Special Value to Native Bees

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


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abronia villosa Desert sand verbena, Desert sand-verbena, Desert sandverbena Annual Herb Sun Dry
Abronia villosa var. villosa Desert sand verbena, Sand verbena Annual Herb
Acer macrophyllum Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Acer rubrum Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Western yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Adenostoma fasciculatum Chamise, Common chamise, Greasewood Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
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
Allium cernuum Nodding onion Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Amelanchier alnifolia Saskatoon serviceberry, Western serviceberry, Juneberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amelanchier alnifolia var. semiintegrifolia Pacific serviceberry, Saskatoon serviceberry Perennial Tree
Amelanchier arborea Common serviceberry, Downy serviceberry, Shadbush, Juneberry, Junebush, Shadblow, Sarvis Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Amelanchier arborea var. arborea Common serviceberry, Shadbush, Junebush Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Amelanchier bartramiana Oblongfruit serviceberry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amelanchier canadensis Canadian serviceberry, Canadian service-berry, Shadblow serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush, Junebush Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Amelanchier humilis Low serviceberry, Low shadblow Perennial Shrub
Amelanchier interior Pacific serviceberry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny serviceberry, Allegheny service-berry, Serviceberry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amelanchier obovalis Coastal juneberry, Coastal service-berry, Coastal serviceberry, Shadbush Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Amelanchier sanguinea Roundleaf serviceberry, Red-twig serviceberry Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amelanchier sanguinea var. gaspensis Gaspe serviceberry Perennial Tree
Amelanchier sanguinea var. sanguinea Roundleaf serviceberry Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Amelanchier stolonifera Running serviceberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amelanchier utahensis Utah serviceberry Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Amelanchier ×intermedia Intermediate Serviceberry, Intermediate Shadbush Perennial Tree
Amelanchier ×neglecta Neglected Serviceberry , Hybrid Juneberry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Amelanchier ×quinti-martii Quint-Mart's Serviceberry Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Amorpha canescens Leadplant, Leadplant amorpha, Prairie shoestring Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Amorpha fruticosa Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Amorpha herbacea Clusterspike false indigo, Cluster-spike Indigobush Perennial Shrub
Amorpha nana Dwarf false indigo, Fragrant indigo-bush, Fragrant false indigo, Dwarf wild indigo Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amorpha roemeriana Roemer's false indigo Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist, Dry
Arctostaphylos densiflora Vine Hill manzanita Perennial Subshrub, Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Arctostaphylos edmundsii Little Sur manzanita Peren