California Native Plants Visited (and probably pollinated) by Honey Bees

Alder – Alnus spp.
Antelope brush – Purshia tridentata (Pursch.) DC.
Arrow-weed – Pluchea sericea (Nutt.) Cov.
Asters – Aster spp.
Azalea – Rhododendron spp.
Barberry – Berberis spp.
Beardtongue – Penstemon spp.
Blackbrush – Coleogyne ramosissma Torr.
Black sage – Salvia mellifera Greene
Blue palo verde – Cercidium floridum A. Gray
Bluecurls – Trichostema lanceolatum Benth.
Box elder – Acer negundo L. var. californicum Sarg.
Buckwheats – Eriogonum spp.
Buffalo berry – Shepherdia argentea Nutt.
Burnet – Sanguisorba spp.
Button bush – Cephalanthus occidentalis L.
Cactus – Opuntia spp.
California bay – Umbellularia californica Nutt.
California broom – Lotus scoparius (Nutt.) Ottley
California buckeye – Aesculus californica Nutt.
California coffeeberry – Rhamnus californica Esch.
California corn lily – Veratrum californicum Durand
California figwort – Scrophularia californica Cham. & Schldl.
California hazelnut – Corylus cornuta var. californica (A. DC.) Sharp
California scale-broom – Lepidospartum squamatum Gray
Camas – Camassia spp.
Carpet grass – Phyla spp.
Cascara sagrada – Rhamnus purshiana DC.
Catclaw – Acacia greggii A. Gray
Chamise – Adenostoma fasciculatum Hook. and Arn.
Checker mallow – Sidalcea malvaeflora (DC.) Benth.
Chia – Salvia columbariae Benth.
Chinquapin – Chrysolepis chrysophylla (Hook) Hjeluq.
Cinquefoil – Potentilla spp.
Coffee weed – Sesbania exalata (Raf.) Cory
Common cocklebur – Xanthium stumarium L.
Common meadowfoam – Limnathes douglasii R. Br.
Common rabbit brush – Chrysothamnus nauseosus (Pall.) Britt.
Cotton-thorn – Tetradymia spinosa Hook. and Arn.
Cottonwood – Populus spp.
Coyote brush – Baccharis pilularis DC.
Coyote mint – Monardella villosa Benth.
Creeping sage – Salvia sonomensis Greene
Creosote bush – Larrea tridentata (DC.) Cov.
Dalea – Dalea spp.
Death-camas – Zigadenus venenosus Wats.
Desert peach – Prunus andersonii Gray
Dodder – Cuscuta spp.
Douglas hawthorn – Crataegus douglasii Lindl.
Elderberry – Sambucus spp.
Fiddleneck – Amsinckia spp.
Fireweed – Epilobium angustifolium L.
Flax – Linum spp.
Forest clover – Trifolium breweri Wats.
Gilia – Gilia spp.
Golden fleece – Ericameria arborescens (Gray) Greene
Goldenrod – Solidago spp.
Grape – Vitis spp.
Honey mesquite – Prosopis glandulosa Torr.
Honeysuckle – Lonicera spp.
Horsemint – Agastache urticifolia (Benth.) Ktze.
Hound’s tongue – Cynoglossum spp.
Jackass clover – Wislizenia refracta Englem.
Keckiella – Keckiella spp.
Laurel sumac – Malosma laurina (Nutt.) Abrams
Lemonadeberry – Rhus integrifolia (Nutt.) Brewer and S. Watson
Lily – Lilium spp.
Locoweed – Astragalus spp.
Lupines – Lupinus spp.
Manzanita – Arctostaphylos spp.
Maples – Acer spp.
Mexican devilweed – Chlorocantha spinosa (Benth.) G. Nesom
Milkweed – Asclepias spp.
Mistletoe – Phoradendron spp.
Mojave stinkweed – Cleomella obtusifolia Torr. & Frem.
Mountain misery – Chamaebatia foliolosa Benth.
Mule fat – Baccharis salicifolia (Ruiz Lopez and Pacon) Pers.
Nightshade (some) – Solanum spp.
Oak – Quercus spp.
Onion – Allium spp.
Our Lord’s Candle – Yucca whipplei Torr.
Pacific madrone – Arbutus menziesii Pursh
Peak rush-rose – Helianthemum scoparium Nutt.
Phacelia – Phacelia spp.
Poison oak – Toxicodendron diversilobum (T. & G.) Greene
Poppy – Eschscholzia spp.
Purple sage – Salvia leucophylla Greene
Raspberry – Rubus spp.
Red maids – Calandrinia caulescens H.B. K. var mensiesii Gray
Red shank – Adenostoma sparsifolium Torrey
Redwood – Sequoia sempervirens (Lamb. Endl.
Rocky mountain bee plant – Cleome serrulata Pursh.
Sage – Salvia spp.
Sagebrush – Artemisia spp.
Screw bean mesquite – Prosopsis pubescens Benth.
Sea dandelion – Agoseris spp.
Serviceberry – Amelanchier spp.
Sierra coffeeberry – Rhamnus rubra E. Greene
Sierra milkwort – Polygala cornuta Kell.
Smartweed – Polygonum spp.
Smoke tree – Psorothamnus spinosus (A. Gray) Barneby
Snowberry – Symphoricarpos albus Blake
Soap plant – Chlorogalum pomeridianum (Ker) Kunth
Spanish clover – Lotus purshianus (Benth.) Clem. & Clem.
Spikeweed – Hemizonia spp.
Spiny cocklebur – Xanthium spinosum L.
Spiny redberry – Rhamnus crocea Nutt.
Strawberry – Fragaria spp.
Sugar bush – Rhus ovata S. Watson
Sunflower – Helianthus spp.
Tan oak – Lithocarpus densiflorus (Hook and Arn.) Rehder.
Tarweed – Hemizonia spp.
Toyon – Heteromeles arbutifolia (Lindl.) Roemer
Tule mint – Mentha arvensis L.
Turkey mullein – Eremocarpus setigerus Benth.
Turpentine weed – Trichostema laxum A. Gray
Vetch – Vicia spp.
Virginia creeper – Parthenocissus vitacea (Knerr.) Hitchc.
Wallflower – Erysimum spp.
Walnut – Juglans spp.
Wax myrtle – Myrica californica Cham. & Schldl.
Western false-indigo – Amorpha fruticosa L.
Western goldenrod – Euthamia occidentalis Nutt.
Western redbud – Cercis occidentalis Torr.
White sage – Salvia apiana Jepson
Wild lilac – Ceanothus spp.
Willow – Salix spp.
Wood sorrel – Oxalis spp.
Yerba santa – Eriodictyon californicum (H. & A.) Torr.
Yellow bee plant – Cleome lutea Hook.
Yellow palo verde – Cercidium microphyllum (Torr.) Rose & Johnston

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