Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

Plants that native bees nest beneath, within, or harvest parts from to construct their nests. This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy bluestem, Brushy bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Andropogon hallii Sand bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Andropogon ternarius Splitbeard bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge bluestem, Broom-sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Aristida purpurea Purple threeawn, Purple 3-awn, Purple three-awn, Red threeawn Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta Red three-awn, Fendler three-awn Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aristida purpurea var. nealleyi Blue threeawn Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea Purple threeawn, Red threeawn Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Artemisia californica Coastal sagebrush, California sagebrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Artemisia campestris Field sagewort Biennial Herb Dry
Artemisia campestris ssp. borealis Field sagewort, Northern Wormwood Biennial, Perennial Herb
Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata Field sagewort Biennial Herb Sun
Artemisia cana Silver sagebrush, Coaltown sagebrush, Dwarf sagebrush, Hoary sagebrush, Silvery sagebrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Artemisia douglasiana Douglas mugwort, Douglas' sagewort Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Artemisia dracunculus Tarragon Perennial Subshrub
Artemisia filifolia Sand sagebrush, Silver sagebrush, Silvery wormwood, Sand sage Perennial Subshrub Part-shade Dry
Artemisia frigida Prairie sagewort, Prairie sagebrush, Fringed sage, Pasture sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia ludoviciana Louisiana artemisia, Louisiana sage, White sage, Prairie sage, Silver sage, White sagebrush, Louisiana wormwood, Silver wormwood, Louisiana sagewort, Gray sagewort, Cudweed sagewort, Mugwort wormwood Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia nova Black sagebrush Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia palmeri San Diego sagebrush, San Diego sagewort Perennial Subshrub Sun Moist
Artemisia pycnocephala Beach sagebrush, Beach wormwood, Sand hill sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia stelleriana Dusty Miller, Oldwoman Perennial Herb
Artemisia tilesii ssp. elatior Tilesius' wormwood, Aleutian Mugwort Perennial Subshrub
Artemisia tridentata Big sagebrush, Great Basin sagebrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Artemisia vulgaris Common wormwood, Mugwort Perennial Subshrub
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bouteloua hirsuta Hairy grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Bromus kalmii Arctic brome, Prairie brome, Wild chess Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud, Redbud Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Cercis canadensis var. canadensis Eastern redbud Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Cercis canadensis var. mexicana Mexican redbud Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Cercis canadensis var. texensis Texas redbud Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Cercis orbiculata California redbud, Western redbud, Arizona redbud, Pata de vaca Perennial Tree
Chilopsis linearis Desert willow, Flowering willow, Willow-leaved catalpa, Trumpet flower Perennial Tree Sun Moist, Dry
Cirsium arizonicum Arizona thistle Biennial Herb
Cirsium brevistylum Clustered thistle, Indian thistle, Short-style thistle Annual, Biennial, Perennial Herb Sun
Cirsium canescens Prairie thistle Biennial Herb
Cirsium cymosum Peregrine thistle Perennial Herb
Cirsium discolor Field thistle Biennial Herb Sun Dry
Cirsium drummondii Dwarf thistle Perennial Herb Sun
Cirsium edule Edible thistle Biennial Herb Sun Moist
Cirsium engelmannii Engelmann's thistle Biennial, Perennial Herb
Cirsium flodmanii Flodman's thistle Perennial Herb
Cirsium foliosum Elk thistle Perennial Herb
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle, Hollow-rooted Thistle, Prairie Thistle Sun, Part-shade
Cirsium horridulum Yellow thistle Annual Herb
Cirsium mohavense Mojave thistle Annual Herb Sun Moist
Cirsium muticum Swamp thistle Biennial Herb Sun Moist
Cirsium neomexicanum New Mexico thistle, Utah thistle Biennial Herb Sun, Part-shade
Cirsium occidentale Cobwebby thistle Biennial Herb Sun, Part-shade
Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimum Snowy thistle Biennial Herb
Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale Cobwebby thistle Biennial Herb
Cirsium ochrocentrum Yellowspine thistle Biennial Herb
Cirsium peckii Steen Mountain thistle, Ghost thistle Perennial Herb Sun
Cirsium pitcheri Sand dune thistle Biennial Herb Sun Dry
Cirsium pumilum Pasture thistle Perennial Herb
Cirsium scariosum Meadow thistle Biennial Herb
Cirsium texanum Texas thistle Biennial Herb Sun Dry
Cirsium turneri Cliff thistle Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Cirsium undulatum Wavyleaf thistle, Plumed Thistle Biennial Herb
Cirsium wheeleri Wheeler's thistle Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes Heller's rosette grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis intermedia Plains lovegrass, Plains Lovegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Eragrostis trichodes Sand love grass, Sand lovegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Hesperostipa spartea Porcupinegrass, Porcupine grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Koeleria macrantha Prairie Junegrass, Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Muhlenbergia rigens Deergrass, Meadow muhly, Deer muhly Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Prosopis glandulosa Honey mesquite Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa Honey mesquite Perennial Tree
Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Western honey mesquite, Torrey mesquite, Western mesquite Perennial Tree
Prosopis pubescens Screwbean mesquite, American screw-bean, Tornillo Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Prosopis velutina Velvet mesquite Perennial Tree
Rhus aromatica Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac, Lemon sumac, Polecat bush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rhus aromatica var. serotina Fragrant sumac Perennial Shrub
Rhus copallinum Winged sumac, Shining sumac, Flameleaf sumac, Mountain sumac, Dwarf sumac Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Rhus glabra Smooth sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Rhus integrifolia Lemonade sumac, Lemonadeberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Rhus lanceolata Prairie flameleaf sumac, Flame-leaf sumac, Prairie sumac, Lance-leaf sumac Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Rhus microphylla Littleleaf sumac, Desert sumac, Correosa, Agritos Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Rhus ovata Sugar sumac, Sugarbush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Rhus trilobata Skunkbush sumac, Scented sumac, Ill-scented sumac, Squawbush, Basketbush, Skunkbush, Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Rhus trilobata var. pilosissima Pubescent skunkbush sumac, Downy aromatic sumac, Downy fragrant sumac Perennial Shrub
Rhus trilobata var. trilobata Skunkbush sumac Perennial Shrub
Rhus typhina Staghorn sumac, Velvet sumac Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Rhus virens Evergreen sumac, Tobacco sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Rhus virens var. choriophylla Mearn sumac, Evergreen sumac Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Rosa acicularis Prickly rose, Wild rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi Prickly rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Rosa arkansana Prairie rose, Arkansas rose Perennial Subshrub Sun Moist, Dry
Rosa arkansana var. suffulta Prairie rose, Sunshine rose Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Rosa blanda Smooth rose, Early wild rose Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Rosa blanda var. blanda Smooth rose Perennial Shrub
Rosa blanda var. glabra Smooth rose Perennial Shrub
Rosa californica California rose, California wildrose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet
Rosa carolina Carolina rose, Pasture rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Rosa carolina var. carolina Carolina rose Perennial Subshrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rosa foliolosa White prairie rose, Leafy rose Perennial Subshrub
Rosa gymnocarpa Dwarf rose Perennial Subshrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rosa nitida Shining rose Perennial Shrub
Rosa nutkana Nootka rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rosa palustris Swamp rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Rosa pisocarpa Cluster rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rosa setigera Climbing prairie rose, Climbing rose, Prairie Rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rosa setigera var. tomentosa Climbing rose, Illinois rose Perennial Shrub Sun
Rosa stellata Desert rose Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Rosa virginiana Virginia rose Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rosa virginiana var. virginiana Virginia rose Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Rosa woodsii Woods' rose, Western wild rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana Arizona wild rose, Woods' rose Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Rubus adjacens Peaty dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus allegheniensis Allegheny blackberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus allegheniensis var. allegheniensis Allegheny blackberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus allegheniensis var. gravesii Graves' blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus alumnus Oldfield blackberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Rubus arcticus Arctic blackberry Perennial Subshrub
Rubus arcticus ssp. acaulis Dwarf raspberry Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Rubus arcuans Wand dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus arenicola Sanddwelling dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus argutus Sawtooth blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus arvensis Field blackberry Perennial Subshrub
Rubus biformispinus Pasture dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus canadensis Smooth blackberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus chamaemorus Cloudberry, Baked apple berry, Bakeapple Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Rubus cuneifolius Sand blackberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Rubus deliciosus Delicious raspberry, Rocky Mountain Raspberry Perennial Vine
