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Special Value to Bumble Bees

Recognized by pollination ecologists as attracting large numbers of bumble bees. This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Agastache foeniculum Blue giant hyssop, Blue giant-hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, Lavender hyssop, Anise hyssop Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Agastache nepetoides Yellow giant hyssop Perennial Subshrub Sun, Part-shade
Agastache scrophulariifolia Purple giant hyssop, Purple giant-hyssop Perennial Herb Sun, Shade Moist
Agastache urticifolia Nettleleaf giant hyssop, Nettle-leaf Horsemint Perennial Subshrub Part-shade
Asclepias albicans Whitestem milkweed, White-stemmed Milkweed Perennial Subshrub
Asclepias amplexicaulis Clasping milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias arenaria Sand milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias asperula Antelope horns, Spider milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed, Spider antelope-horns Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias asperula ssp. capricornu Antelopehorns, Antelope horns Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Asclepias brachystephana Bract milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias californica California milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias cryptoceras Pallid Milkweed, Humboldt Mountain Milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias engelmanniana Engelmann's milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias eriocarpa Woollypod milkweed Perennial Herb Sun
Asclepias exaltata Poke milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade
Asclepias fascicularis Mexican whorled milkweed, Narrowleaf milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias hirtella Green milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias humistrata Pinewoods milkweed, Sandhill milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata Swamp milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra Swamp milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias lanceolata Fewflower milkweed, Few-flower milkweed, Red milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Asclepias latifolia Broadleaf milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias linaria Pine-needle milkweed, Needle-leaf milkweed Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Asclepias linearis Slim milkweed Perennial Subshrub
Asclepias longifolia Longleaf milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias michauxii Michaux's Milkweed Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Asclepias obovata Pineland Milkweed Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Asclepias oenotheroides Zizotes milkweed, Hierba de zizotes, Longhorn milkweed, Side-cluster milkweed, Primrose milkweed, Lindheimer's milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias ovalifolia Oval-leaf milkweed, Dwarf milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Asclepias perennis Aquatic milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias purpurascens Purple milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias quadrifolia Fourleaf milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Asclepias rubra Red Milkweed, Tall Pink Bog Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias speciosa Showy milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias stenophylla Slimleaf Milkweed, Narrowleaf Milkweed, Narrowleaf Green Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias subulata Rush milkweed, Desert milkweed, Ajamete Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias subverticillata Horsetail milkweed, Poison Milkweed Perennial