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Beneficial Insect Plant List

This link provides a list of the good bugs and the plants that they like to visit for shelter and as another source of food for their diet, the sugar from ?owers:

Fantastic images accompany the lists, which I've condensed for my convenience below. There is also a great list of tips for attracting the bugs to my garden such as provide water and try to maintain some flowers in the garden all year round.

  • Achillea ?lipendulina — Fern-leaf yarrow
  • Achillea millefolium — Common yarrow
  • Ajuga reptans — Carpet bugleweed
  • Allium tanguticum — Lavender globe lily
  • Alyssum saxatilis — Basket of Gold
  • Anethum graveolens — Dill
  • Anthemis tinctoria — Golden marguerite
  • Angelica gigas — Angelica
  • Atriplex canescens — Four-wing saltbush
  • Asclepias tuberosa — Butter?y weed
  • Aster alpinus — Dwarf alpine aster
  • Astrantia major — Masterwort
  • Callirhoe involucrata — Purple poppy mallow
  • Carum carvi — Caraway
  • Coriandrum sativum — Coriander
  • Cosmos bipinnatus — Cosmos white sensation
  • Chrysanthemum parthenium — Feverfew
  • Daucus carota — Queen Anne's lace
  • Eriogonum fasciculatum — CA Buckwheat
  • Foeniculum vulgare – Fennel
  • Helianthus maximilianii — Prairie sun?ower
  • Lavandula angustifolia — English lavender
  • Limnanthes douglasii — Poached egg plant
  • Limonium latifolium — Statice
  • Linaria vulgaris — Butter and eggs
  • Lobelia erinus — Edging lobelia
  • Lobularia maritima — Sweet alyssum white
  • Melissa of?cinalis — Lemon balm
  • Medicago sativa — Alfalfa
  • Mentha pulegium — Pennyroyal
  • Mentha spicata — Spearmint
  • Monarda ?stulosa — Wild bergamot
  • Penstemon strictus — Rocky Mt. penstemon
  • Potentilla recta ‘warrenii' — Sulfur cinquefoil
  • Petroselinum crispum — Parsley
  • Phacelia tanacetifolia — Phacelia
  • Potentilla recta ‘warrenii' — Sulfur cinquefoil
  • Potentilla villosa – Alpine cinquefoil
  • Rudbeckia fulgida — Gloriosa daisy
  • Sedum kamtschaticum — Orange stonecrop
  • Sedum spurium — Stonecrops
  • Solidago virgaurea — Peter Pan goldenrod
  • Stachys of?cinalis — Wood betony
  • Tagetes tenuifolia — Marigold “lemon gem”
  • Tanacetum vulgare — Tansy
  • Taraxacum of?cinale — Dandelion
  • Thymus serpylum coccineus — Crimson thyme
  • Veronica spicata — Spike speedwell
  • Vicia villosa — Hairy vetch
  • Zinnia elegans — Zinnia "liliput"



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