As with all 'daisy-like' flowers, the disc-flowers in the centre of the single flowerhead at the end of each shoot produce nectar and pollen that are very attractive to insects. They are particularly favoured by bumblebees, honeybees, leaf-cutter bees, hoverflies and butterflies. Later in the season the seeds are favoured by finches such as goldfinches. While Telekia is locally established in this country in natural habitats outside of gardens, at present this does not seem to be a significant problem.


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