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.


QR Tag Name Characteristics

Abronia villosa
Desert sand verbena, Desert sand-verbena, Desert sandverbena

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

Abronia villosa var. villosa
Desert sand verbena, Sand verbena

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Acer macrophyllum
Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple

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

Acer rubrum
Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple

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

Achillea millefolium
Common yarrow, Western yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil

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

Adenostoma fasciculatum
Chamise, Common chamise, Greasewood

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

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:

Allium cernuum
Nodding onion

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

Amelanchier alnifolia
Saskatoon serviceberry, Western serviceberry, Juneberry

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

Amelanchier alnifolia var. semiintegrifolia
Pacific serviceberry, Saskatoon serviceberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Amelanchier arborea
Common serviceberry, Downy serviceberry, Shadbush, Juneberry, Junebush, Shadblow, Sarvis

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Amelanchier arborea var. arborea
Common serviceberry, Shadbush, Junebush

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

Amelanchier bartramiana
Oblongfruit serviceberry

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

Amelanchier canadensis
Canadian serviceberry, Canadian service-berry, Shadblow serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush, Junebush

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

Amelanchier humilis
Low serviceberry, Low shadblow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Amelanchier interior
Pacific serviceberry

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

Amelanchier laevis
Allegheny serviceberry, Allegheny service-berry, Serviceberry

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

Amelanchier obovalis
Coastal juneberry, Coastal service-berry, Coastal serviceberry, Shadbush

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

Amelanchier sanguinea
Roundleaf serviceberry, Red-twig serviceberry

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

Amelanchier sanguinea var. gaspensis
Gaspe serviceberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Amelanchier sanguinea var. sanguinea
Roundleaf serviceberry

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

Amelanchier stolonifera
Running serviceberry

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

Amelanchier utahensis
Utah serviceberry

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

Amelanchier ×intermedia
Intermediate Serviceberry, Intermediate Shadbush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Amelanchier ×neglecta
Neglected Serviceberry , Hybrid Juneberry

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

Amelanchier ×quinti-martii
Quint-Mart's Serviceberry

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

Amorpha canescens
Leadplant, Leadplant amorpha, Prairie shoestring

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Amorpha fruticosa
Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo

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

Amorpha herbacea
Clusterspike false indigo, Cluster-spike Indigobush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Amorpha nana
Dwarf false indigo, Fragrant indigo-bush, Fragrant false indigo, Dwarf wild indigo

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

Amorpha roemeriana
Roemer's false indigo

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

Arctostaphylos densiflora
Vine Hill manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos edmundsii
Little Sur manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos glandulosa
Eastwood's manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos glauca
Bigberry manzanita, Blue manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Arctostaphylos hookeri
Hooker's manzanita, Monterey manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Arctostaphylos manzanita
Whiteleaf manzanita, Big manzanita, Manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos nevadensis
Pinemat manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis
Pajaro manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos patula
Greenleaf manzanita, Green-leaf manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry, Kinnikinnik

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

Artemisia frigida
Prairie sagewort, Prairie sagebrush, Fringed sage, Pasture sage

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

Asclepias albicans
Whitestem milkweed, White-stemmed Milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Asclepias amplexicaulis
Clasping milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

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:
Water:

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: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Asclepias ovalifolia
Oval-leaf milkweed, Dwarf milkweed

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

Asclepias perennis
Aquatic milkweed

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

Asclepias purpurascens
Purple milkweed

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

Asclepias quadrifolia
Fourleaf milkweed

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

Asclepias rubra
Red Milkweed, Tall Pink Bog Milkweed

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

Asclepias speciosa
Showy milkweed

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

Asclepias stenophylla
Slimleaf Milkweed, Narrowleaf Milkweed, Narrowleaf Green Milkweed

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

Asclepias subulata
Rush milkweed, Desert milkweed, Ajamete

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

Asclepias subverticillata
Horsetail milkweed, Poison Milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias sullivantii
Prairie milkweed, Sullivant's milkweed, Smooth milkweed

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

Asclepias syriaca
Common milkweed

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

Asclepias texana
Texas milkweed, White milkweed

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

Asclepias tomentosa
Tuba milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias tuberosa
Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower

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

Asclepias variegata
Redring milkweed, White-flowered milkweed

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

Asclepias verticillata
Whorled milkweed, Eastern whorled milkweed

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

Asclepias viridiflora
Green milkweed, Green comet milkweed, Green antelopehorn milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed

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

Asclepias viridis
Green antelopehorn, Green milkweed

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

Aster alpinus
Alpine aster

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

Astragalus americanus
American milk-vetch, American milkvetch, Rattlepod

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

Astragalus canadensis
Canadian milkvetch, Canada milkvetch, Milk vetch

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

Atriplex lentiformis
Big saltbush, Coastal quail bush, Quailbush, Saltbush

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

Baccharis pilularis
Coyotebrush, Chaparral broom, Coyote bush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Baccharis salicifolia
Mule's fat, Seep willow