Rubus elegantulus Showy blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus flagellaris Northern dewberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus glandicaulis Glandstem blackberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus gulosus New Brunswick blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus hispidus Bristly dewberry, Swamp Dewberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus idaeus American red raspberry, Wild Red Raspberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus Grayleaf red raspberry, Red raspberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rubus junceus Herbaceous blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus kennedyanus Kennedy's blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus lasiococcus Dwarf Bramble, Roughfruit berry Perennial Subshrub
Rubus leucodermis Whitebark raspberry, Black raspberry Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Rubus maniseesensis Mohican Trail dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus montensis Mountaintop blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus multiformis Variable blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus navus Grand Lake blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus occidentalis Black raspberry, Thimbleberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rubus odoratus Purpleflowering raspberry, Purple-flowering raspberry, Thimbleberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus ortivus Mt. Desert Island blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus particeps Kingston dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus parviflorus Thimbleberry, Western thimble-berry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rubus pedatus Strawberryleaf raspberry Perennial Subshrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rubus pensilvanicus Pennsylvania blackberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus pergratus Upland blackberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus plicatifolius Plaitleaf dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus provincialis Groundberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus pubescens Dwarf red blackberry, Dwarf raspberry, Dwarf red raspberry, Trailing raspberry, Dwarf red bramble, Dewberry, Pigeonberry Perennial Herb, Subshrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Rubus pubescens var. pilosifolius Dwarf red blackberry Perennial Subshrub
Rubus pubescens var. pubescens Dwarf red blackberry, Pigeonberry Perennial Subshrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus pugnax Pugnacious blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus recurvans Recurved blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus recurvicaulis Arching dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus regionalis Wisconsin dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus riograndis Rio Grande dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus russeus Halifax blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus segnis Nova Scotia dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus semisetosus Swamp blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus setosus Setose blackberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus severus Harsh dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus spectabilis Salmon raspberry, Salmonberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus tardatus Wet thicket dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus trifrons Threeleaflet dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus trivialis Dewberry, Southern dewberry Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rubus ursinus California blackberry, California dewberry, Western blackberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Rubus vermontanus Vermont blackberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rubus vigoratus Essex dewberry Perennial Shrub
Rubus wheeleri Wheeler's blackberry Perennial Shrub
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea Blue elder, Black elder, Blue (Mexican) elderberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Sambucus racemosa Red elderberry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa Black elderberry, Red elder Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa Red elderberry, Scarlet elder, Red-berried elder Perennial Shrub Shade Moist
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium Little bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Silphium perfoliatum Cup plant Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist, Dry
Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie rosinweed, Prairie dock Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass, Yellow indian grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sporobolus airoides Alkali sacaton Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Sporobolus compositus Composite dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sporobolus compositus var. compositus Composite dropseed, Tall dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Sporobolus compositus var. drummondii Drummond's Dropseed, Head-like Dropseed, Meadow Dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sporobolus cryptandrus Sand dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Sporobolus flexuosus Mesa dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Sporobolus giganteus Giant dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Yucca glauca Soapweed yucca, Narrowleaf yucca, Plains yucca, Beargrass Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Yucca glauca var. glauca Narrow-leaf yucca, Soapweed yucca Perennial Cactus/Succulent Part-shade Dry