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:

Ulmus americana

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

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

Common name(s): Armenian plum, Ansu apricot, Siberian apricot, Tibetan apricot, Apricot tree.
Tree

Prunus armeniaca – description, flowering period and time in Montana, soft pink fragrant flowers. March ↔ April
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 Montana, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves. March ↔ May
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Pyrus communis

Common name(s): European pear, Common pear.
Tree

Pyrus communis – description, flowering period and time in Montana, Pear blossoms in white, inflorescence closeup. March ↔ May
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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 Montana, blooming flowers close-up. Late March ↔ Early May
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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 Montana, One beautiful catkin, close up. Late March ↔ June
Scientific name:

Salix exigua

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

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

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

Prunus americana – description, flowering period and time in Montana, The branch is blooming. April ↔ May
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Acer grandidentatum

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

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

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

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

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

Prunus emarginata – description, flowering period and time in Montana, Branch with beautiful flowers. April ↔ June
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Prunus pumila

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

Prunus pumila – description, flowering period and time in Montana, Young, only blossoming and already blossoming flowers on a branch with green foliage.. April ↔ June
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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 Montana, Flowering plant. April ↔ June
Scientific name:

Salix scouleriana

Common name(s): Scouler's willow, Upland willow.
Tree-shrub

Salix scouleriana – description, flowering period and time in Montana, The plant is preparing to bloom, a picturesque landscape in the background. April ↔ June
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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 Montana, Flowering plant, contrasting background. Late April ↔ Early May
Scientific name:

Malus domestica

Common name(s): Pyrus pumila, Malus pumila, Apple.
Tree

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

Acer platanoides

Common name(s): Norway maple.
Tree

Acer platanoides – description, flowering period and time in Montana, the beginning of the flowering period. Flowers bloom and secrete nectar. Late April ↔ Early June
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 Montana, Rubus ursinus (California blackberry) beautiful flowers bloomed. Late April ↔ Early July
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Salix amygdaloides

Common name(s): Peachleaf willow, Peach leaf willow.
Tree-shrub

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

Common name(s): Drummond's willow, Beautiful willow, Blue willow.
Shrub

Salix drummondiana – description, flowering period and time in Montana, young willow inflorescences. May
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Salix lemmonii

Common name(s): Lemmon's willow, Lemmon willow.
Shrub

Salix lemmonii – description, flowering period and time in Montana, close-up of inflorescences on a young branch. May ↔ June
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Salix planifolia

Common name(s): Diamondleaf willow, Planeleaf willow.
Shrub

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

Common name(s): Booth's willow.
Shrub

Salix boothii – description, flowering period and time in Montana, Branch with catkins and green leaves. May ↔ June
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 Montana, Branch with flowers. May ↔ June
Scientific name:

Rhamnus cathartica

Common name(s): Common buckthorn, European buckthorn, Dahurian buckthorn.
Tree-shrub

Rhamnus cathartica – description, flowering period and time in Montana, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering. May ↔ June
Scientific name:

Astragalus

Common name(s): Milkvetch, Locoweed, Goat's-thorn.
Herb, Shrub

Astragalus – description, flowering period and time in Montana, delicate flowers in a pine forest. May ↔ June
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 Montana, long catkins hanging from a branch. May ↔ June
Scientific name:

Rubus laciniatus

Common name(s): Cutleaf blackberry, Evergreen blackberry, Slashed blackberry.
Shrub

Rubus laciniatus – description, flowering period and time in Montana, beautiful flowers on a branch. May ↔ July
Scientific name:

Salix lutea

Common name(s): Yellow willow.
Tree

Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Montana, flowering branch close-up. May ↔ August
Scientific name:

Salix geyeriana

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

Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in Montana, willow blooms. May ↔ August
Scientific name:

Allium schoenoprasum

Common name(s): Chives.
Forb

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


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Scientific name:

Brassica napus

Common name(s): Rapeseed.
Forb, Herb

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


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 Montana, the beginning of the flowering season, buds bloom. May
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 Montana, branch with flowers. Early May ↔ Late June
Scientific name:

Prunus pensylvanica

Common name(s): Pin cherry, Fire cherry, Bird cherry.
Tree-shrub

Prunus pensylvanica – description, flowering period and time in Montana, flowering branch close-up. Late May ↔ June
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 Montana,. Late May ↔ August
Scientific name:

Prunus virginiana

Common name(s): Chokecherry, Western chokecherry, Common chokecherry, Black chokecherry.
Tree-shrub

Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in Montana, flowering time is coming to an end. Late May ↔ Early 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 Montana, flowering branches in white fluff. June
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 Montana, willow at the beginning of flowering. June ↔ July
Scientific name:

Rubus parviflorus

Common name(s): Thimbleberry, Western thimbleberry.
Shrub

Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in Montana, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes. June ↔ July
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Rubus armeniacus

Common name(s): Himalayan blackberry, Rubus discolor, Rubus procerus.
Shrub

Rubus armeniacus – description, flowering period and time in Montana, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar.. June ↔ August
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 Montana, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers. 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 Montana, Flowering plant - a very valuable honey plant. June ↔ August
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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 Montana, the beginning of the flowering period. June ↔ August
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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 Montana, pinkish-lilac, fragrant flowers, collected in large umbrella-shaped inflorescences. June ↔ August
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 Montana, Flowering plants. June ↔ September


May bloom now!
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 Montana, bright flowering stems in the sunshine. June ↔ September


May bloom now!
Scientific name:

Borago officinalis

Common name(s): Borage, Starflower, Common borage, Cool-tankard, Tailwort.
Forb, Herb

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


May bloom now!
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 Montana, creeping melon stems with delicate yellow flowers. June ↔ October


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 Montana, big red flower. July
Scientific name:

Hyssopus officinalis

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

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


May bloom now!