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
Acer negundo – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, 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 – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
March ↔ May


May bloom now!
Acer glabrum – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, 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 – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, blooming flowers close-up.
Late March ↔ Early May


May bloom now!
Salix lucida – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, One beautiful catkin, close up.
Scientific name:

Salix lucida

Common name(s): Shining willow, Greenleaf willow, Tail-leaf willow, Whiplash willow, Pacific willow, Lance-leaf willow, Longleaf willow, Red willow, Western shining willow.
Tree-shrub

Salix lucida – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, One beautiful catkin, close up.
Late March ↔ June


May bloom now!
Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, delicate flowers.
Scientific name:

Salix exigua

Common name(s): Narrowleaf willow, Coyote willow.
Shrub-tree

Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, delicate flowers.
April ↔ May
Crataegus douglasii – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering branch.
Scientific name:

Crataegus douglasii

Common name(s): Black hawthorn, Douglas hawthorn, River hawthorn, Western thornapple.
Tree, Shrub

Crataegus douglasii – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering branch.
April ↔ May
Salix scouleriana – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, The plant is preparing to bloom, a picturesque landscape in the background.
Scientific name:

Salix scouleriana

Common name(s): Scouler's willow, Upland willow.
Tree-shrub

Salix scouleriana – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, The plant is preparing to bloom, a picturesque landscape in the background.
April ↔ June
Salix arbusculoides – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, willow branch at the beginning of the flowering period.
Scientific name:

Salix arbusculoides

Common name(s): Littletree willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix arbusculoides – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, willow branch at the beginning of the flowering period.
April ↔ Early August
Salix bebbiana – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Flowering plant.
Scientific name:

Salix bebbiana

Common name(s): Bebb willow, Beak willow, Beaked willow, Long-beaked willow, Diamond willow, Chaton, Petit Minou, Smooth Bebb willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix bebbiana – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Flowering plant.
April ↔ August
Salix discolor – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Flowering plant, contrasting background.
Scientific name:

Salix discolor

Common name(s): Pussy willow, American pussy willow, Glaucous willow, Large pussy willow.
Shrub-tree

Salix discolor – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Flowering plant, contrasting background.
Late April ↔ Early May
Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowers and leaves close-up.
Scientific name:

Salix amygdaloides

Common name(s): Peachleaf willow, Peach leaf willow.
Tree-shrub

Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowers and leaves close-up.
May
Salix drummondiana – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, young willow inflorescences.
Scientific name:

Salix drummondiana

Common name(s): Drummond's willow, Beautiful willow, Blue willow.
Shrub

Salix drummondiana – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, young willow inflorescences.
May
Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Branches with catkins and young green leaves.
Scientific name:

Salix planifolia

Common name(s): Diamondleaf willow, Planeleaf willow.
Shrub

Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Branches with catkins and young green leaves.
May ↔ June
Salix boothii – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Branch with catkins and green leaves.
Scientific name:

Salix boothii

Common name(s): Booth's willow.
Shrub

Salix boothii – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Branch with catkins and green leaves.
May ↔ June
Salix alaxensis – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, The plant blooms before leaves.
Scientific name:

Salix alaxensis

Common name(s): Feltleaf willow, Alaska willow.
Tree-shrub

Salix alaxensis – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, The plant blooms before leaves.
May ↔ July
Rubus idaeus – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, 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 – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers.
May ↔ July
Rhus glabra – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, big red flower.
Scientific name:

Rhus glabra

Common name(s): Smooth sumac, Common sumac, Rocky Mountain sumac, Red sumac, Western sumac, White sumac.
Tree-shrub

Rhus glabra – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, big red flower.
May ↔ August
Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Salix lutea

Common name(s): Yellow willow.
Tree

Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering branch close-up.
May ↔ August
Prunus pensylvanica – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Prunus pensylvanica

Common name(s): Pin cherry, Fire cherry, Bird cherry.
Tree-shrub

Prunus pensylvanica – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering branch close-up.
Late May ↔ June
Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering time is coming to an end.
Scientific name:

Prunus virginiana

Common name(s): Chokecherry, Western chokecherry, Common chokecherry, Black chokecherry.
Tree-shrub

Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering time is coming to an end.
Late May ↔ Early June
Rhamnus cathartica – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, 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 – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering.
Late May ↔ Early June
Salix myrtillifolia – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Flowering shrub.
Scientific name:

Salix myrtillifolia

Common name(s): Blueberry willow, Low blueberry willow, Tall blueberry willow.
Shrub

Salix myrtillifolia – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Flowering shrub.
June
Salix glauca – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering branches in white fluff.
Scientific name:

Salix glauca

Common name(s): Grayleaf willow, Gray willow, Gray-leaved willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix glauca – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, flowering branches in white fluff.
June
Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes.
Scientific name:

Rubus parviflorus

Common name(s): Thimbleberry, Western thimbleberry.
Shrub

Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes.
June ↔ July
Salix brachycarpa – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, willow at the beginning of flowering.
Scientific name:

Salix brachycarpa

Common name(s): Shortfruit willow, Barren-ground willow, Small-fruit sand dune willow, Small-fruit willow.
Shrub

Salix brachycarpa – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, willow at the beginning of flowering.
June ↔ July
Agastache foeniculum – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Flowering plants.
Scientific name:

Agastache foeniculum

Common name(s): Giant hyssop, Blue giant hyssop, Anise hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, Lavender giant hyssop.
Forb-herb, Subshrub

Agastache foeniculum – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Flowering plants.
June ↔ September
Rubus chamaemorus – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, 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 – description, flowering period and time in Alberta, Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry, Bakeapple) blooming flowers of perfect form.
Late June ↔ July