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 Mois