A very important plant for bumblebees, noted for the high protein content of its pollen. Rich in nectar for bees and butterflies. Food plant of the Common Blue, Clouded Yellow, Wood White, Green Hairstreak, Silver Studded Blue and Dingy Skipper Butterflies, Six Spot Burnet, Chalk Carpet and Straw Belle Moths.
Where to grow in my garden?
Great for a flowering lawn or a mini meadow, preferring a sunny spot in well drained soil that is not too acidic.
Flowers: June-Sept Habitat: Dry grassland Height: 10-40cm Growth Type: Spreading perennial Position: Full sun Soil Preference: Wide range
Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.