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
Prunus fremontii – description, flowering period and time in California, Shrub flowers, flowers and buds..
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
Acer saccharinum – description, flowering period and time in California, branch with flowers, early spring.
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


May bloom now!
Cercis orbiculata – description, flowering period and time in California, Young leaves and pink flowers on a branch.
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 California, Young leaves and pink flowers on a branch.
February ↔ June


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


May bloom now!
Rubus spectabilis – description, flowering period and time in California, branch with scarlet big flowers.
Scientific name:

Rubus spectabilis

Common name(s): Salmonberry.
Shrub-liana

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


May bloom now!
Salix gooddingii – description, flowering period and time in California, flowering tassels on a branch.
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


May bloom now!
Prunus andersonii – description, flowering period and time in California, Flowers on a branch close-up.
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


May bloom now!
Pyrus communis – description, flowering period and time in California, Pear blossoms in white, inflorescence closeup.
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


May bloom now!
Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in California, delicate flowers.
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


May bloom now!
Celtis laevigata – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 – description, flowering period and time in California, the beginning of flowering, branch.
March ↔ May


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


May bloom now!
Aesculus californica – description, flowering period and time in California, Flowering branch.
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


May bloom now!
Acer macrophyllum – description, flowering period and time in California, plant flowers bloom along with leaves.
Scientific name:

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


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


May bloom now!
Salix lucida – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, One beautiful catkin, close up.
Late March ↔ June


May bloom now!
Malus domestica – description, flowering period and time in California, Flowers stuck to the apple tree branch.
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


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

Prunus emarginata

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

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


May bloom now!
Prunus ilicifolia – description, flowering period and time in California, bunch of flowers.
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


May bloom now!
Crataegus douglasii – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, flowering branch.
April ↔ May


May bloom now!
Acer circinatum – description, flowering period and time in California, the beginning of flowering.
Scientific name:

Acer circinatum

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

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


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


May bloom now!
Malus fusca – description, flowering period and time in California, Branch of a plant with green leaves and white flowers..
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


May bloom now!
Salix bebbiana – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, Flowering plant.
April ↔ August


May bloom now!
Salix drummondiana – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, young willow inflorescences.
May
Salix lemmonii – description, flowering period and time in California, close-up of inflorescences on a young branch.
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
Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in California, flowering branch close-up.
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
Salix boothii – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, Branch with catkins and green leaves.
May ↔ June
Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in California, willow blooms.
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
Robinia pseudoacacia – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 – description, flowering period and time in California, Branch with flowers.
May ↔ June
Rhamnus cathartica – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering.
May ↔ July
Rubus laciniatus – description, flowering period and time in California, beautiful flowers on a branch.
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
Rhus glabra – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, big red flower.
May ↔ August
Gleditsia triacanthos – description, flowering period and time in California, branch with flowers.
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
Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, flowering time is coming to an end.
Late May ↔ Early June
Salix brachycarpa – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, willow at the beginning of flowering.
June ↔ July
Rubus idaeus – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers.
June ↔ July
Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes.
June ↔ July
Rubus armeniacus – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 – description, flowering period and time in California, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar..
June ↔ August
Salsola kali – description, flowering period and time in California, Flowering bushes, blurred background.
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
Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in California, 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 California, Branches with catkins and young green leaves.
June ↔ August
Cucumis melo – description, flowering period and time in California, creeping melon stems with delicate yellow flowers.
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
Citrullus lanatus – description, flowering period and time in California, Watermelon flower.
Scientific name:

Citrullus lanatus

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

Citrullus lanatus – description, flowering period and time in California, Watermelon flower.
June ↔ October
Cephalanthus occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in California, peculiar flowers.
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