Best wild flowers for nectar and pollen

Wild flowers campion

Table of honey bee wild flowers by month

Month Name Latin Nectar & pollen

Length of flowering

January  
February Dandelion Taraxacum officianale N/P Feb – Nov
  Deadnettle Lamium spp. N/P Feb – Nov
March Celandine Ranunculus ficaria N/P Mar – May
  Ground ivy Glechoma hederacea N/P Mar – Jun
April Vetch Vicia sativa N Apr – Jul
May Milkwort Polygala vulgaris N/P May – Jun
  Field poppy Papaver rhoeas P May – Aug
  Willowherb Epilobium hirsutum N/P May – Sep
  Thistle Cirsium arvense N/P May – Aug
  Meadow clary Salvia pratensis N/P May – Jul
  Winter cress Barbarea vulgaris N/P May – Jun
June Wild white clover Trifolium repens N/P Jun – Jul
  Hawkbit Leontodon autumnalis N/P Jun – Sep
  Hound’s tongue Cynoglossum officianale N/P Jun – Aug
  Bird’s Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus N/P Jun – Sep
  Black medic Medicago lupulina N/P Jun – Aug
  Trefoil Trifolium campestre N/P Jun – Aug
  Lucerne/alfalfa Medicago sativa N/P Jun, Jul
  Mallow Malva sylvestris N/P Jun – Oct
  Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria P Jun – Sep
  Sainfoin Onobrychis viciifolia N/P Jun – Aug
  Field scabious Knautia arvensis N/P Jun – Oct
July Hemp agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum N/P Jul – Aug
  Knapweed Centaurea nigra N/P Jul – Sep
  Melilot Melilotus alba, M. officianalis N/P Jul – Sep
  Teasel Dipsacus follonum N/P? Jul – Oct
  Rosebay willowherb Epilobium angustifolium N/P Jul – Sep
Himalayan  balsam Impatiens glandulifera N/P Jul – Sep
Toadflax Linaria spp. N/P Jul – Oct
Old Man’s Beard, Traveller’s Joy Clematis vitalba P Jul, Aug
August Wild mignonette, weld Ruseda luteola N Aug, Sep
September  
October Mature Ivy Hedera helix N/P Oct, Nov
November  
December  

Sarah Raven’s Plants for Pollinators has a good selection of wild flowers.

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