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:

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 Manitoba, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves. March ↔ May


May bloom now!

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 Manitoba, One beautiful catkin, close up. Late March ↔ June


May bloom now!

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 Manitoba, Spring branch with blooming flowers. April

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 Manitoba, long catkins hanging from a branch. April ↔ May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Prunus pumila

Common name(s):

Sandcherry, Western sandcherry, Eastern sandcherry, Great Lakes sandcherry.
Shrub

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


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix arbusculoides

Common name(s):

Littletree willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix arbusculoides – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, willow branch at the beginning of the flowering period. April ↔ Early August


May bloom now!

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 Manitoba, Flowering plant. April ↔ August


May bloom now!

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 Manitoba, Flowering plant, contrasting background. Late April ↔ Early May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Malus domestica

Common name(s):

Pyrus pumila, Malus pumila, Apple.
Tree

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


May bloom now!

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 Manitoba, The branch is blooming. Late April ↔ Early June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix amygdaloides

Common name(s):

Peachleaf willow, Peach leaf willow.
Tree-shrub

Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, flowers and leaves close-up. May


May bloom now!

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 Manitoba, the beginning of the flowering season, buds bloom. May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Vaccinium angustifolium

Common name(s):

Lowbush blueberry, Early low-bush blueberry, Low sweet blueberry.
Shrub

Vaccinium angustifolium – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, beautiful white flowers on a branch, summer, close-up. May ↔ Early June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Acer spicatum

Common name(s):

Mountain maple, Low maple, Moose maple, Water maple, Plaine batarde, Fouereux.
Tree, Shrub

Acer spicatum – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, Plant flowers on a contrasting background. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

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 Manitoba, Earrings and green leaves on a branch. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix planifolia

Common name(s):

Diamondleaf willow, Planeleaf willow.
Shrub

Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, Branches with catkins and young green leaves. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Astragalus

Common name(s):

Milkvetch, Locoweed, Goat's-thorn.
Herb, Shrub

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


May bloom now!

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 Manitoba, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers. May ↔ July


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix alaxensis

Common name(s):

Feltleaf willow, Alaska willow.
Tree-shrub

Salix alaxensis – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, The plant blooms before leaves. May ↔ July


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix lutea

Common name(s):

Yellow willow.
Tree

Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, flowering branch close-up. May ↔ August


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix richardsonii

Common name(s):

Richardson's willow, Woolly willow.
Shrub

Salix richardsonii – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, Flowering plant among harsh northern landscapes. May ↔ August


May bloom now!

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 Manitoba, big red flower. May ↔ August


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Allium schoenoprasum

Common name(s):

Chives.
Forb

Allium schoenoprasum – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, spherical umbrellas of wild onion inflorescences. May ↔ September


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Brassica napus

Common name(s):

Rapeseed.
Forb, Herb

Brassica napus – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, 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 Manitoba, delicate yellow flowers bloom. May ↔ October


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Prunus pensylvanica

Common name(s):

Pin cherry, Fire cherry, Bird cherry.
Tree-shrub

Prunus pensylvanica – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, flowering branch close-up. Late May ↔ June


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 Manitoba, flowering time is coming to an end. Late May ↔ Early June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Rhamnus cathartica

Common name(s):

Common buckthorn, European buckthorn, Dahurian buckthorn.
Tree-shrub

Rhamnus cathartica – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering. Late May ↔ Early June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix myrtillifolia

Common name(s):

Blueberry willow, Low blueberry willow, Tall blueberry willow.
Shrub

Salix myrtillifolia – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, Flowering shrub. June

Scientific name:

Salix fuscescens

Common name(s):

Alaska bog willow.
Shrub

Salix fuscescens – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, Flowering plant. June

Scientific name:

Salix glauca

Common name(s):

Grayleaf willow, Gray willow, Gray-leaved willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix glauca – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, flowering branches in white fluff. June

Scientific name:

Tilia americana

Common name(s):

American basswood, Basswood, Linden.
Tree

Tilia americana – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, Flowering linden twig. June ↔ Early July

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 Manitoba, willow at the beginning of flowering. June ↔ July

Scientific name:

Amorpha fruticosa

Common name(s):

Desert false indigo, False indigo-bush, Bastard indigobush, Indigo Bush.
Shrub

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

Scientific name:

Asclepias syriaca

Common name(s):

Сommon milkweed, Butterfly flower, Silkweed, Silky swallow-wort, Virginia silkweed.
Forb, Herb

Asclepias syriaca – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, pinkish-lilac, fragrant flowers, collected in large umbrella-shaped inflorescences. June ↔ August

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 Manitoba, the beginning of the flowering period. June ↔ August

Scientific name:

Echium vulgare

Common name(s):

Viper's bugloss, Blueweed, Blue thistle.
Forb, Herb

Echium vulgare – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, Flowering plant - a very valuable honey plant. June ↔ August

Scientific name:

Chamaenerion angustifolium

Common name(s):

Fireweed, Great willowherb, Rosebay willowherb, Saint Anthony's Laurel, French-willow.
Forb, Herb

Chamaenerion angustifolium – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, bright flowering stems in the sunshine. June ↔ September

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 Manitoba, Flowering plants. June ↔ September

Scientific name:

Borago officinalis

Common name(s):

Borage, Starflower, Common borage, Cool-tankard, Tailwort.
Forb, Herb

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

Scientific name:

Diervilla lonicera

Common name(s):

Northern bush honeysuckle, Bush-honeysuckle, Dwarf bush-honeysuckle, Herbe bleue.
Shrub

Diervilla lonicera – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, flowering branch. Early June ↔ Early July

Scientific name:

Rubus chamaemorus

Common name(s):

Cloudberry, Bake apple, Baked apple berry, Bakeapple, Nordic berry, Knotberry, Aqpik, Low-bush salmonberry, Averin, Evron.
Shrub, Forb

Rubus chamaemorus – description, flowering period and time in Manitoba, Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry, Bakeapple) blooming flowers of perfect form. Late June ↔ July

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 Manitoba,. Late June ↔ September