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.


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Agastache foeniculum
Blue giant hyssop, Blue giant-hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, Lavender hyssop, Anise hyssop

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Agastache nepetoides
Yellow giant hyssop

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Agastache scrophulariifolia
Purple giant hyssop, Purple giant-hyssop

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade
Water: Moist

Agastache urticifolia
Nettleleaf giant hyssop, Nettle-leaf Horsemint

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Asclepias albicans
Whitestem milkweed, White-stemmed Milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Asclepias amplexicaulis
Clasping milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
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Asclepias arenaria
Sand milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias asperula
Antelope horns, Spider milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed, Spider antelope-horns

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Asclepias asperula ssp. capricornu
Antelopehorns, Antelope horns

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Asclepias brachystephana
Bract milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias californica
California milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
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Asclepias cryptoceras
Pallid Milkweed, Humboldt Mountain Milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias engelmanniana
Engelmann's milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias eriocarpa
Woollypod milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Asclepias exaltata
Poke milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Asclepias fascicularis
Mexican whorled milkweed, Narrowleaf milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Asclepias hirtella
Green milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias humistrata
Pinewoods milkweed, Sandhill milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Asclepias incarnata
Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata
Swamp milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet, Moist

Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra
Swamp milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Asclepias lanceolata
Fewflower milkweed, Few-flower milkweed, Red milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Asclepias latifolia
Broadleaf milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias linaria
Pine-needle milkweed, Needle-leaf milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Asclepias linearis
Slim milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Asclepias longifolia
Longleaf milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias michauxii
Michaux's Milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Asclepias obovata
Pineland Milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Asclepias oenotheroides
Zizotes milkweed, Hierba de zizotes, Longhorn milkweed, Side-cluster milkweed, Primrose milkweed, Lindheimer's milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: