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African Blue Basil: A Pollinator Favorite

Many bees and beneficial wasps will be attracted to African blue basil. Photo by Beth Bolles, UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Basil is a favorite plant in the summer herb garden and an absolute must for those who enjoy fresh leaves for a sandwich or delicious homemade pesto. While we grow basils as a food enhancer, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/05/african-blue-basil-a-pollinator-favorite/

Buttonbush: A Pollinator’s Favorite

Sheila Dunning Horticulture Agent Okaloosa County Extension sdunning@ufl.edu Beginning in 2007, the US Senate, in support of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, declared the last week of June as “National Pollinator Week.”  As humans, we depend on pollen-moving animals for one out of every three bites of food.  Without birds, bees, bats, beetles, butterflies …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/14/buttonbush-a-pollinators-favorite/