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  1. #1
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    Default bee working crocus


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    Is that what you call the "Prairie Crocus" also? In the upper midwest we call it mostly,..."Pasque Flower". It is a native prairie plant that usually grows on dry hillsides. Yours looks a lot like this one. http://canadianbiodiversity.mcgill.c...es/ane_occ.htm
    And this one from Wisconsin: http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/de...ode=ANEPATvMUL Nice photo with the bee. I have seen my bees bringing in pollen that color.
    Last edited by Oldbee; 04-20-2009 at 04:06 PM.

  3. #3
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    I believe that is what it is called. They are only found on native pastures and hillsides. They are also very sensitive to over grazing. The bees really love them. They are also the frist flowering plant in the spring.

    Right now the only pollen sources we have are the prarie crocus and the aspen trees. the White poplars are only a day or two away, and then we get the willows.

    Southern Alberta is not known for an excess of pollen, pretty dry around here

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