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Quiz 3: Bee Plants

1. Why do bees need flowering plants?

They need the pollen and nectar for food

They collect pollen because people train them to do so

When landing on flowers, bees are camouflaged

All of the above

2. Which of the following is important when selecting a mixture of plants for bees?

There needs to be red in the mix

The plants should not all flower at the same time

The plants should come as seeds as opposed to bare root plants, because seeds almost always establish better

The plants sound be GMO's in order to protect against pests

3. Create a pollinator garden that will feed bees from early to late in the season:







Prairie Moon Nursery


Prairie Moon Nursery


North Creek Nurseries


Prairie Moon Nursery







Prairie Moon Nursery


North Creek Nurseries


North Creek Nurseries


North Creek Nurseries







Prairie Moon Nursery


North Creek Nurseries


Prairie Moon Nursery


North Creek Nurseries







Prairie Moon Nursery


North Creek Nurseries


Prairie Moon Nursery


North Creek Nurseries


4. The following are examples of early-blooming plants:

Clover, Carolina lupine, and hyssop

Linden, pussy willow, and Siberian squill

Sage, wild bergamot, and New England aster

Speckled tansy, catnip, and catmint

5. Which is the best nursery from which to purchase bee plants?

A native plant nursery has product that most closely matches your landscape's conditions

The gas station

Your local hardware store

It is better to dig up plants from local fields than to buy them

6. This plant might be:





Old English aster


Swamp milkweed


North Creek Nurseries

7. A plant species that has functional male and female flowers on separate plants is called:




Perfect or complete

8. Consider the following before selecting plants:

Hardiness zone

Soil type and light levels

Availability of plants

All of the above

9. When would you expect this plant to begin blooming?




Late spring

Early summer

Mid summer



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10. You might find these plants at a native plant nursery:

Serviceberry, globethistle, and Salvia nemorosa

Catnip, African bergamot, and swamp milkweed

Asclepias syriaca, goldenrod, and purple prairie clover

Wild rose, birdsfoot trefoil, and clover

Score =

Correct answers:

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