Native bees are effective pollinators and essential to any flourishing garden. These gentle bees are often small, solitary and rarely sting. Make sure to leave some bare patches of mulch-free ground to allow these solitary bees to nest. Plant data from Calscape

Common Name Scientific Name Sun Height Type Humboldt Native
Common Yarrow
Common Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Low
1 - 3 ft
P
Coast Onion
Coast Onion
Allium dichlamydeum
Low
~ 1 ft
P
Elk's Clover
Elk's Clover
Aralia californica
Tall
7 - 10 ft
P
California Aster
California Aster
Corethrogyne filaginifolia
Low
1 - 3 ft
P
Seaside Daisy
Seaside Daisy
Erigeron glaucus
Low
< 1 ft
P
Arrowleaf Buckwheat
Arrowleaf Buckwheat
Eriogonum compositum
Low
~ 2 ft
P
Tall Buckwheat
Tall Buckwheat
Eriogonum elatum
Moderate
2 - 5 ft
P
Red-flowered Buckwheat
Red-flowered Buckwheat
Eriogonum grande rubescens
Low
1 - 2 ft
P
Coast Buckwheat
Coast Buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium
Low
~ 2 ft
P
Sulphur Buckwheat
Sulphur Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum
Tall
< 7 ft
P
Common Woolly Sunflower
Common Woolly Sunflower
Eriophyllum lanatum
Low
1 - 3 ft
P
Scarlet Monkeyflower
Scarlet Monkeyflower
Erythranthe cardinalis
Low
2 - 3 ft
P
Seep Monkeyflower
Seep Monkeyflower
Erythranthe guttata
Moderate
2 - 5 ft
P
Beach Strawberry
Beach Strawberry
Fragaria chiloensis
Low
< 1 ft
P
Woodland Strawberry
Woodland Strawberry
Fragaria vesca
Low
< 1 ft
P
Oregon Geranium
Oregon Geranium
Geranium oreganum
Low
1 - 3 ft
P
Bigelow's Sneezeweed
Bigelow's Sneezeweed
Helenium bigelovii
Moderate
~ 4 ft
P
Seaside Bird's Foot Trefoil
Low
< 2 ft
P
Meadow Lupine
Meadow Lupine
Lupinus polyphyllus
Moderate
1 - 5 ft
P
Riverbank Lupine
Riverbank Lupine
Lupinus rivularis
Moderate
1 - 5 ft
P
Coastal Monkeyflower
Coastal Monkeyflower
Mimulus dentatus
Low
1 - 2 ft
P
Musk Monkeyflower
Musk Monkeyflower
Mimulus moschatus
Low
< 1 ft
P
Coyote Mint
Coyote Mint
Monardella villosa
Low
~ 2 ft
P
Siskiyou Beardtongue
Siskiyou Beardtongue
Penstemon anguineus
Low
1 - 3 ft
P
Scabland Penstemon
Scabland Penstemon
Penstemon deustus
Low
~ 1 ft
P
Low Beardtongue
Low Beardtongue
Penstemon humuilis
Low
~ 1 ft
P
Roezl's Penstemon
Roezl's Penstemon
Penstemon roezlii
Low
1 - 2 ft
P
Varileaf Phacelia
Varileaf Phacelia
Phacelia heterophylla
Moderate
~ 4 ft
P
California Bee Plant
California Bee Plant
Scrophularia californica
Moderate
2 - 4 ft
P
Meadow Goldenrod
Meadow Goldenrod
Solidago elongata
Moderate
1 - 5 ft
P
Coast Goldenrod
Coast Goldenrod
Solidago spathulata
Low
< 2 ft
P
Desert Globemallow
Desert Globemallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua
Moderate
3 - 5 ft
P
Apricot Mallow
Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa
Low
2 - 3 ft
P
Ajuga Hedge Nettle
Ajuga Hedge Nettle
Stachys ajugoides
Low
< 1 ft
P
Rough Hedgenettle
Rough Hedgenettle
Stachys rigida
Low
2 - 3 ft
P
California Aster
California Aster
Symphyotrichum chilense
Low
1 - 3 ft
P
Leafy Aster
Leafy Aster
