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    Rob McFarland
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    This is the place to discuss the plants that bees love best. Here’s a list – by no means comprehensive – to get us started:

     

     

    SPRING PLANTS:

    Western Verbena (Verbena Iasiostachys)

    Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)

    Salvia Indigo Spires (Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’)

    Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)

    Germander Sage (Salvia chamaedryoides)

    Brandegee Sage (Salvia brandegee)

    California Coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica)

    Sticky Phacelia (Phacelia viscida)

    Tansy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

    Large-flower phacelia (Phacelia grandiflora)

    CA Desert Bluebells (Phacelia campanularia)

    CA Phacelia (Phacelia californica)

    Scented Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

    Catnip (Nepeta spp.)

    Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

    Toadflax (Linaria purpurea)

    Tidytips (layia platyglossa)

    Lavender (Lavandula spp.)

    Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata)

    California Gilia (Gilia achilleifolia)

    California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

    Bush Sunflower (Encelia californica)

    Salvation Jane (Echium plantagiuneum)

    Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)

    Elegant Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata)

    Wild Lilac (Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’)

    Borage (Borago officinalis)

     

    SUMMER PLANTS:

    Germander Sage (Salvia Chamaedryoides)

    Oregano (Origanum spp.)

    Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii)

    Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

    Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

    Elegant Madia (Madia elegans densiflora)

    Deerweed (Lotus scoparius)

    Toadflax (Linaria purpurea)

    Lavender (Lavandula spp)

    Mardi Gras (Helianthus ‘Mardi Gras’)

    Lemon Queen (Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’)

    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

    Gum Plant (Grindelia stricta)

    Hairy Gum Plant (Grindelia hirsutula)

    Oranges & Lemons (Gaillardia Orange & Lemon)

    Gaillardia (Gaillardia x grandiflora)

    Sea Holly (Eryngium spp.)

    Buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum)

    CA Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)

    Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus)

    Bush Sunflower (Encelia California)

    Skyflower (Duranta erecta)

    Pumpkin, Squash, Zucchini (Cucurbitaceae

    Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus & Cosmos sulphureus)

    Dusty Miller (Centaurea cineraria)

    Blue Mist (Caryopteris x clandonensis)

    Bluebeard (Caryopteris incana)

    Calamint (Calamintha spp.)

    Purple Haze (Aster chilensis)

    Mint, Agastache (Agastache spp.)

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