Terms of flowering honey plants in the USA and Canada

According to observations of naturalists and beekeepers.

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Scientific name:

Prunus fremontii

Common name(s):

Desert apricot.

Life form:

Tree, Shrub.

Flowering time:

no data.

Flowering period

in California for this plant is: FebruaryMarch.

NECTAR PRODUCTION:
No data

SOURCE FOR HONEY BEES:
Minor


General distribution:

Desert apricot has little or no value to browsing animals. Tannic acids and cyanogenic glucosides in the leaves discourage consumption. Extrafloral nectaries attract a variety of insects, particularly wasps and ants, to the leaves. The presence of these insects further discourages browsing.

Map of distribution and habitat in USA

This plant is present in at least 1 states/provinces in this country.

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Botanical description:

Desert apricot is a rigidly branched, native, deciduous shrub or small tree. It grows from 5 to 13 feet tall (1.5-4 m) and has glabrous, spine-tipped twigs. Leaves are round and 0.5 to 0.75 (1-2 cm) long. It bears a stone fruit which is 0.32 to 0.56 inches long (8-14 mm).

Seasonal development:

Desert apricot flowers from February to March.


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