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 South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, branch with flowers, early spring.
February ↔ May


May bloom now!
Ulmus americana – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, Spring branch with blooming flowers.
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 South Dakota, Spring branch with blooming flowers.
March ↔ Early April


May bloom now!
Acer negundo – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
March ↔ May


May bloom now!
Acer glabrum – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, blooming flowers close-up.
Late March ↔ Early May


May bloom now!
Salix lucida – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, One beautiful catkin, close up.
Late March ↔ June


May bloom now!
Malus domestica – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, Flowers stuck to the apple tree branch.
April ↔ May
Crataegus douglasii – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, flowering branch.
April ↔ May
Acer saccharum – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, branches strewn with flowers.
Scientific name:

Acer saccharum

Common name(s): Sugar maple, Rock maple, Hard maple.
Tree

Acer saccharum – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, branches strewn with flowers.
April ↔ May
Prunus americana – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, The branch is blooming.
April ↔ May
Prunus pumila – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, Young, only blossoming and already blossoming flowers on a branch with green foliage..
Scientific name:

Prunus pumila

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

Prunus pumila – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, Young, only blossoming and already blossoming flowers on a branch with green foliage..
April ↔ June
Salix scouleriana – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, The plant is preparing to bloom, a picturesque landscape in the background.
April ↔ June
Salix bebbiana – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, Flowering plant.
April ↔ June
Salix discolor – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, Flowering plant, contrasting background.
Scientific name:

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 South Dakota, Flowering plant, contrasting background.
Late April ↔ Early May
Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, flowering branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Salix lutea

Common name(s): Yellow willow.
Tree

Salix lutea – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, flowering branch close-up.
Late April ↔ Early June
Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, flowers and leaves close-up.
May
Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, Branches with catkins and young green leaves.
May
Celtis occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, the beginning of the flowering season, buds bloom.
May
Robinia pseudoacacia – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, Branch with flowers.
May ↔ June
Rhamnus cathartica – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering.
Scientific name:

Rhamnus cathartica

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

Rhamnus cathartica – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, young flowers on a branch, the beginning of flowering.
May ↔ June
Malus ioensis – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, Flowering branches of a plant on a background of blue sky.
Scientific name:

Malus ioensis

Common name(s): Bechel crab, Crab apple, Iowa crab, Iowa crab apple, Prairie crab, Prairie crab apple.
Tree, Shrub

Malus ioensis – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, Flowering branches of a plant on a background of blue sky.
May ↔ June
Rubus idaeus – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers.
May ↔ July
Rhus glabra – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, big red flower.
May ↔ August
Gleditsia triacanthos – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, branch with flowers.
Early May ↔ Late June
Prunus pensylvanica – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, flowering branch close-up.
Scientific name:

Prunus pensylvanica

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

Prunus pensylvanica – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, flowering branch close-up.
Late May ↔ June
Tilia americana – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, Flowering linden twig.
Scientific name:

Tilia americana

Common name(s): American basswood, Basswood, Linden.
Tree

Tilia americana – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, Flowering linden twig.
Late May ↔ Early July
Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes.
June ↔ July
Agastache foeniculum – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, Flowering plants.
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 South Dakota, Flowering plants.
June ↔ September
Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, flowering time is coming to an end.
June