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Flowering plants preferred by bees of the Prairie Pothole Region

July 23, 2020

Land managers have stressed the need for improved pollinator habitat on private and public lands of the Prairie Pothole Region. Understanding flowering plant preferences of pollinators will improve the cost-effectiveness of conservation seeding mixes. The purpose of this fact sheet is to assist conservation planners and producers with developing seed mixes by highlighting flowering plants that are preferred by honey bees and wild bees across a variety of grassland cover types in the Prairie Pothole Region.