Flowers B to C

P -- good source of pollen
N-- good source of nectar
* -- excellent for bees

Berberis *NP
This attractive slow growing dwarf evergreen shrub forms a dense mound. It produces yellow flowers early spring.
Bergenia P
A very tough, spreading, low growing perennial. Good ground cover. A bit hit and miss with bees, but seems popular with Bombus hypnorum in particular
Borago officinalis *NP
Borage, gentian blue flowers April to October. Young leaves and flowers in salads and fruit cups, flowers can be candied.
Borago officinalis or borage
Buddleia N
especially globosa. Large quick growing shrubs with typically purple (davidii, alternifolia) or orange (globosa) flowers around June July.


Calluna vulgaris *NP
Ling Heather, (not on chalk) Ground cover woody perennial flowering in July to November.
Calluna vulgaris or Ling Heather
Caltha palustris NP
commonly known as Kingcup or Marsh Marigold, belongs to the  buttercup family.
Caltha palustris or marsh marigold
Campanula *NP
Bell Flower. Free flowering usually blue herbaceous plant. Robust alpine flowering June to September
Campanula or Bell flower
Caryopteris x clandonensis
A large, bushy perennial growing to 4', profuse mauve flowers
Caryopteris x clandonensis
Castanea sativa NP
Sweet Chestnut (Large tree)
Castanea sativa or sweet chestnut
Ceanothus *NP
especially C. thyrisiflorus, half hardy evergreen & deciduous shrub. Blue flowers May to September.
Centaurea (Knapweed)*NP
The annual blue cornflower. Mostly white, pink, blue 'powder puff' flowers June to October.
Centaurea or corn flower
Cerinthe major (Honeywort)
An unusual annual, preferring sunny locations. Produces huge amounts of nectar
Cerinthe major (Honeywort)
Cersis Siliquastrum NP
Common name is the Judas tree
Cersis Siliquastrum or Judas tree
Chaenomeles NP
Quinces are invaluable early-flowering ornamental shrubs that produce delicate yet resilient blooms.
Chaenomeles or Quince
Cheiranthus *NP
Wallflower. Pretty, highly fragrant flowers May to September. Some would fill a garden with these alone.
Cheiranthus or wallflower
Chionodoxa NP
Glory-of-the-snow. The blue, white or pink flowers appear early in the year
Chionodoxa or Glory of the snow
Choisya ternata P
is a popular ornamental plant in areas with mild winters, grown for its strongly aromatic foliage and flowers.
Choisya ternata
Cirsium NP
one of several genera known popularly as thistles
Cistus NP
has the common name rockrose
Cistus or Rock rose
Clematis P
Most species are known as Clematis in English, while some are also known as traveller's joy, leather flower, vase vine and virgin's bower
Colutea NP
Colutea arborescens, known as Bladder Senna, it has yellow flowers. It has a height and spread of up to 5 m
Colutea or Bladder senna
Coreopsis NP
also known as Tickseed. Considered by many gardeners to be one of the best native wildflowers for use in the garden.
Coreopsis or Tickseed
Cornus NP
also known as Dogwood
Cornus or Dogwood
Corylus P
also known as Hazel
Corylus or Hazel
Cotinus N
also called smoke tree and smoke bush and are shapely rounded shrubs or small trees
Cotinus or Smoke tree
Cotoneaster *NP
especially C. horizontalis. A spreading deciduous shrub which is often grown against a wall for full effect. White flowers bloom in late spring to early summer.
Crataegus NP
Common name is Hawthorn
Crataegus or hawthorn
Crocus *NP
Important nectar & pollen source very early in the year.
Cynara cardunculus NP
The Cardoon, also called the artichoke thistle
cardoon (Cynara cardunculus), also called the artichoke thistle
Cynoglossum NP
coarse-appearing, small-flowered plants of the Borage family or Forget-me-not, the common name of hound's-tongue
Cynoglossum or Hounds tongue
Cytisus *NP
Broom. Wonderfully scented bushy shrub flowering April to June
Cytisus or Broom

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