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Steven Feil
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What are some early flowering plants for the South central Idaho area? I read this article

http://eartheasy.com/blog/2012/04/5-early-season-plants-which-attract-pollinators-to-your-garden/

but that is geared toward zone 8. We have lavender, but it does not flower until either the very end or after the mason season is over. The just reached a nice flowering stage in the last week to week and a half. Not good for masons. The other bees and pollinators are loving them though.
 
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Steven, what kinds of wildflowers bloom early in your area? See if you can collect some seed from some of them. I also like spring bulbs.
 
Steven Feil
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Just getting started with this and have not noticed or identified anything in particular except some of the ornamental bulbs we have planted and our few fruit trees.

Here is a list I found on Xerces for my area

http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/nrcstechnote_plantsintermtnwest.pdf

There are similar lists for other regions.
 
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