Flowers D to E

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

Dahlia NP
Most double flowers are of little use, because they're too elaborate. Some are bred without male and female parts, while others have so many petals bees can't get to the nectar and pollen to collect it. This is the main reason why single dahlias are popular with many bees, while doubles are usually ignored.
Davidia Involucrata (Handkerchief tree)
Handkerchief tree was once considered to be the Holy Grail of exotic flora, and seeds were first sent to England by the legendary botanist Ernest Wilson in 1901
Davidia involucrata
Delphinium Consolida P
Crowfoot family also known as Larkspur. Flowers—Blue to pinkish and whitish, 1 to 1 1/2 in. long, hung on slender stems, and scattered along spreading branches.
Deutzia P
The species are shrubs ranging from 1-4 m in height and of the family of Hydrangea
Dianthus barbatus N
The plant's common name, "Sweet William", refers to William of Marlborough, Duke Cumberland and his victory at the battle of Culloden and his generally brutal treatment of the king's enemies, Irish and Scots sometimes refer to the flower as "Stinking Billy".
Sweet William
Digitalis (Foxglove)
No cottage garden is complete without foxgloves, hardy biennials that are loved by long-tongued bees such as B. hortorum and B. pascuorum
Digitalis purpurea
Dipsacus fullonum (Teasel)
A biennial wildflower, grows very tall (over 6') and rather spiky. Very popular with a broad range of bee species. Flowers July-August.
Dipsacus fullonum (Teasel)
Doronicum orientale *NP
Leopards Bane. Large bright yellow flowers March to May. If cut, give a second showing in autumn.
Doronicum orientale or Leopards bane


Echinops N
is a genus of about 120 species of thistles in tlhe daisy famiy Asteraceae, commonly known as globe thistles.
Echinops or Globe thistle
Echium vulgare NP
It has spikes of blue flowers with protruding anthers. Much loved by bees. Also known as Viper's Bugloss
Echium vulgare or Viper's Bugloss
Eranthis NP
also called Winter aconite and wolf's bane
Eranthis or Winter aconite
Erica *NP
Heath heather, E. carnea o.k. on chalk, various flowering seasons including late autumn.
Erica cinerea  bell heather
Eryngium N
Common names include Sea-holly and Eryngo
Eryngium or Sea holly
Escallonia NP
especially E. bifida. Half hardy shrub, flowers June to October.
Eucryphia *NP
especially E. glutinosa. Pretty white flowers July to September.

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