Terms of flowering honey plants in the USA and Canada

According to observations of naturalists and beekeepers.

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Scientific name:

Salix gooddingii

Life form:

Tree, Shrub.

Flowering time:

no data.

Flowering period

in New Mexico for this plant is: MarchApril.

NECTAR PRODUCTION: 
No data
 
SOURCE FOR HONEY BEES:
Minor

General distribution:

Goodding's willow is distributed from northern California to western Colorado and south to southern California and Texas. It is also found in river valleys of northern Mexico.

Map of distribution and habitat in USA

This plant is present in at least 7 states/provinces in this country.

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Botanical description:

Goodding's willow is a fast-growing, deciduous, dioecious, native shrub or tree. It attains a height of 20 to 60 feet (6-18 m) and has an average d.b.h. of 30 inches (76.2 cm). Leaves are 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) long; female catkins are 1.5 to 3.2 inches (4-8 cm) long. Fruits are capsular. The bark of Goodding's willow is thick, rough, and deeply furrowed.

Seasonal development:

Catkins of Goodding's willow appear in early March. Seeds ripen and are dispersed in early spring.


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