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Operation Pollinator wildflower ID guide

Operation Pollinator seed mixtures have been created by specialist ecologists and entomologists, in conjunction with golf course designers and agronomists.

The aim is to create a season-long supply of pollen and nectar to enable pollinating insects to complete their life cysles, as well as providing a prolonged period of colour for the enjoyment of golfers. Species have also been selected to be relatively easy to establish and sufficiently robust to survive under golf course management regimes.

Wildflower species recommended for inclusion Operation Pollinator habitat seed mixtures in typical golf course

 

Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Parkland

Heathland

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Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

Parkland

Heathland

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Devil's Bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis)

Heathland

Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis)

Parkland

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Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)

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Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum)

Parkland

Heathland

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Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris)

Parkland

Heathland

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Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)

Parkland

Heathland

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Wild Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Parkland

Heathland

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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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Additional wildflower species may be added to seed mixtures where required to support specific pollinating insect species of particular local interest and to complemenmt existing natural flora.