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

Baileya multiradiata
Desert Marigold, Showy Desert Marigold, Paper Daisy, Desert Baileya

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

Balsamorhiza deltoidea
Deltoid balsamroot

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

Balsamorhiza hookeri
Hooker's balsamroot, Hairy balsamroot

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

Balsamorhiza incana
Hoary balsamroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Balsamorhiza macrolepis
California balsamroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Balsamorhiza sagittata
Arrowleaf balsamroot, Arrow-leaf balsamroot

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

Baptisia alba
White wild indigo, White baptisia

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

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla
Largeleaf wild indigo, White wild indigo

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

Baptisia australis
Blue wild indigo, Wild blue indigo, Blue false indigo

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

Baptisia australis var. minor
Blue Wild Indigo

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

Baptisia bracteata
Longbract wild indigo

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

Baptisia bracteata var. laevicaulis
Longbract wild indigo

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

Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea
Longbract wild indigo, Cream false indigo, Plains wild indigo, Cream wild indigo, Large-bracted wild indigo

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

Baptisia lanceolata
Gopherweed, Pineland baptisia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Baptisia nuttalliana
Nuttall's wild indigo

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

Baptisia sphaerocarpa
Bush pea, Green wild indigo, Yellow wild indigo, Yellow wisteria

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Baptisia tinctoria
Horseflyweed, Yellow Wild Indigo

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

Bidens alba
Common Beggarticks, Shepherd's Needles, Spanish Needles, Butterfly Needles, Hairy Beggarticks, Romerillo

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bidens alba var. radiata
Romerillo

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bidens aristosa
Bearded beggarticks, Tickseed sunflower

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Bidens beckii
Beck's watermarigold

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bidens bigelovii
Bigelow's beggarticks

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bidens cernua
Nodding beggartick, Bur marigold, Nodding beggarticks, Nodding bur marigold, Nodding burmarigold, Nodding burr-marigold, Sticktight

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

Bidens connata
Purplestem beggarticks

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Bidens coronata
Crowned beggarticks

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bidens discoidea
Small beggarticks

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Bidens eatonii
Eaton's beggarticks

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bidens frondosa
Devil's beggartick, Spanish needles

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Bidens heterodoxa
Connecticut beggarticks

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bidens hyperborea
Estuary beggarticks

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bidens hyperborea var. hyperborea
Estuary beggarticks

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bidens laevis
Smooth beggartick, Smooth bidens, Smooth bur marigold, Larger bur marigold

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

Bidens leptocephala
Fewflower beggarticks

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

Bidens vulgata
Big devils beggartick

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Blephilia ciliata
Downy Pagoda-plant, Sunny Woodmint, Ohio Horsemint

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

Calandrinia ciliata
Fringed redmaids, Redmaids

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Callirhoe involucrata
Winecup, Purple poppy mallow

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

Camassia leichtlinii
Large camas, Leichtlin's camas

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

Camassia quamash
Small camas, Common camass, Swamp sego

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

Campanulastrum americanum
American bellflower, Tall bellflower

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

Castilleja affinis
Coast Indian paintbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Ceanothus americanus
New Jersey tea, Redroot

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

Ceanothus arboreus
Feltleaf, Feltleaf ceanothus, Island ceanothus, Island mountain lilac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Ceanothus cordulatus
Mountain whitethorn, Snow bush, Whitethorn ceanothus

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

Ceanothus cuneatus
Buckbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Ceanothus fendleri
Fendler's ceanothus, Fendler ceanothus

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

Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatus
Point Reyes ceanothus, Glory brush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus
Point Reyes ceanothus, Glory mat

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub, Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Ceanothus greggii
Desert ceanothus

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

Ceanothus greggii var. vestitus
Mojave ceanothus, Desert ceanothus

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

Ceanothus griseus
Carmel ceanothus, Carmel creeper, Yankee Point ceanothus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Ceanothus hearstiorum
Hearst Ranch buckbrush

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

Ceanothus herbaceus
Prairie redroot, Smaller redroot, Small redroot, Inland Ceanothus, Fuzzy Ceanothus, Jersey tea, Redroot

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

Ceanothus impressus
Santa Barbara ceanothus, Santa Barbara buckbrush

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

Ceanothus integerrimus
Deerbrush

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

Ceanothus leucodermis
Chaparral whitethorn, Jackbrush

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

Ceanothus maritimus
Maritime ceanothus, Bluff california lilac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Ceanothus megacarpus
Big-pod buckbrush, Big-pod ceanothus, Bigpod ceanothus

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

Ceanothus parvifolius
Littleleaf ceanothus

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

Ceanothus purpureus
Hollyleaf ceanothus

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

Ceanothus sanguineus
Redstem ceanothus, Oregon tea-tree, Wild lilac

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

Ceanothus spinosus
Redheart, Greenbark ceanothus, Red-heart mountain lilac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Blueblossom, Bluebrush, Blue blossom

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

Ceanothus tomentosus
Woolyleaf ceanothus, Woolly-leaf mountain lilac, Ramona lilac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Ceanothus velutinus