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:

Prunus fremontii

Common name(s): Desert apricot.
Tree, Shrub

Prunus fremontii – description, flowering period and time in California, Shrub flowers, flowers and buds.. February ↔ March
Scientific name:

Acer saccharinum

Common name(s): Silver maple, Soft maple.
Tree

Acer saccharinum – description, flowering period and time in California, branch with flowers, early spring. February ↔ April
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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 California, Young leaves and pink flowers on a branch. February ↔ June
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Rubus ursinus

Common name(s): California blackberry, California dewberry, California grapeleaf dewberry, Douglasberry, Pacific blackberry.
Shrub

Rubus ursinus – description, flowering period and time in California, Rubus ursinus (California blackberry) beautiful flowers bloomed. February ↔ June
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Rubus spectabilis

Common name(s): Salmonberry.
Shrub-liana

Rubus spectabilis – description, flowering period and time in California, branch with scarlet big flowers. February ↔ June
Scientific name:

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 California, flowering tassels on a branch. March ↔ April
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Prunus armeniaca

Common name(s): Armenian plum, Ansu apricot, Siberian apricot, Tibetan apricot, Apricot tree.
Tree

Prunus armeniaca – description, flowering period and time in California, soft pink fragrant flowers. March ↔ April
Scientific name:

Prunus andersonii

Common name(s): Desert peach, Desert peachbush, Anderson peachbush, Wild almond.
Shrub

Prunus andersonii – description, flowering period and time in California, Flowers on a branch close-up. March ↔ May
Scientific name:

Pyrus communis

Common name(s): European pear, Common pear.
Tree

Pyrus communis – description, flowering period and time in California, Pear blossoms in white, inflorescence closeup. March ↔ May
Scientific name:

Salix exigua

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

Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in California, delicate flowers. March ↔ May
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 – description, flowering period and time in California, the beginning of flowering, branch. March ↔ May
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 California, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves. March ↔ May
Scientific name:

Aesculus californica

Common name(s): California buckeye, Buckeye, Horsechestnut.
Tree, Shrub

Aesculus californica – description, flowering period and time in California, Flowering branch. March ↔ June
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Acer macrophyllum

Common name(s): Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple, Oregon maple.
Tree

Acer macrophyllum – description, flowering period and time in California, plant flowers bloom along with leaves. Late March ↔ April
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 California, blooming flowers close-up. Late March ↔ Early May
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 California, One beautiful catkin, close up. Late March ↔ June
Scientific name:

Malus domestica

Common name(s): Pyrus pumila, Malus pumila, Apple.
Tree

Malus domestica – description, flowering period and time in California, Flowers stuck to the apple tree branch. April ↔ Early May
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Prunus emarginata

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

Prunus emarginata – description, flowering period and time in California, Branch with beautiful flowers. April ↔ May
Scientific name:

Prunus ilicifolia

Common name(s): Hollyleaf cherry, Holly-leaved cherry, Islay, Evergreen cherry.
Shrub-tree

Prunus ilicifolia – description, flowering period and time in California, bunch of flowers. April ↔ May
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 California, flowering branch. April ↔ May
Scientific name:

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 California, long catkins hanging from a branch. April ↔ May
Scientific name:

Salix scouleriana

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

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

Common name(s): Vine maple.
Tree, Shrub

Acer circinatum – description, flowering period and time in California, the beginning of flowering. April ↔ June
Scientific name:

Malus fusca

Common name(s): Oregon crab, Oregon crab apple, Pacific crab apple, Western crab apple.
Tree, Shrub

Malus fusca – description, flowering period and time in California, Branch of a plant with green leaves and white flowers.. April ↔ Early July
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 California, Flowering plant. April ↔ August
Scientific name:

Salix drummondiana

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

Salix drummondiana – description, flowering period and time in California, young willow inflorescences. May
Scientific name:

Salix lemmonii

Common name(s): Lemmon's willow, Lemmon willow.
Shrub

Salix lemmonii – description, flowering period and time in California, close-up of inflorescences on a young branch. May ↔ June
Scientific name:

Salix lutea

Common name(s): Yellow willow.
Tree

Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in California, flowering branch close-up. May ↔ June
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Astragalus

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

Astragalus – description, flowering period and time in California, delicate flowers in a pine forest. May ↔ June
Scientific name:

Salix boothii

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

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

Salix geyeriana

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

Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in California, willow blooms. May ↔ June
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 – description, flowering period and time in California, Branch with flowers. May ↔ June
Scientific name:

Rhamnus cathartica

Common name(s): Common buckthorn, European buckthorn, Dahurian buckthorn.
Tree-shrub

Rhamnus cathartica – description, flowering period and time in California, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering. May ↔ July
Scientific name:

Rubus laciniatus

Common name(s): Cutleaf blackberry, Evergreen blackberry, Slashed blackberry.
Shrub

Rubus laciniatus – description, flowering period and time in California, beautiful flowers on a branch. May ↔ July
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 California, big red flower. May ↔ August
Scientific name:

Brassica napus

Common name(s): Rapeseed.
Forb, Herb

Brassica napus – description, flowering period and time in California, small delicate flowers. May ↔ September


May bloom now!
Scientific name:

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 California, delicate yellow flowers bloom. May ↔ October


May bloom now!
Scientific name:

Gleditsia triacanthos

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

Gleditsia triacanthos – description, flowering period and time in California, branch with flowers. Early May ↔ Late June
Scientific name:

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 California, Closeup showing unopened, opening, and fully opened flower buds. Late May ↔ Early September


May bloom now!
Scientific name:

Calendula officinalis

Common name(s): Marigold, Calendula, Pot marigold, English marigold.
Forb, Herb

Calendula officinalis – description, flowering period and time in California, bright orange flowers. Late May ↔ September


May bloom now!
Scientific name:

Prunus virginiana

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

Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in California, flowering time is coming to an end. Late May ↔ Early June
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 California, willow at the beginning of flowering. June ↔ July
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 California, 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 California, 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 California, small flowers collected in thick long brushes. June ↔ July
Scientific name:

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 California, the beginning of the flowering period. June ↔ August
Scientific name:

Salix planifolia

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

Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in California, Branches with catkins and young green leaves. June ↔ August
Scientific name:

Rubus armeniacus

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

Rubus armeniacus – description, flowering period and time in California, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar.. June ↔ August
Scientific name:

Salsola kali

Common name(s): Russian thistle, Tumbleweed, Prickly saltwort.
Forb

Salsola kali – description, flowering period and time in California, Flowering bushes, blurred background. June ↔ August
Scientific name:

Cucumis melo

Common name(s): Cantaloupe, Rockmelon, Sweet melon, Spanspek, Honeydew melon, Honeymelon, Crenshaw, Casaba.
Forb-herb, Vine

Cucumis melo – description, flowering period and time in California, creeping melon stems with delicate yellow flowers. June ↔ October


May bloom now!
Scientific name:

Citrullus lanatus

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

Citrullus lanatus – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California,. June ↔ October


May bloom now!
Scientific name:

Borago officinalis

Common name(s): Borage, Starflower, Common borage, Cool-tankard, Tailwort.
Forb, Herb

Borago officinalis – description, flowering period and time in California, the bee collects pollen. June ↔ October


May bloom now!
Scientific name:

Cephalanthus occidentalis

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

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