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Adam Moore
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Moved this spring to a new house and found two of these plants. The bees love it. It is always covered with honey bees, bumble bees and yellow jackets. The flowers barely even look like a flower. Like small pods that are half purplish flower. Any ideas?







 
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bump
 
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naw its not bump
This is what Bump looks like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7tKipew340

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Thanks David, your right. My plant looks nothing like that elephant
 
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I believe this looks like a Figwort.
 
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D. Logan your awesome! I think your right. Thanks so much for the help.
 
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Mostly luck and good search engine skills. I vaguely remembered seeing this plant, but all I could recall was that it was in some way connected to medicinal plantings and obviously the colors, so I put those into a search engine and began going through images until I hit on the familiar flower/leaf combo. Glad I could help though.
 
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To anyone who is looking for a plant to feed the bees this is a good one. I have borage, hysops, bee balms etc but the bees by far prefer this plant, at least in my yard. It is not very pretty but figwort must be a bee food vending machine.
 
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