Species Spotlight – Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta

Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsutaTall, colony-forming, pollinator-friendly, edible, native mint. Excellent in every way. Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta, or hairy pagoda-plant, is a very attractive and useful plant in the landscape, although much under-used.  Midwestern strains tend to be shorter and…

Cheerios Is Giving Away Free Wildflower Seeds to Help Save Bees; but Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Plant Them

Cheerios Is Giving Away Free Wildflower Seeds to Help Save Bees; but Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Plant Them reposted from Fortune.com and MentalFloss.com In an effort to help the declining bee population in the U.S., Cheerios removed its bee mascot Buzz…