Terms of flowering honey plants in the USA and Canada

According to observations of naturalists and beekeepers.

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Terms of flowering honey plants in the USA and Canada
Plant name Plant type Picture Flowering period
Robinia pseudoacacia – see picture in the calendar, Branch with flowers.
Scientific name:

Robinia pseudoacacia

Common name(s): Black locust, False acacia, Yellow locust, White locust, Green locust, Post locust, Falsa acacia, Robinia.
Tree
Robinia pseudoacacia – see picture in the calendar, Branch with flowers.

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Ulmus americana – see picture in the calendar, Spring branch with blooming flowers.
Scientific name:

Ulmus americana

Common name(s): American elm, White elm, Water elm, Soft elm, Florida elm.
Tree
Ulmus americana – see picture in the calendar, Spring branch with blooming flowers.

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Ilex opaca – see picture in the calendar, Сloseup flowers.
Scientific name:

Ilex opaca

Common name(s): American holly, Dune holly, Hummock holly, Scrub holly.
Tree, Shrub
Ilex opaca – see picture in the calendar, Сloseup flowers.

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Malus domestica – see picture in the calendar, Flowers stuck to the apple tree branch.
Scientific name:

Malus domestica

Common name(s): Pyrus pumila, Malus pumila, Apple.
Tree
Malus domestica – see picture in the calendar, Flowers stuck to the apple tree branch.

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Tilia americana – see picture in the calendar, Flowering linden twig.
Scientific name:

Tilia americana

Common name(s): American basswood, Basswood, Linden.
Tree
Tilia americana – see picture in the calendar, Flowering linden twig.

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Prunus serotina – see picture in the calendar, Black cherry flowering branch.
Scientific name:

Prunus serotina

Common name(s): Black cherry, Wild black cherry, Rum cherry, Mountain black cherry, Wild cherry.
Tree
Prunus serotina – see picture in the calendar, Black cherry flowering branch.

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Aronia melanocarpa – see picture in the calendar, Black chokeberry - flowers on the branch .
Scientific name:

Aronia melanocarpa

Common name(s): Black chokeberry, Rowan, Mountain Ash, Sorbus.
Tree, Shrub
Aronia melanocarpa – see picture in the calendar, Black chokeberry - flowers on the branch .

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Tetradium – see picture in the calendar, Euodia (Tetradium) flowers closeup.
Scientific name:

Tetradium

Common name(s): Bee bee tree, Euodia, Evodia, Korean evodia, Bebe tree, Bee tree.
Tree
Tetradium – see picture in the calendar, Euodia (Tetradium) flowers closeup.

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Viburnum prunifolium – see picture in the calendar, Sweet haw (Viburnum prunifolium) branch with flowers.
Scientific name:

Viburnum prunifolium

Common name(s): Blackhaw, Black haw, Blackhaw viburnum, Sweet haw, Stag bush, Smooth Blackhaw Viburnum, Stagbush, Viburnum bushii.
Shrub, Tree
Viburnum prunifolium – see picture in the calendar, Sweet haw (Viburnum prunifolium) branch with flowers.

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Rubus armeniacus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar..
Scientific name:

Rubus armeniacus

Common name(s): Himalayan blackberry, Rubus discolor, Rubus procerus.
Shrub
Rubus armeniacus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar..

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Rubus chamaemorus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry, Bakeapple) blooming flowers of perfect form.
Scientific name:

Rubus chamaemorus

Common name(s): Cloudberry, Bake apple, Baked apple berry, Bakeapple, Nordic berry, Knotberry, Aqpik, Low-bush salmonberry, Averin, Evron.
Shrub, Forb
Rubus chamaemorus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry, Bakeapple) blooming flowers of perfect form.

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Rubus idaeus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers.
Scientific name:

Rubus idaeus

Common name(s): Raspberry, Black-haired red raspberry, Brilliant red raspberry, American red raspberry, Red raspberry, Smoothleaf red raspberry, Wild raspberry, Wild red raspberry, Grayleaf raspberry.
Shrub
Rubus idaeus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers.

