Flowers L to M

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

Lamium *NP
Dead nettle, Many varieties, often with superb mottled foliar markings. Can be invasive.
Lamium or Dead nettle
Laurus nobilis N
The Bay Laurel , also known as True Laurel, Sweet Bay, Grecian Laurel,Laurel, or Bay Tree, is an aromatic evergreen or large shrub
Laurus nobilis or Bay Lauel
Lavandula *NP
Lavender, July to August.
Lavandula or lavender
Lavatera *NP
Mallow. Annual (most) and woody perennial (olbia). Large, usually pink, trumpet shaped flowers in profusion spring to frosts.
Lavatera or Mallow
Limnanthes *NP
Poached egg plant. Named after the appearance of their 1" across blooms with bright yellow centres edged in white, May to September.
Limnanthes or Poached egg plant
Linaria NP
known as toadflax, a name shared with several related genera. The scientific name means "resembling Linum (flax)" which the foliage of some species superficially resembles.
Linaria or Toad flax
Commonly known as Flax and is grown both for its seeds and for its fibres. Various parts of the plant have been used to make fabric, dye, paper, medicines, fishing nets and soap
Linum or common flax
Lithospermum *N
belonging to the family Borage
Lobelia N
English names include Lobelia, Asthma Weed, Indian Tobacco, Pukeweed, and Vomitwort
Lonicera NP
commonly known as Honeysuckle
Lonicera or Honeysuckle
Lovely traditional cottage garden short-lived herbaceous perrenial. Most varieties produce little nectar, but bees like the bright orange pollen
Lysimachia NP
Commonly known as Yellow pimpernel
Lysimachia or Yellow pimpernel
Lythrum NP
commonly known as Loosestrife
Lythrum or Loosestrife


Magnolia P
It is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles
Mahonia *NP
Spiky architectural leaves, heavenly scented yellow flowers from late October onwards.
Malus *NP
Known as Crab apple
Malus or Crab Apple
Malva NP
Also known as Mallow
Malva or Mallow
Meconopsis NP
Common name: Indian poppy, blue poppy, Asiatic poppy
Meconopsis or Indian Poppy
Melissa NP
Melissa has a Greek origin, meaning honey bee. Also known as Lemon Balm
Melissa or Lemon Balm
Also known as melilot, or sweet clover, the same family that also includes the Trifolium clovers
Mentha *N
Mint. Tubular purple flowers, August to October.
Mentha or Mint
Mondarda (Bee balm)
An elegant, showy herbaceous plant, native to North America
Monarda, Bee balm
Muscari *NP
Grape hyacinth. Pink through Blue upright spikes of densely packed, highly scented flowers, March to May.
Muscari or Grape hyacinth

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