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Migratory Pollinators Program

Table 5.
Important nectar plants for hummingbirds in Sonora, Mexico.

Season: Corridor/HabitatScientific Name Common Name Life Form Flower Color

Spring Gulf Coast Corridor/

Sonoran desertscrub

 

Justicia californica

 

Chuparrosa

 

Shrub

 

Red-orange

Prosopis glandulosa

Honey mesquite

Shrub/tree

Yellow

Fouquieria splendens

Ocotillo

Shrub

Red

Fouquieria diguetii

Palo adán

Shrub

Red

 

Spring: Plains of Sonora Corridor/

Sonoran desertscrub, foothills thornscrub

 

Fouquieria splendens

 

Ocotillo

 

Shrub

 

Red

Fouquieria diguetii

Palo adán

Shrub

Red

Ipomoea arborescens

Tree morning glory

Tree

White

Fouquieria macdougalii

Tree Ocotillo

Tree

Red

Nicotiana glauca

Tree tobacco

Shrub/tree

Greenish yellow

 

Spring: Foothills Corridor/

Foothills thornscrub, tropical deciduous forest, oak woodland

 

 

Anisacanthus thurberi

 

 

Desert honeysuckle

 

 

Shrub

 

 

Orange

Anisacanthus andersonii

Limita

Shrub

Red

Salvia elegans

Pineapple sage

Perennial herb

Red

Justicia candicans

Rama del toro

Shrub

Orange

Ipomoea arborescens

Tree morning glory

Tree

White

Fouquieria macdougalii

Tree ocotillo

Tree

Red

Nicotiana glauca

Tree tobacco

Shrub/tree

Greenish yellow

Vitex mollis

Uvalama

Tree

Lavender

  Ipomoea bracteata

Wild jícama

Woody vine

Purple

 

Summer: Lowland River Valley Corridor/

Riparian, desert grassland, oak woodland, foothills thornscrub, Sonoran desertscrub

 

 

Anisacanthus thurberi

 

 

Desert honeysuckle

 

 

Shrub

 

 

Orange

Nicotiana glauca

Tree tobacco

Shrub/tree

Greenish yellow

 

Summer: Sierra Madre Corridor/

Oak woodland, pine-oak forest

 

Mandevilla foliosa

 

Hierba del piojo

 

Shrub

 

Yellow

Castilleja patriotica

Indian paintbrush

Perrenial herb

Orange-red

Salvia betulaefolia

Maycoba sage

Shrub

Red

Salvia elegans

Pineapple sage

Perrenial herb

Red

Stachys coccinea

Texas betony

Perrennial herb

Red

Nicotiana glauca

Tree tobacco

Shrub/tree

Greenish yellow

 

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