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Rubus parviflorus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes.
Scientific name:

Rubus parviflorus

Common name(s): Thimbleberry, Western thimbleberry.
Shrub
Rubus parviflorus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes.

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Rubus ursinus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus ursinus (California blackberry) beautiful flowers bloomed.
Scientific name:

Rubus ursinus

Common name(s): California blackberry, California dewberry, California grapeleaf dewberry, Douglasberry, Pacific blackberry.
Shrub
Rubus ursinus – see picture in the calendar, Rubus ursinus (California blackberry) beautiful flowers bloomed.

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Vaccinium corymbosum – see picture in the calendar, Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) flowers closeup.
Scientific name:

Vaccinium corymbosum

Common name(s): Highbush blueberry, High-bush blueberry, Northern highbush blueberry, Tall blueberry, Rabbiteye blueberry, Blue huckleberry, Tall huckleberry, Swamp huckleberry, High blueberry, Swamp blueberry.
Shrub
Vaccinium corymbosum – see picture in the calendar, Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) flowers closeup.

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Vaccinium angustifolium – see picture in the calendar, beautiful white flowers on a branch, summer, close-up.
Scientific name:

Vaccinium angustifolium

Common name(s): Lowbush blueberry, Early low-bush blueberry, Low sweet blueberry.
Shrub
Vaccinium angustifolium – see picture in the calendar, beautiful white flowers on a branch, summer, close-up.

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Rubus canadensis – see picture in the calendar, pink flower close-up.
Scientific name:

Rubus canadensis

Common name(s): Smooth blackberry, Thornless blackberry, Canadian blackberry, Smooth highbush blackberry.
Shrub
Rubus canadensis – see picture in the calendar, pink flower close-up.

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Rubus laciniatus – see picture in the calendar, beautiful flowers on a branch.
Scientific name:

Rubus laciniatus

Common name(s): Cutleaf blackberry, Evergreen blackberry, Slashed blackberry.
Shrub
Rubus laciniatus – see picture in the calendar, beautiful flowers on a branch.

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Rubus phoenicolasius – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of flowering.
Scientific name:

Rubus phoenicolasius

Common name(s): Wine raspberry, Japanese wineberry, Wineberry.
Shrub
Rubus phoenicolasius – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of flowering.

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Rubus spectabilis – see picture in the calendar, branch with scarlet big flowers.
Scientific name:

Rubus spectabilis

Common name(s): Salmonberry.
Shrub-liana
Rubus spectabilis – see picture in the calendar, branch with scarlet big flowers.

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Cephalanthus occidentalis – see picture in the calendar, peculiar flowers.
Scientific name:

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common name(s): Common buttonbush, Buttonball, Buttonbush, Button willow, Riverbush, Honey-bells.
Shrub, Tree
Cephalanthus occidentalis – see picture in the calendar, peculiar flowers.

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Catalpa speciosa – see picture in the calendar, flowers on a branch closeup.
Scientific name:

Catalpa speciosa

Common name(s): Northern catalpa, Hardy catalpa, Western catalpa, Cigar tree, Catawba-tree, Bois chavanon.
Tree
Catalpa speciosa – see picture in the calendar, flowers on a branch closeup.

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Prunus cerasus – see picture in the calendar, flowers close-up..
Scientific name:

Prunus cerasus

Common name(s): Sour cherry, Tart cherry, Dwarf cherry, Montmorency cherry.
Tree
Prunus cerasus – see picture in the calendar, flowers close-up..

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Rhamnus cathartica – see picture in the calendar, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering.
Scientific name:

Rhamnus cathartica

Common name(s): Common buckthorn, European buckthorn, Dahurian buckthorn.
Tree-shrub
Rhamnus cathartica – see picture in the calendar, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering.

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Celtis occidentalis – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of the flowering season, buds bloom.
Scientific name:

Celtis occidentalis

Common name(s): Common hackberry, Bastard elm, Nettle-tree, Northern hackberry.
Tree-shrub
Celtis occidentalis – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of the flowering season, buds bloom.

