Mexican sunflower

The annual Mexican sunflower can grow to five feet high, and attracts many pollinators with its bright orange and yellow flowers.

The Pollinator Plot is now two years old and part of the Trial Garden at the Adams County Ag Center in Gettysburg.

Many of you already know about the Trial Garden, planted and cared for by individual Master Gardeners. In the case of the Pollinator Plot, the goal is to attract pollinators, ranging from tiny insects to bats, mice, voles and any other animal with fur that can attract pollen from a specific plant to its body and then transfer that pollen to a different plant. This complicated process is what makes our diverse landscape and our ability to grow plants for food and beauty.

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