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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.

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Balsamorhiza hookeriHooker's Balsamroot
Hairy Balsamroot
Balsamorhiza incanaHoary Balsamroot
Baptisia lanceolataGopherweed
Pineland Baptisia
Balsamorhiza macrolepisCalifornia Balsamroot
Baileya multiradiataDesert Marigold
Showy Desert Marigold
Paper Daisy
Desert Baileya
Baptisia nuttallianaNuttall's Wild Indigo
Baccharis pilularisCoyotebrush
Chaparral Broom
Coyote Bush
Balsamorhiza sagittataArrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrow-leaf Balsamroot
Baccharis salicifoliaMule's Fat
Seep Willow
Baptisia sphaerocarpaBush Pea
Green Wild Indigo
Yellow Wild Indigo
Yellow Wisteria
Baptisia tinctoriaHorseflyweed
Yellow Wild Indigo
Bidens albaCommon Beggarticks
Shepherd's Needles
Spanish Needles
Butterfly Needles
Hairy Beggarticks
Bidens alba var. radiataRomerillo
Bidens aristosaBearded Beggarticks
Tickseed Sunflower
Bidens beckiiBeck's Watermarigold
Bidens bigeloviiBigelow's Beggarticks
Bidens cernuaNodding Beggartick
Bur Marigold
Nodding Beggarticks
Nodding Bur Marigold
Nodding Burmarigold
Nodding Burr-marigold
Bidens coronataCrowned Beggarticks
Bidens connataPurplestem Beggarticks
Bidens discoideaSmall Beggarticks
Bidens eatoniiEaton's Beggarticks
Bidens frondosaDevil's Beggartick
Spanish Needles
Bidens heterodoxaConnecticut Beggarticks
Bidens hyperboreaEstuary Beggarticks
Bidens hyperborea var. hyperboreaEstuary Beggarticks
Bidens laevisSmooth Beggartick
Smooth Bidens
Smooth Bur Marigold
Larger Bur Marigold
Bidens leptocephalaFewflower Beggarticks
Bidens vulgataBig Devils Beggartick
Blephilia ciliataDowny Pagoda-plant
Sunny Woodmint
Ohio Horsemint
Castilleja affinisCoast Indian Paintbrush
Campanulastrum americanumAmerican Bellflower
Tall Bellflower
Calandrinia ciliataFringed Redmaids
Callirhoe involucrataWinecup
Purple Poppy Mallow
Camassia leichtliniiLarge Camas
Leichtlin's Camas
Camassia quamashSmall Camas
Common Camass
Swamp Sego
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea
Centaurea americanaAmerican Basket-flower
American Star-thistle
Star Thistle
Shaving Brush
Basket Flower
Ceanothus arboreusFeltleaf
Feltleaf Ceanothus
Island Ceanothus
Island Mountain Lilac
Cercis canadensisEastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. canadensisEastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. mexicanaMexican Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensisTexas Redbud
Ceanothus cordulatusMountain Whitethorn
Snow Bush
Whitethorn Ceanothus
Ceanothus cuneatusBuckbrush
Ceanothus fendleriFendler's Ceanothus
Fendler Ceanothus
Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatusPoint Reyes Ceanothus
Glory Brush
Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosusPoint Reyes Ceanothus
Glory Mat
Ceanothus greggiiDesert Ceanothus
Ceanothus griseusCarmel Ceanothus
Carmel Creeper
Yankee Point Ceanothus
Ceanothus greggii var. vestitusMojave Ceanothus
Desert Ceanothus
Ceanothus herbaceusPrairie Redroot
Smaller Redroot
Small Redroot
Inland Ceanothus
Fuzzy Ceanothus
Jersey Tea
Ceanothus hearstiorumHearst Ranch Buckbrush
Ceanothus impressusSanta Barbara Ceanothus
Santa Barbara Buckbrush
Ceanothus integerrimusDeerbrush
Ceanothus leucodermisChaparral Whitethorn
Ceanothus maritimusMaritime Ceanothus
Bluff California Lilac
Ceanothus megacarpusBig-pod Buckbrush
Big-pod Ceanothus
Bigpod Ceanothus
Cephalanthus occidentalisCommon Buttonbush
Button Willow
Honey Bells
Honey Balls
Cercis orbiculataCalifornia Redbud
Western Redbud
Arizona Redbud
Pata De Vaca
Ceanothus parvifoliusLittleleaf Ceanothus
Ceanothus purpureusHollyleaf Ceanothus
Ceanothus sanguineusRedstem Ceanothus
Oregon Tea-tree
Wild Lilac
Ceanothus spinosusRedheart
Greenbark Ceanothus
Red-heart Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus thyrsiflorusBlueblossom
Blue Blossom
Ceanothus tomentosusWoolyleaf Ceanothus
Woolly-leaf Mountain Lilac
Ramona Lilac
Ceanothus velutinusSnowbrush
Snowbrush Ceanothus
Mountain Balm
Chamerion angustifoliumFireweed
Willow Herb
Great Willow Herb
Chamaecrista fasciculataPartridge Pea
Sensitive Plant
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculataPartridge Pea
Showy Partridge-pea
Chamerion latifoliumBroad-leaf Fireweed
Dwarf Fireweed
Cirsium arizonicumArizona Thistle
Cirsium brevistylumClustered Thistle
Indian Thistle
Short-style Thistle
Cirsium canescensPrairie Thistle
Cirsium cymosumPeregrine Thistle
Cirsium discolorField Thistle
Cirsium drummondiiDwarf Thistle
Cirsium eduleEdible Thistle
Cirsium engelmanniiEngelmann's Thistle
Cirsium flodmaniiFlodman's Thistle
Cirsium foliosumElk Thistle
Cirsium horridulumBristle Thistle
Yellow Thistle
Horrid Thistle
Purple Thistle
Spiny Thistle
Bull Thistle
Cirsium mohavenseMojave Thistle
Cirsium muticumSwamp Thistle
Cirsium neomexicanumNew Mexico Thistle
Utah Thistle
Cirsium occidentaleCobwebby Thistle
Cirsium ochrocentrumYellowspine Thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimumSnowy Thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. occidentaleCobwebby Thistle
Cirsium peckiiSteen Mountain Thistle
Ghost Thistle
Cirsium pitcheriSand Dune Thistle
Cirsium pumilumPasture Thistle
Cirsium scariosumMeadow Thistle
Cirsium texanumTexas Thistle
Cirsium turneriCliff Thistle
Cirsium undulatumWavyleaf Thistle
Plumed Thistle
Cirsium wheeleriWheeler's Thistle
Clethra alnifoliaCoastal Pepperbush
Coastal Sweet Pepperbush
Coastal Sweet Pepper
Alderleaf Pepperbush
Alderleaf Clethra
Summer Sweet
Clarkia amoenaFarewell To Spring
Clarkia bilobaTwolobe Clarkia
Clarkia concinnaRed Ribbons
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