Study probes ideal wild flower meadow make-up

Wild flower meadows made up of common perennials provide more food for pollinators than annual meadows, a major study of more than two million urban meadow flowers has found. Perennial meadows also flower earlier, making them best for spring flying insects such as many wild bees and butterflies coming out of hibernation.

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Wild flower meadows: sites surveyed by researchers - image: Graham Stone
Wild flower meadows: sites surveyed by researchers - image: Graham Stone

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