Flowers R to S

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

Ratibida *NP
Known as Mexican Hat ... blooms freely over a long period, and does well in that hot, dry, poor-soil area that nothing else seems to grow in.
Mexican Hat
Ribes *NP
Blackcurrant, and flowering currant, redcurrant, white currant, gooseberry.
Ribes or Flowering Currant
Romneya coulteri *NP
fragrant flowers of the tree poppy with huge white & and yellow flowers (up to 6" across) July to October.
Romneya coulteri
Rosa P
a remarkably easy rose to grow
Rosmarinus Officinalis *NP
Rosemary. White through mauve flowers on this popular herb. Planted in Mediterranean gardens as a welcome to visitors.
Rosmarinus Officinalis or Rosemary
Rubus *NP
Blackberry, Raspberry, Bramble.
Rubus or Blackberry
Rudbeckia Fulgida
Rudbeckia Fulgida


Salix caprea *NP
Pussy Willow. Important source of early pollen and nectar from the male flowers
Pussy Willow
Salvia NP
commonly referred to as Sage
Salvia or Sage
Salvia apiana NP
White Sage flowers bloom for over a month from late April to early June and during that time the bees provide quite a symphony for the garden.
White sage
Saxifraga NP
The Latin word Saxifraga comes from Latin saxum, "rock", and frangere, "to break". These plants are known for their ability to settle in the cracks of rocks.
Scabiosa NP
Common Names areSmall scabious and pincushion flowers
Scabiosa or Pincushion Flowers
Scilla NP
ofbulb-forming perennial herbs in the Hyacinth family
Sedum *N
Ice plant, Stonecrop. Tiny flowers borne in vast profusion, often late autumn and early spring. Important nectar source.
Sedum or Ice plant
Sidalcea NP
Sidalcea resemble miniature hollyhocks, with clusters of upright stems bearing pink mallow-like flowers from early to late summer. Common Name Checkerbloom
Sidalcea or Checkerbloom
Silene dioica (Red Campion)
A lovely perennial wildflower with a very long flowering period, from May to September.
Silene dioica (Red Campion)
Skimmia NP
The flower buds look like pink flowers and slowly develop during late autumn before finally opening to reveal the small white flowers in late winter.
Stachys NP
Lambs' ears is a well-known ground-covering perennial, popular for its soft, fluffy foliage.
Stachys or Lamb's ear
Stransvaesia *NP
White hawthorn-like flowers in June, berries August/September.
Succisa Pratensis
Also known as devil's-bit or devil's-bit scabious, is a flowering plant in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae
Symphoricarpos NP
common names in English are Snowberry, Waxberry. It is a member of the Honeysuckle Family
Symphoricarpos or Snowberry
Symphytum NP
Comfrey is a perennial herb of the family Boraginaceae with a black, turnip-like root and large, hairy broad leaves that bears small bell-shaped white, cream, light purple or pink flowers
Syringia NP
common name is lilac
Syringia or Lilac

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