Plants of interest to Bumblebees

Name Botanical Name In Bloom Annual Biennial Perennial Self-sow
Alyssum Alyssum saxatile jul-aug yes no yes yes
Aster, hardy Aster spp. aug-oct no no yes yes
Balm, lemon Melissa officinalis jul-aug no no yes yes
Basil Ocimum basilicum jul-aug yes no no no
Bergenia Bergenia spp. mar-apr no no yes yes
Blackberry Rubus himalaya may-jun no no yes no
Blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum may-jun no no yes no
Borage Borago officinalis apr-jun yes no yes yes
Burnet, salad Sanguisorba minor yes no no no
Butterfly bush Buddleia var. no no yes yes
Ceanothus Ceanothus spp
Chervil, salad Anthriscus cerefolium
Cinquefoil     Potentilla spp       jun-aug no no yes yes
Clover, red  Trifolium pratense yes yes yes yes
Comfrey Symphytum officinale jun-oct no no yes yes
Coneflower Echinacea, var jul-sep no no yes yes
Coriander Coriandrum sativum aug yes no no yes
Costmary Chrysanthemum balsamita
Cumin Cuminium cyminum yes no no
Delphinium Delphinium spp. jun-jul no no yes yes
Dewberry Rubus flagellaris jun-jul no no yes yes
Dill Anethum graveolens jul-sep yes no no yes
Dogbane Apocynum androsaemifolia jun-oct yes no yes yes
Foxglove Digitalis may no yes no yes
Gayfeather Liatris spp. aug-sep no no yes yes
Geranium Geranium may-jun no no yes no
Globe thistle Echinops spp. jul-sep no no yes yes
Goldenrod Solidago altissima sep-oct yes no no yes
Heath Erica spp. yes no yes
Honesty Lunaria annua may-jun no yes no yes
Huckleberry Solanum nigrum no no yes
Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis jul-aug no no yes yes
Impatiens Impatiens spp jun-oct yes no no yes
Kinnikinnik Cornus sericea flaviramea no no yes no
Leeks Allium porrum jul no no yes yes
Lovage Levisticum officianale jun no no yes yes
Mint Mentha spp. jun-jul no no yes yes
Morning glory Ipomoea spp. yes no no yes
Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris no no yes no
Mustard Sinapis alba
Oregano Origanum vulgare yes no yes yes
Pea, everlasting Lathyrus latifolius jun-jul yes no no yes
Pincushion flower Scabiosa spp. jul-sep no no yes yes
Poppy, Calif. Eschscholtzia stauntonii yes no yes
Primrose Primula spp. apr-may no no yes yes
Queen annes lace Daucus carrota jul-sep yes no no yes
Quince, flowering Chaenomeles spp. apr-jun no no yes yes
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis jul-aug no no yes yes
Rue, lavender Ruta graveolens sep-oct no no yes yes
Raspberry Rubus spp. jul-aug no no yes no
Sage Salvia spp. may-oct no no yes yes
Salal Gaultheria shallon no no yes
Savory, summer Satureja hortensis aug yes no no
Sedum Sedum spp. may-oct no no yes yes
Serviceberry Amelanchier spp. apr-jun no no yes yes
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus jul-sep yes yes yes yes
Sorrel Rumex acetosa no no yes
Speedwell Veronica spicata may-oct no no yes yes
Spirea Spirea thunbergi jun-jul no no yes no
Spurge Euphorbia spp. jun-sep yes no yes yes
St Johnswort Hypericum olympicum jun-jul no no yes yes
Tarragon Artemesia dracunculus no no yes
Thyme Thymus vulgaris
Tree rose Rhododendron spp. no no yes no
Trefoil, birdsfoot Lotus corniculatis no no yes yes
Valerian Valerian officinales yes no yes
Vanilla bean Vanilla fragrans
Vetch, giant Vicia gigantea jul-aug yes no yes yes
Wallflower Cheiranthus spp. apr-jun no yes yes yes
Zinnia Zinnia elegans aug-sep yes no no no

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Originally compiled (via survey) by Conrad A. Berube, (uc779@freenet.victoria.bc.ca)

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