Terms of flowering honey plants in the USA and Canada

According to observations of naturalists and beekeepers.

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Common name:

Planeleaf willow

Scientific name: Salix planifolia.
Other common name(s): Diamondleaf willow.
Life form: Shrub.
Flowering time: no data.
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NECTAR PRODUCTION: 
No data
 
SOURCE FOR HONEY BEES:
Minor

General distribution:

Diamondleaf willow grows from the southern Yukon Territory south to California and New Mexico, and east across boreal Canada to eastern Canada and New England. It is restricted to mountainous terrain in the western United States.


Botanical description:

Diamondleaf willow is a small-to-medium-sized deciduous shrub. The bark is gray and smooth. The flowers occur in about 1- to 2-inch-long (2.5 cm), erect catkins on the previous year's twigs.


Seasonal development:

Diamondleaf willow flowers appear in the spring before or sometimes with the leaves.


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