jun-Sep yellow <15
Bluebell Endymion non-scriptus Mar-May blue 15-30
Borage Borago officinalis Jun-Aug purple 60
Bramble Rubus fruticosus Jun-Aug white/pink >100
Broom Cytisus scoparius May-Jun yellow 200
Buddleia Buddleia spp. Jun-Sep purple/white >100
Bugle Ajuga reptans May-Jul blue <15
Carline thistle Carlina vulgaris Jul-Sep purple <15
Catmint Nepeta cataria May-Sep purple <30
Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile Jun-Jul yellow/white 25
Chives Allium schoenoprasum Jun-Jul purple 15-40
Clover Trifolium pratense & repens May-Sep white or red 30 - 50
Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara Mar-Apr yellow 25
Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris May-Jun various 60_100
Comfrey Symphytum officinale May-Sep pink 30-100
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster spp. Apr-Jun white/red 30- >100
Crab apple Malus sylvestris May white tree
Currants Ribes spp.      
Daisy Bellis perennis Mar-Oct white/yellow <15
Dame's violet Hesperis matronalis May-Jul pink/purple 80
Dandelion Taraxicum officinale Mar-Sep yellow 35
Deadnettle, white and red Lamium spp. Mar-Oct red/white 10-60
Elder Sambucus nigra May-Jun white 700
Evening primrose Oenothera biennis Jun-Sep yellow 80
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Jul-Oct yellow 120
Forget-me-not Myosotis spp. Mar-Jun blue 15-40
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Jul-Sep purple >100
Goldenrod Solidago spp. Jul-Sep yellow 60->100
Gorse Ulex spp. Jan-Dec yellow >100
Hawksbeard Crepis spp. May-Sep yellow 15-70
Hawthorn  Crategus monogyna May-Jun white bush/tree
Heather Calluna spp. & Erica spp. Jan-Dec pink/white 20-60
Honeysuckle Lonicera spp. Jul-Sep cream/pink >100
Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis Jul-Aug blue/violet 15-30
Kidney vetch Anthyllis vulneraria Jun-Aug yellow <15
Knapweed Centaurea spp. Jul-Sep purple 30-80
Lavender Lavandula spp. Jun-Aug purple 30-80
Lemon balm Melissa officinalis Jul-Sep white 50
Lesser celandine Ranunculus ficaria Mar-May yellow <20
Lupin Lupinus spp. May-Jul various 60-100
Marjoram Origanum vulgare Jul-Sep pink  
Marshmallow Althea officinalis Jul-Sep pink 100
Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris May-Aug yellow 20-60
Meadow vetchling Lathyrus pratensis May-Aug yellow climber
Michaelmas daisy Aster spp. Jul-Oct various 20-40
Mint Mentha spp.      
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria Jun-Aug Yellow 100
Nettle Urtica dioica May-Sep white 150
Monks hood Aconitum napellus May-Jul purple/blue <100
Pansy Viola spp. Mar-Nov violet/yellow <15
Parsley Petroselinum crispum      
Pinks Dianthus spp.      
Primrose Primula vulgaris Feb-May yellow <15
Purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria Jun-Jul purple 60-120
Ragged robin Lychnis flos-cucli May_Aug pink 30-40
Raspberry Rubus ideaus Jun-Aug white bush
Red campion Silene dioica Mar-Oct red >60
Red clover Trifolium pratense May-Sep red <30
Rhododendron Rhododendron spp. May-Jun various >100
Rose Rosa spp. Jun-Jul white/pink >100
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis      
Sage Salvia spp. Jun-Aug purple 30-80
Sallows Salix spp. Mar-Apr   tree
Scotch thistle Onopordum acanthium Jul-Aug purple 100
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris Jun-Oct purple 15-30
Small scabious Scabiosa columbaria Jun-Aug pink <60
Spear thistle Cirsium vulgare Jul-Sep purple 100
Teasel Dipsacus fullonum Jul-Aug purple >100
Thyme Thymus vulgaris      
Toadflax Linaria vulgaris Jul-Oct yellow 30-60
Viburnum   Oct-Mar pink >100
Viper's bugloss Echium vulgare Jun-Sep blue/purple 70
White clover Trifolium repens May-Sep white <25
Whins Genista spp Jan-Dec yellow 50->100
Wild thyme Thymus praecox May-Aug purple <10
Wood avens Geum urbanum May-Aug yellow 30-60
Wood sage Teucrium scordonia Jul-Sep yellow 50-60
Woundwort Stachys spp. Jul-Sep red 30-60
Yarrow Acillea millefolium Jun-Nov white 45
Yellow meadow vetchling Lathryus pratensis May-Aug yellow 100
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