Terms of flowering honey plants in the USA and Canada

According to observations of naturalists and beekeepers.

Where are you?


Terms of flowering honey plants in the USA and Canada
Plant name Plant type Picture Flowering period
Cercis canadensis – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, blooming pink flowers of cercis canadensis.
Scientific name:

Cercis canadensis

Common name(s): Eastern redbud, Redbud, Cersis Reniformis.
Tree, Shrub

Cercis canadensis – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, blooming pink flowers of cercis canadensis.
February ↔ May


May bloom now!
Acer saccharinum – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, branch with flowers, early spring.
February ↔ May


May bloom now!
Malus angustifolia – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Flowers bloom at the same time as leaves appear.
Scientific name:

Malus angustifolia

Common name(s): American crab apple, Buncombe crab apple, Crabtree, Narrowleaf crab, Narrowleaf crab apple, Southern crab, Southern crab apple.
Tree, Shrub

Malus angustifolia – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Flowers bloom at the same time as leaves appear.
February ↔ May


May bloom now!
Ulmus americana – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, Spring branch with blooming flowers.
March ↔ Early April


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


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


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


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


May bloom now!
Ilex opaca – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Сloseup flowers.
Scientific name:

Ilex opaca

Common name(s): American holly, Dune holly, Hummock holly, Scrub holly.
Tree, Shrub

Ilex opaca – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Сloseup flowers.
April ↔ Early May


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


May bloom now!
Amelanchier arborea – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, delicate white flowers.
Scientific name:

Amelanchier arborea

Common name(s): Common serviceberry, Downy serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush, Shadblow, Sugarplum.
Tree, Shrub

Amelanchier arborea – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, delicate white flowers.
April ↔ May


May bloom now!
Malus coronaria – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, a branch dotted with pink flowers.
Scientific name:

Malus coronaria

Common name(s): Sweet crab apple, Garland crab, Alabama crab, Allegheny crab, American crab, Baltimore crab apple, Buncombe crab, Dawson crab, Dunbar crab, Fragrant crab, Garland tree, Lanceleaf crab apple, Missouri crab, Sweet-scented crab, Sweet wild crab, Wild crab, Wild sweet crab, Wild Crab Apple.
Tree-shrub

Malus coronaria – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, a branch dotted with pink flowers.
April ↔ May


May bloom now!
Prunus americana – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, The branch is blooming.
April ↔ May


May bloom now!
Acer saccharum – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, branches strewn with flowers.
Scientific name:

Acer saccharum

Common name(s): Sugar maple, Rock maple, Hard maple.
Tree

Acer saccharum – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, branches strewn with flowers.
April ↔ May


May bloom now!
Prunus cerasus – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, flowers close-up..
April ↔ May


May bloom now!
Liriodendron tulipifera – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, bright tuliptree flower on a branch.
Scientific name:

Liriodendron tulipifera

Common name(s): Tuliptree, Blue-poplar, Tulip-poplar, Yellow-poplar, Yellow wood.
Tree

Liriodendron tulipifera – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, bright tuliptree flower on a branch.
April ↔ June


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


May bloom now!
Acer rubrum – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, flowers on a branch closeup.
Scientific name:

Acer rubrum

Common name(s): Red maple, Scarlet maple.
Tree

Acer rubrum – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, flowers on a branch closeup.
Late April ↔ Early May


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


May bloom now!
Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, flowering branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Salix lutea

Common name(s): Yellow willow.
Tree

Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, flowering branch close-up.
Late April ↔ Early June


May bloom now!
Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, flowers and leaves close-up.
May
Catalpa speciosa – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, flowers on a branch closeup.
Scientific name:

Catalpa speciosa

Common name(s): Northern catalpa, Hardy catalpa, Western catalpa, Cigar tree, Catawba-tree, Bois chavanon.
Tree

Catalpa speciosa – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, flowers on a branch closeup.
May ↔ June
Rhamnus cathartica – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering.
May ↔ June
Rubus laciniatus – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, beautiful flowers on a branch.
May ↔ June
Robinia pseudoacacia – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, Branch with flowers.
May ↔ June
Viburnum prunifolium – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Sweet haw (Viburnum prunifolium) branch with flowers.
Scientific name:

Viburnum prunifolium

Common name(s): Blackhaw, Black haw, Blackhaw viburnum, Sweet haw, Stag bush, Smooth Blackhaw Viburnum, Stagbush, Viburnum bushii.
Shrub, Tree

Viburnum prunifolium – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Sweet haw (Viburnum prunifolium) branch with flowers.
May ↔ June
Malus ioensis – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Flowering branches of a plant on a background of blue sky.
Scientific name:

Malus ioensis

Common name(s): Bechel crab, Crab apple, Iowa crab, Iowa crab apple, Prairie crab, Prairie crab apple.
Tree, Shrub

Malus ioensis – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Flowering branches of a plant on a background of blue sky.
May ↔ June
Rubus idaeus – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers.
May ↔ July
Rhus glabra – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, big red flower.
May ↔ August
Gleditsia triacanthos – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, branch with flowers.
Early May ↔ Late June
Aronia melanocarpa – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Black chokeberry - flowers on the branch .
Scientific name:

Aronia melanocarpa

Common name(s): Black chokeberry, Rowan, Mountain Ash, Sorbus.
Tree, Shrub

Aronia melanocarpa – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Black chokeberry - flowers on the branch .
Late May ↔ Early June
Prunus serotina – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Black cherry flowering branch.
Scientific name:

Prunus serotina

Common name(s): Black cherry, Wild black cherry, Rum cherry, Mountain black cherry, Wild cherry.
Tree

Prunus serotina – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Black cherry flowering branch.
Late May ↔ Early June
Tilia americana – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Flowering linden twig.
Scientific name:

Tilia americana

Common name(s): American basswood, Basswood, Linden.
Tree

Tilia americana – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Flowering linden twig.
Late May ↔ Early July
Rubus armeniacus – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar..
June ↔ August
Cucumis sativus – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, A large, yellow beautiful flower..
Scientific name:

Cucumis sativus

Common name(s): Cucumber, Cetriolo, Gherkin.
Forb-herb, Vine

Cucumis sativus – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, A large, yellow beautiful flower..
June ↔ September
Cucumis melo – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, creeping melon stems with delicate yellow flowers.
June ↔ October
Citrullus lanatus – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Watermelon flower.
Scientific name:

Citrullus lanatus

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

Citrullus lanatus – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, Watermelon flower.
June ↔ October
Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, flowering time is coming to an end.
June
Aralia spinosa – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, flowers are waiting for bees.
Scientific name:

Aralia spinosa

Common name(s): Devil's walkingstick, Prickly ash, Hercules club, Angelica tree, Prickly elder, Pick tree, Toothache tree, Shotbush.
Tree, Shrub

Aralia spinosa – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, flowers are waiting for bees.
July ↔ August
Cephalanthus occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in Missouri, 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 Missouri, peculiar flowers.
July ↔ August