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
Cercis orbiculata – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, Young leaves and pink flowers on a branch.
Scientific name:

Cercis orbiculata

Common name(s): California redbud, Western redbud, Arizona redbud, Judas tree, Cercis occidentalis.
Shrub-tree

Cercis orbiculata – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, Young leaves and pink flowers on a branch.
February ↔ June
Salix gooddingii – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, flowering tassels on a branch.
March ↔ April
Acer negundo – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
March ↔ May
Celtis laevigata – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, the beginning of flowering, branch.
March ↔ May
Acer glabrum – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, blooming flowers close-up.
Late March ↔ Early May
Salix lucida – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, One beautiful catkin, close up.
Late March ↔ June
Malus domestica – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, Flowers stuck to the apple tree branch.
April ↔ Early May
Acer grandidentatum – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, flowers close up.
April ↔ May
Crataegus douglasii – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, flowering branch.
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 Nevada, flowering branch.
April ↔ May
Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, delicate flowers.
Scientific name:

Salix exigua

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

Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, delicate flowers.
April ↔ May
Populus tremuloides – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, long catkins hanging from a branch.
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 Nevada, long catkins hanging from a branch.
April ↔ May
Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, flowering branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Salix lutea

Common name(s): Yellow willow.
Tree

Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, flowering branch close-up.
April ↔ June
Salix scouleriana – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, The plant is preparing to bloom, a picturesque landscape in the background.
April ↔ June
Prunus emarginata – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, Branch with beautiful flowers.
Scientific name:

Prunus emarginata

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

Prunus emarginata – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, Branch with beautiful flowers.
April ↔ June
Prunus andersonii – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, Flowers on a branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Prunus andersonii

Common name(s): Desert peach, Desert peachbush, Anderson peachbush, Wild almond.
Shrub

Prunus andersonii – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, Flowers on a branch close-up.
April ↔ July


May bloom now!
Salix bebbiana – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, Flowering plant.
April ↔ August


May bloom now!
Salix drummondiana – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, young willow inflorescences.
May
Astragalus – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, delicate flowers in a pine forest.
Scientific name:

Astragalus

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

Astragalus – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, delicate flowers in a pine forest.
May ↔ June
Salix boothii – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, Branch with catkins and green leaves.
May ↔ June
Salix lemmonii – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, close-up of inflorescences on a young branch.
May ↔ June
Robinia pseudoacacia – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, Branch with flowers.
May ↔ June
Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, flowers and leaves close-up.
May ↔ June
Rubus idaeus – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers.
May ↔ July


May bloom now!
Rhus glabra – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, big red flower.
May ↔ August


May bloom now!
Brassica napus – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, small delicate flowers.
Scientific name:

Brassica napus

Common name(s): Rapeseed.
Forb, Herb

Brassica napus – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, small delicate flowers.
May ↔ September


May bloom now!
Allium schoenoprasum – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, spherical umbrellas of wild onion inflorescences.
Scientific name:

Allium schoenoprasum

Common name(s): Chives.
Forb

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


May bloom now!
Sinapis arvensis – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, delicate yellow flowers bloom.
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 Nevada, delicate yellow flowers bloom.
May ↔ October


May bloom now!
Gleditsia triacanthos – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, branch with flowers.
Early May ↔ Late June
Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, flowering time is coming to an end.
Late May ↔ Early June
Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes.
June ↔ July


May bloom now!
Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, willow blooms.
Scientific name:

Salix geyeriana

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

Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, willow blooms.
June ↔ July


May bloom now!
Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, Branches with catkins and young green leaves.
June ↔ August


May bloom now!
Brassica rapa – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, the beginning of the flowering period.
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 Nevada, the beginning of the flowering period.
June ↔ August


May bloom now!
Rubus armeniacus – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar..
June ↔ August


May bloom now!
Cucumis melo – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, 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 Nevada, creeping melon stems with delicate yellow flowers.
June ↔ October


May bloom now!
Citrullus lanatus – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, Watermelon flower.
Scientific name:

Citrullus lanatus

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

Citrullus lanatus – description, flowering period and time in Nevada, Watermelon flower.
June ↔ October


May bloom now!
Cirsium arvense – description, flowering period and time in Nevada,.
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 Nevada,.
July ↔ August


May bloom now!