Posted: 03/06/2012 at 10:11
Our native columbine is Aquilegia vulgaris which grows wild in england, Scotland, and Wales.
Insects evolved before the flowers adapted to attract them as pollinators. Primitive flowers like magnolias are pollinated by beetles.
The best way to find out about helping the bees and butterflies in your garden is to visit a teaching garden ie a Botanic Garden and seek out the Pollination garden and the native plant section.
There is a native scaboius in Wales. i saw a specimen of it in the Welsh National Botanic Garden native plants section.