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
Scientific name:

Cercis orbiculata

Common name(s): California redbud, Western redbud, Arizona redbud, Judas tree, Cercis occidentalis.
Shrub-tree

Cercis orbiculata – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Young leaves and pink flowers on a branch. February ↔ June
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Prunus serotina

Common name(s): Black cherry, Wild black cherry, Rum cherry, Mountain black cherry, Wild cherry.
Tree

Prunus serotina – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Black cherry flowering branch. March ↔ April
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Salix gooddingii

Common name(s): Goodding's willow, Dudley willow, Valley willow, Western black willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix gooddingii – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, flowering tassels on a branch. March ↔ April
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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 – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, the beginning of flowering, branch. March ↔ May
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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 Arizona, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves. March ↔ May
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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 Arizona, blooming flowers close-up. Late March ↔ Early May
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Prunus americana

Common name(s): American plum, Goose plum, River plum, Wild plum.
Shrub-tree

Prunus americana – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, The branch is blooming. Late March ↔ May
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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 Arizona, One beautiful catkin, close up. Late March ↔ June
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Acer grandidentatum

Common name(s): Bigtooth maple, Canyon maple, Western sugar maple.
Tree-shrub

Acer grandidentatum – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, flowers close up. April
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Salix exigua

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

Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, delicate flowers. April ↔ May
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Populus tremuloides

Common name(s): Quaking aspen, Trembling aspen, Aspen, American aspen, Mountain aspen, Golden aspen, Trembling poplar, White poplar, Popple, Alamo Blanco.
Tree

Populus tremuloides – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, long catkins hanging from a branch. April ↔ May
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Salix scouleriana

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

Salix scouleriana – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, The plant is preparing to bloom, a picturesque landscape in the background. April ↔ June
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Salix lutea

Common name(s): Yellow willow.
Tree

Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, flowering branch close-up. April ↔ June
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Prunus emarginata

Common name(s): Bitter cherry.
Tree, Shrub

Prunus emarginata – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Branch with beautiful flowers. April ↔ June
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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 Arizona, Flowering plant. April ↔ August
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Salix boothii

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

Salix boothii – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Branch with catkins and green leaves. May ↔ June
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Astragalus

Common name(s): Milkvetch, Locoweed, Goat's-thorn.
Herb, Shrub

Astragalus – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, delicate flowers in a pine forest. May ↔ June
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Robinia pseudoacacia

Common name(s): Black locust, False acacia, Yellow locust, White locust, Green locust, Post locust, Falsa acacia, Robinia.
Tree

Robinia pseudoacacia – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Branch with flowers. May ↔ June
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Salix amygdaloides

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

Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, flowers and leaves close-up. May ↔ June
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Salix monticola

Common name(s): Park willow, Cherry willow, Mountain willow, Serviceberry willow, White willow.
Shrub

Salix monticola – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Flowering plant, beautiful colors. May ↔ July
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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 Arizona, big red flower. May ↔ August
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Sinapis arvensis

Common name(s): Charlock mustard, California rape, Charlock, Corn mustard, Canola, Kaber mustard, Rapeseed mustard.
Forb, Herb

Sinapis arvensis – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, delicate yellow flowers bloom. May ↔ October


May bloom now!
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Gleditsia triacanthos

Common name(s): Honey locust, Honey shucks locust, Common honeylocust, Sweet bean locust.
Tree

Gleditsia triacanthos – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, branch with flowers. Early May ↔ Late June
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Asclepias tuberosa

Common name(s): Butterflyweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Orange Milkweed, Pleurisy Root, Chigger Flower, Canada root, Fluxroot, Indian paintbrush, Indian posy, Orange root, Orange Swallow-wort, Tuber root, Yellow milkweed, White-root, Windroot, Butterfly love.
Forb, Herb

Asclepias tuberosa – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Closeup showing unopened, opening, and fully opened flower buds. Late May ↔ Early September


May bloom now!
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Prunus virginiana

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

Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, flowering time is coming to an end. Late May ↔ Early June
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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 Arizona, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers. June ↔ July
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Rubus parviflorus

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

Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes. June ↔ July
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Amorpha fruticosa

Common name(s): Desert false indigo, False indigo-bush, Bastard indigobush, Indigo Bush.
Shrub

Amorpha fruticosa – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, small flowers collected in thick long brushes. June ↔ July
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Salix geyeriana

Common name(s): Geyer willow, Silver willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, willow blooms. June ↔ July
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Salix planifolia

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

Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Branches with catkins and young green leaves. June ↔ August
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Brassica rapa

Common name(s): Field mustard, Common mustard, Wild mustard, Wild turnip, Forage turnip, Wild rutabaga, Birdsrape mustard, Rape mustard.
Forb, Herb

Brassica rapa – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, the beginning of the flowering period. June ↔ August
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Rubus armeniacus

Common name(s): Himalayan blackberry, Rubus discolor, Rubus procerus.
Shrub

Rubus armeniacus – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar.. June ↔ August
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Citrullus lanatus

Common name(s): Watermelon.
Forb-herb, Vine

Citrullus lanatus – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, Watermelon flower. June ↔ October


May bloom now!
Scientific name:

Cirsium arvense

Common name(s): Creeping Thistle, Canada thistle, Field thistle, California thistle, Lettuce from hell thistle, Corn thistle, Cursed thistle, Green thistle, Hard thistle, Perennial thistle, Prickly thistle, Small-flowered thistle, Way thistle, Stinger-needles.
Forb, Herb

Cirsium arvense – description, flowering period and time in Arizona,. July ↔ August
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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common name(s): Common buttonbush, Buttonball, Buttonbush, Button willow, Riverbush, Honey-bells.
Shrub, Tree

Cephalanthus occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in Arizona, peculiar flowers. July ↔ August