Nectar Sources by Region for the Pacific Northwest

Common Name

Scientific Name

Anise sage

Salvia guaranitica

Australian flame tree

Telopea oreades

Beauty bush

Kolkwitzia amabilis

Beloved Agapetes

Agapetes serpens

Bleeding heart

Clerodendrum thompsoniae

Blue gum

Eucalyptus globulus

Blue-mist penstemon

Penstemon virens

Bottlebrush

Melaleuca spp.

Bush snapdragon

Galvezia speciosa

Cactus

Cochemiea setispina

California fuchsia

Zauschneria (Epilobium) calfornica

California lilac, Buckbrush

Ceanothus fenfleri

Canary  columbine

Aguilegia chrysantha

Cape honeysuckle

Tecomaria capensis

Cardinal shrub

Weigela florida

Century plant

Agave spp.

Chilean flame tree

Embothrium coccineum

Cleveland Sage

Salvia clevelandii

Coralbush

Templetonia retusa

Eggleaf beardtongue

Penstemon ovatus

Esperanza (yellow bells)

Tecoma stans

Firebush

Hamelia patens

Firecraker vine

Manettia cordifolia

Flowering cherry

Prunus autumnalis

Flowering quince

Chaenomeles speciosa, C. japonica

Frades

Escallonia exoniensis

French honeysuckle

Hedysarum coronarium

Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

Ribes speciosum

Fushsia

Fushsia lyciodes, F. magellanica

Gladiolus, Sword lily

Gladiolus spp.

Golden banner

Thermopsis divaricata

Hyssop, Giant hyssop

Agastache mexicana

Jewelweed, touch-me-not

Impatiens capensis (biflora), pallida

Laurustinus, Viburnum

Viburnum tinis

Lehmann's gum

Eucalyptus lebmannii

Lemmon's sage

Salvia lemmoni

Lily of the nile

Agapanthus orientalis

Mexican buckeye

Ungnadia speciosa

Mexican milkweed

Asclepias curassavica

Mexican olive

Cordia boissieri

Orchid tree

Bauhinia spp.

Palmer's penstemon

Penstemon palmeri

Peruvian lily

Alstroemeria psittacina

Red bush penstemon, Honeysuckle penstemon

Penstemon cordifolius

Red currant

Ribes sanguineum

Red Horse chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum x carnea

Red ironbark

Eucalyptus sideroxylon

Red-flowering gum

Eucalyptus ficifolia

Red-spotted gum

Eucalyptus mannifera

Scarlet hedge nettle

Stacys coccinea

Shrimp plant

Justicia brandegeana

Star hibiscus, Texas star

Hibiscus coccineus

Sticky nama

Torricula peria

Sweet pea shrub

Polygala dalmaisiana

Tree mallow

Lavatera assurgentiflora

Trinidad flame bush, Mexican flame bush

Calliandra tweedii

Tulip tree

Liriodendron tulipifera

Vestia

Vestia lycioides

Wandflower

Dierama gracile (D. pendulum, D. pulcherrimum)

Wax currant

Ribes cereum

Western coral bean

Erythrina flabelliformis

White ironbark

Eucalyptus leucoxylon

Wild azalea

Rhododendron caneseens

Wolfberry

Lycium spp.

Wooly blue-curls

Trichostema lanatum

Wright's penstemon

Penstemon wrightii

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