from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any plant which is specially useful in furnishing nectar to bees; a honey-plant.


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  • It's in the Cleome genus, which my plant guide calls "bee-plant," rather than "spider flower."

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  • And we use the "bee-plant" name for the borage that the wife used to grow in our garden (wonderful plant for attracting both bees and hummingbirds, by the way).

    grouse Diary Entry

  • It is as a bee-plant especially that the Thyme has always been celebrated.

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • Utah State University post-doc, and two grad students have been studying complex bee-plant relationships and assisting habitat restoration in an oasis called the Ash Meadows National

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