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Celtis laevigata – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of flowering, branch.
Scientific name:

Celtis laevigata

Common name(s): Hackberry, Sugarberry, Lowland hackberry, Sugar hackberry, Arizona sugarberry, Netleaf hackberry, Small's hackberry, Southern hackberry, Texas sugarberry.
Tree
Celtis laevigata – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of flowering, branch.

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Malus sylvestris – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of the dissolution of flowers.
Scientific name:

Malus sylvestris

Common name(s): European crab apple, Common apple, Wild apple.
Tree
Malus sylvestris – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of the dissolution of flowers.

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Malus coronaria – see picture in the calendar, a branch dotted with pink flowers.
Scientific name:

Malus coronaria

Common name(s): Sweet crab apple, Garland crab, Alabama crab, Allegheny crab, American crab, Baltimore crab apple, Buncombe crab, Dawson crab, Dunbar crab, Fragrant crab, Garland tree, Lanceleaf crab apple, Missouri crab, Sweet-scented crab, Sweet wild crab, Wild crab, Wild sweet crab, Wild Crab Apple.
Tree-shrub
Malus coronaria – see picture in the calendar, a branch dotted with pink flowers.

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Aralia spinosa – see picture in the calendar, flowers are waiting for bees.
Scientific name:

Aralia spinosa

Common name(s): Devil's walkingstick, Prickly ash, Hercules club, Angelica tree, Prickly elder, Pick tree, Toothache tree, Shotbush.
Tree, Shrub
Aralia spinosa – see picture in the calendar, flowers are waiting for bees.

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Crataegus douglasii – see picture in the calendar, flowering branch.
Scientific name:

Crataegus douglasii

Common name(s): Black hawthorn, Douglas hawthorn, River hawthorn, Western thornapple.
Tree, Shrub
Crataegus douglasii – see picture in the calendar, flowering branch.

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Gleditsia triacanthos – see picture in the calendar, branch with flowers.
Scientific name:

Gleditsia triacanthos

Common name(s): Honey locust, Honey shucks locust, Common honeylocust, Sweet bean locust.
Tree
Gleditsia triacanthos – see picture in the calendar, branch with flowers.

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Diervilla lonicera – see picture in the calendar, flowering branch.
Scientific name:

Diervilla lonicera

Common name(s): Northern bush honeysuckle, Bush-honeysuckle, Dwarf bush-honeysuckle, Herbe bleue.
Shrub
Diervilla lonicera – see picture in the calendar, flowering branch.

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Acer circinatum – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of flowering.
Scientific name:

Acer circinatum

Common name(s): Vine maple.
Tree, Shrub
Acer circinatum – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of flowering.

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Acer glabrum – see picture in the calendar, blooming flowers close-up.
Scientific name:

Acer glabrum

Common name(s): Rocky Mountain maple, Douglas maple, Greene's maple, New Mexico maple, Torrey maple.
Tree-shrub
Acer glabrum – see picture in the calendar, blooming flowers close-up.

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Acer grandidentatum – see picture in the calendar, flowers close up.
Scientific name:

Acer grandidentatum

Common name(s): Bigtooth maple, Canyon maple, Western sugar maple.
Tree-shrub
Acer grandidentatum – see picture in the calendar, flowers close up.

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Acer macrophyllum – see picture in the calendar, plant flowers bloom along with leaves.
Scientific name:

Acer macrophyllum

Common name(s): Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple, Oregon maple.
Tree
Acer macrophyllum – see picture in the calendar, plant flowers bloom along with leaves.

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Acer negundo – see picture in the calendar, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
Scientific name:

Acer negundo

Common name(s): Boxelder, Western boxelder, Arizona boxelder, California boxelder, Texas boxelder, Interior boxelder, Violet boxelder.
Tree
Acer negundo – see picture in the calendar, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.

