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
Acer saccharinum – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, branch with flowers, early spring.
February ↔ April
Cercis canadensis – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, blooming pink flowers of cercis canadensis.
February ↔ May
Salix gooddingii – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, flowering tassels on a branch.
March ↔ April
Prunus serotina – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, Black cherry flowering branch.
March ↔ April
Celtis laevigata – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, the beginning of flowering, branch.
March ↔ May
Pyrus communis – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, Pear blossoms in white, inflorescence closeup.
March ↔ May
Acer negundo – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
March ↔ May
Ungnadia speciosa – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, Flowers on a branch begin to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
Scientific name:

Ungnadia speciosa

Common name(s): Mexican buckeye, Texas buckeye, Canyon buckeye, Spanish buckeye, New Mexican buckeye, New Mexico buckeye, False buckeye, Monillo, Monilla.
Tree, Shrub

Ungnadia speciosa – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, Flowers on a branch begin to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
March ↔ June
Acer glabrum – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, blooming flowers close-up.
Late March ↔ Early May
Salix lucida – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, One beautiful catkin, close up.
Late March ↔ June
Acer grandidentatum – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, flowers close up.
April
Celtis occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, the beginning of the flowering season, buds bloom.
April
Malus domestica – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, Flowers stuck to the apple tree branch.
April ↔ Early May
Prunus cerasus – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, flowers close-up..
April ↔ May
Prunus americana – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, The branch is blooming.
April ↔ May
Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, delicate flowers.
Scientific name:

Salix exigua

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

Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, delicate flowers.
April ↔ May
Populus tremuloides – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, long catkins hanging from a branch.
April ↔ May
Salix scouleriana – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, The plant is preparing to bloom, a picturesque landscape in the background.
April ↔ June
Prunus emarginata – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, Branch with beautiful flowers.
Scientific name:

Prunus emarginata

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

Prunus emarginata – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, Branch with beautiful flowers.
April ↔ June
Salix bebbiana – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, Flowering plant.
April ↔ August


May bloom now!
Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, flowers and leaves close-up.
May
Salix drummondiana – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, young willow inflorescences.
May
Salix boothii – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, Branch with catkins and green leaves.
May ↔ June
Robinia pseudoacacia – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, Branch with flowers.
May ↔ June
Astragalus – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, delicate flowers in a pine forest.
May ↔ June
Rubus idaeus – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers.
May ↔ July


May bloom now!
Salix monticola – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, Flowering plant, beautiful colors.
May ↔ July


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


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

Brassica napus

Common name(s): Rapeseed.
Forb, Herb

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


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


May bloom now!
Gleditsia triacanthos – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, branch with flowers.
Early May ↔ Late June
Asclepias tuberosa – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, Closeup showing unopened, opening, and fully opened flower buds.
Scientific name:

Asclepias tuberosa

Common name(s): Butterflyweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Orange Milkweed, Pleurisy Root, Chigger Flower, Canada root, Fluxroot, Indian paintbrush, Indian posy, Orange root, Orange Swallow-wort, Tuber root, Yellow milkweed, White-root, Windroot, Butterfly love.
Forb, Herb

Asclepias tuberosa – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, Closeup showing unopened, opening, and fully opened flower buds.
Late May ↔ Early September


May bloom now!
Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, flowering time is coming to an end.
Late May ↔ Early June
Salix glauca – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, flowering branches in white fluff.
June
Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, willow blooms.
Scientific name:

Salix geyeriana

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

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


May bloom now!
Salix brachycarpa – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, willow at the beginning of flowering.
June ↔ July


May bloom now!
Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes.
June ↔ July


May bloom now!
Amorpha fruticosa – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, small flowers collected in thick long brushes.
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 New Mexico, small flowers collected in thick long brushes.
June ↔ July


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


May bloom now!
Echium vulgare – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico, Flowering plant - a very valuable honey plant.
Scientific name:

Echium vulgare

Common name(s): Viper's bugloss, Blueweed, Blue thistle.
Forb, Herb

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


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


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


May bloom now!
Cirsium arvense – description, flowering period and time in New Mexico,.
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 New Mexico,.
June ↔ September


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


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

Citrullus lanatus

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

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


May bloom now!