Symphyotrichum foliaceum
Low
~ 2 ft
P
Kinnikinnick
Kinnikinnick
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Low
~ 2 ft
Coyote Brush
Coyote Brush
Baccharis pilularis
Tall
2 - 10 ft
Oregon Grape
Oregon Grape
Berberis aquifolium
Tall
4 - 7 ft
Oregon Grape
Oregon Grape
Berberis nervosa
Tall
1 - 7 ft
California Lilac
California Lilac
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Tall
2 - 30 ft
Bush Monkeyflower
Bush Monkeyflower
Diplacus aurantiacus
Moderate
4 - 5 ft
Red Bush Monkey Flower
Red Bush Monkey Flower
Diplacus (mimulus) puniceus
Low
1 - 2 ft
Seaside Woolly Sunflower
Seaside Woolly Sunflower
Eriophyllum staechadifolium
Moderate
2 - 5 ft
Coffeeberry
Coffeeberry
Frangula californica
Tall
6 - 15 ft
Climbing Penstemon
Climbing Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia
Tall
3 - 7 ft
Silver Lupine
Silver Lupine
Lupinus albifrons
Moderate
3 - 5 ft
Sticky Monkeyflower
Sticky Monkeyflower
Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens
Low
< 3 ft
Golden Currant
Golden Currant
Ribes aureum var. gracillimum
Moderate
3 - 6 ft
Stink Currant
Stink Currant
Ribes bracteosum
Tall
3 - 13 ft
Spreading Gooseberry
Spreading Gooseberry
Ribes divaricatum
Tall
6 - 11 ft
Red Flowering Currant
Red Flowering Currant
Ribes sanguineum
Tall
7 - 13 ft
California Wildrose
California Wildrose
Rosa californica
Tall
8 - 10 ft
White Sage
White Sage
Salvia apiana
Moderate
3 - 5 ft
Purple Sage
Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla
Moderate
2 - 5 ft
Black Sage
Black Sage
Salvia mellifera
Moderate
3 - 6 ft
Black Elderberry
Black Elderberry
Sambucus nigra
Tall
13 - 30 ft
Snow Berry
Snow Berry
Symphoricarpos albus
Moderate
3 - 6 ft
Farewell to Spring
Farewell to Spring
Clarkia amoena
Low
2 - 3 ft
A
Punch Bowl Godetia
Punch Bowl Godetia
Clarkia bottae
Low
~ 3 ft
A
Red Ribbons
Red Ribbons
Clarkia concinna
Low
~ 1 ft
A
Purple Clarkia
Purple Clarkia
Clarkia purpurea
Low
~ 3 ft
A
Diamond Clarkia
Diamond Clarkia
Clarkia rhomboidea
Low
~ 3 ft
A
Chinese Houses
Chinese Houses
Collinsia heterophylla
Low
< 2 ft
A
California Poppy
California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Low
< 2 ft
A
Blue Field Gilia
Blue Field Gilia
Gilia capitata
Low
< 3 ft
A
Tricolor Gilia
Tricolor Gilia
Gilia tricolor
Low
< 1 ft
A
California Goldfields
California Goldfields
Lasthenia californica
Low
~ 1 ft
A
Common Meadow Foam
Common Meadow Foam
Limnanthes douglasii
Low
~ 2 ft
A
Sky Lupine
Sky Lupine
Lupinus nanus
Low
< 2 ft
A
Spring Madia
Spring Madia
Madia elegans
Low
~ 1 ft
A
Five-Spot
Five-Spot
Nemophila maculata
Low
~ 1 ft
A
Bolander's Phacelia
Bolander's Phacelia
Phacelia bolanderi
Low
< 3 ft
A
Coast Phacelia
Coast Phacelia
Phacelia californica
Low
1 - 2 ft
A
Lacy Phacelia
Lacy Phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Moderate
2 - 4 ft
A
Cream Cups
Cream Cups
Platystemon californicus
Low
~ 1 ft
A
 
Henderson's Aster
Symphyotrichum hendersonii
Moderate
2 - 5 ft
A
Choke Cherry
Choke Cherry
Prunus virginiana
Tall
15 - 25 ft