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Acer pensylvanicum – see picture in the calendar, flowers and leaves close-up.
Scientific name:

Acer pensylvanicum

Common name(s): Striped maple, Moosewood, Goosefoot maple, Whistlewood.
Tree, Shrub
Acer pensylvanicum – see picture in the calendar, flowers and leaves close-up.

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Acer platanoides – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of the flowering period. Flowers bloom and secrete nectar.
Scientific name:

Acer platanoides

Common name(s): Norway maple.
Tree
Acer platanoides – see picture in the calendar, the beginning of the flowering period. Flowers bloom and secrete nectar.

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Acer rubrum – see picture in the calendar, flowers on a branch closeup.
Scientific name:

Acer rubrum

Common name(s): Red maple, Scarlet maple.
Tree
Acer rubrum – see picture in the calendar, flowers on a branch closeup.

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Acer saccharum – see picture in the calendar, branches strewn with flowers.
Scientific name:

Acer saccharum

Common name(s): Sugar maple, Rock maple, Hard maple.
Tree
Acer saccharum – see picture in the calendar, branches strewn with flowers.

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Acer saccharinum – see picture in the calendar, branch with flowers, early spring.
Scientific name:

Acer saccharinum

Common name(s): Silver maple, Soft maple.
Tree
Acer saccharinum – see picture in the calendar, branch with flowers, early spring.

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Acer spicatum – see picture in the calendar, Plant flowers on a contrasting background.
Scientific name:

Acer spicatum

Common name(s): Mountain maple, Low maple, Moose maple, Water maple, Plaine batarde, Fouereux.
Tree, Shrub
Acer spicatum – see picture in the calendar, Plant flowers on a contrasting background.

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Aesculus californica – see picture in the calendar, Flowering branch.
Scientific name:

Aesculus californica

Common name(s): California buckeye, Buckeye, Horsechestnut.
Tree, Shrub
Aesculus californica – see picture in the calendar, Flowering branch.

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Ungnadia speciosa – see picture in the calendar, Flowers on a branch begin to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
Scientific name:

Ungnadia speciosa

Common name(s): Mexican buckeye, Texas buckeye, Canyon buckeye, Spanish buckeye, New Mexican buckeye, New Mexico buckeye, False buckeye, Monillo, Monilla.
Tree, Shrub
Ungnadia speciosa – see picture in the calendar, Flowers on a branch begin to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.

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Prunus americana – see picture in the calendar, The branch is blooming.
Scientific name:

Prunus americana

Common name(s): American plum, Goose plum, River plum, Wild plum.
Shrub-tree
Prunus americana – see picture in the calendar, The branch is blooming.

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Prunus andersonii – see picture in the calendar, Flowers on a branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Prunus andersonii

Common name(s): Desert peach, Desert peachbush, Anderson peachbush, Wild almond.
Shrub
Prunus andersonii – see picture in the calendar, Flowers on a branch close-up.

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Prunus emarginata – see picture in the calendar, Branch with beautiful flowers.
Scientific name:

Prunus emarginata

Common name(s): Bitter cherry.
Tree, Shrub
Prunus emarginata – see picture in the calendar, Branch with beautiful flowers.

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Prunus fremontii – see picture in the calendar, Shrub flowers, flowers and buds..
Scientific name:

Prunus fremontii

Common name(s): Desert apricot.
Tree, Shrub
Prunus fremontii – see picture in the calendar, Shrub flowers, flowers and buds..

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Prunus ilicifolia – see picture in the calendar, bunch of flowers.
Scientific name:

Prunus ilicifolia

Common name(s): Hollyleaf cherry, Holly-leaved cherry, Islay, Evergreen cherry.
Shrub-tree
Prunus ilicifolia – see picture in the calendar, bunch of flowers.

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Prunus pensylvanica – see picture in the calendar, flowering branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Prunus pensylvanica

Common name(s): Pin cherry, Fire cherry, Bird cherry.
Tree-shrub
Prunus pensylvanica – see picture in the calendar, flowering branch close-up.

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