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Sunflower Lemon Queen

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Botanical Interests April 27, 2012

You might say that people are making a bee-line to these seeds. In fact, Lemon Queen is the sunflower variety being grown for a multi-year bee count project to gather information about native bee populations. More than 100,000 citizen-scientists across the U.S. and Canada participate in the research by counting the number of bees that visit their Lemon Queen plants. Bees and other pollinating insects are attracted to the nectar and pollen provided by the large, pale lemon yellow colored flowers with dark brown centers. Majestic, branched plants provide gorgeous cut flowers throughout the summer. Another bonus: These seeds are easy to grow in almost any well-drained soil.

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