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
Ulmus americana – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Spring branch with blooming flowers.
Scientific name:

Ulmus americana

Common name(s): American elm, White elm, Water elm, Soft elm, Florida elm.
Tree

Ulmus americana – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Spring branch with blooming flowers.
March ↔ Early April


May bloom now!
Salix gooddingii – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, flowering tassels on a branch.
March ↔ April


May bloom now!
Salix nigra – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Earrings and green leaves on a branch.
Scientific name:

Salix nigra

Common name(s): Black willow, Swamp willow, Southwestern black willow, Gulf black willow, Scythe-leaved willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix nigra – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Earrings and green leaves on a branch.
March ↔ May


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


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


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


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


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

Salix exigua

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

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


May bloom now!
Acer grandidentatum – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, flowers close up.
Scientific name:

Acer grandidentatum

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

Acer grandidentatum – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, flowers close up.
April ↔ May


May bloom now!
Prunus cerasus – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, flowers close-up..
Scientific name:

Prunus cerasus

Common name(s): Sour cherry, Tart cherry, Dwarf cherry, Montmorency cherry.
Tree

Prunus cerasus – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, flowers close-up..
April ↔ May


May bloom now!
Prunus pumila – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Young, only blossoming and already blossoming flowers on a branch with green foliage..
Scientific name:

Prunus pumila

Common name(s): Sandcherry, Western sandcherry, Eastern sandcherry, Great Lakes sandcherry.
Shrub

Prunus pumila – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Young, only blossoming and already blossoming flowers on a branch with green foliage..
April ↔ June


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


May bloom now!
Celtis occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, the beginning of the flowering season, buds bloom.
Scientific name:

Celtis occidentalis

Common name(s): Common hackberry, Bastard elm, Nettle-tree, Northern hackberry.
Tree-shrub

Celtis occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, the beginning of the flowering season, buds bloom.
Late April ↔ Early May


May bloom now!
Salix discolor – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Flowering plant, contrasting background.
Late April ↔ Early May


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


May bloom now!
Prunus americana – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, The branch is blooming.
Scientific name:

Prunus americana

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

Prunus americana – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, The branch is blooming.
May
Salix drummondiana – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, young willow inflorescences.
May
Robinia pseudoacacia – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Branch with flowers.
May ↔ June
Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, flowers and leaves close-up.
May ↔ June
Salix boothii – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Branch with catkins and green leaves.
May ↔ June
Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, flowering branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Salix lutea

Common name(s): Yellow willow.
Tree

Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, flowering branch close-up.
May ↔ June
Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Branches with catkins and young green leaves.
May ↔ June
Salix lemmonii – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, close-up of inflorescences on a young branch.
May ↔ June
Salix monticola – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Flowering plant, beautiful colors.
Scientific name:

Salix monticola

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

Salix monticola – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Flowering plant, beautiful colors.
May ↔ July
Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, willow blooms.
Scientific name:

Salix geyeriana

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

Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, willow blooms.
May ↔ July
Rhus glabra – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, big red flower.
May ↔ July
Rubus laciniatus – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, beautiful flowers on a branch.
May ↔ July
Salix bebbiana – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Flowering plant.
May ↔ August
Gleditsia triacanthos – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, branch with flowers.
Early May ↔ Late June
Prunus pensylvanica – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, flowering branch close-up.
Late May ↔ June
Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, flowering time is coming to an end.
Late May ↔ Early June
Salix myrtillifolia – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Flowering shrub.
June
Salix glauca – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, flowering branches in white fluff.
June
Salix brachycarpa – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, willow at the beginning of flowering.
June ↔ July
Rubus idaeus – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers.
June ↔ July
Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes.
June ↔ July
Rubus armeniacus – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar..
June ↔ August
Agastache foeniculum – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, 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 Colorado, Flowering plants.
June ↔ September
Hyssopus officinalis – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Flowers close up.
Scientific name:

Hyssopus officinalis

Common name(s): Hyssop.
Forb-herb, Subshrub

Hyssopus officinalis – description, flowering period and time in Colorado, Flowers close up.
July ↔ September