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 rubrum – description, flowering period and time in Texas, flowers on a branch closeup.
Scientific name:

Acer rubrum

Common name(s): Red maple, Scarlet maple.
Tree

Acer rubrum – description, flowering period and time in Texas, flowers on a branch closeup.
February
Ulmus americana – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, Spring branch with blooming flowers.
February ↔ Early March
Salix nigra – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Earrings and green leaves on a branch.
Scientific name:

Salix nigra

Common name(s): Black willow, Swamp willow, Southwestern black willow, Gulf black willow, Scythe-leaved willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix nigra – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Earrings and green leaves on a branch.
February ↔ March
Acer saccharinum – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, branch with flowers, early spring.
February ↔ April
Cercis canadensis – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, blooming pink flowers of cercis canadensis.
February ↔ May
Malus angustifolia – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Flowers bloom at the same time as leaves appear.
Scientific name:

Malus angustifolia

Common name(s): American crab apple, Buncombe crab apple, Crabtree, Narrowleaf crab, Narrowleaf crab apple, Southern crab, Southern crab apple.
Tree, Shrub

Malus angustifolia – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Flowers bloom at the same time as leaves appear.
February ↔ May
Aronia arbutifolia – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Plant begins to bloom.
Scientific name:

Aronia arbutifolia

Common name(s): Red chokeberry.
Shrub

Aronia arbutifolia – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Plant begins to bloom.
February ↔ May
Amelanchier arborea – description, flowering period and time in Texas, delicate white flowers.
Scientific name:

Amelanchier arborea

Common name(s): Common serviceberry, Downy serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush, Shadblow, Sugarplum.
Tree, Shrub

Amelanchier arborea – description, flowering period and time in Texas, delicate white flowers.
March
Salix gooddingii – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, flowering tassels on a branch.
March ↔ April
Prunus serotina – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, Black cherry flowering branch.
March ↔ April
Acer grandidentatum – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, flowers close up.
March ↔ April
Acer negundo – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
March ↔ May
Robinia pseudoacacia – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, Branch with flowers.
March ↔ May
Celtis laevigata – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, the beginning of flowering, branch.
March ↔ May
Pyrus communis – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, Pear blossoms in white, inflorescence closeup.
March ↔ May
Ungnadia speciosa – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, Flowers on a branch begin to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves.
March ↔ June
Celtis occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, the beginning of the flowering season, buds bloom.
April
Ilex opaca – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Сloseup flowers.
Scientific name:

Ilex opaca

Common name(s): American holly, Dune holly, Hummock holly, Scrub holly.
Tree, Shrub

Ilex opaca – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Сloseup flowers.
April ↔ Early May
Malus domestica – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, Flowers stuck to the apple tree branch.
April ↔ Early May
Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in Texas, delicate flowers.
Scientific name:

Salix exigua

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

Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in Texas, delicate flowers.
April ↔ May
Populus tremuloides – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, long catkins hanging from a branch.
April ↔ May
Vaccinium corymbosum – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) flowers closeup.
Scientific name:

Vaccinium corymbosum

Common name(s): Highbush blueberry, High-bush blueberry, Northern highbush blueberry, Tall blueberry, Rabbiteye blueberry, Blue huckleberry, Tall huckleberry, Swamp huckleberry, High blueberry, Swamp blueberry.
Shrub

Vaccinium corymbosum – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) flowers closeup.
April ↔ June
Liriodendron tulipifera – description, flowering period and time in Texas, bright tuliptree flower on a branch.
Scientific name:

Liriodendron tulipifera

Common name(s): Tuliptree, Blue-poplar, Tulip-poplar, Yellow-poplar, Yellow wood.
Tree

Liriodendron tulipifera – description, flowering period and time in Texas, bright tuliptree flower on a branch.
April ↔ June
Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, flowers and leaves close-up.
May
Malus ioensis – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, Flowering branches of a plant on a background of blue sky.
May ↔ June
Viburnum prunifolium – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Sweet haw (Viburnum prunifolium) branch with flowers.
Scientific name:

Viburnum prunifolium

Common name(s): Blackhaw, Black haw, Blackhaw viburnum, Sweet haw, Stag bush, Smooth Blackhaw Viburnum, Stagbush, Viburnum bushii.
Shrub, Tree

Viburnum prunifolium – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Sweet haw (Viburnum prunifolium) branch with flowers.
May ↔ June
Catalpa speciosa – description, flowering period and time in Texas, flowers on a branch closeup.
Scientific name:

Catalpa speciosa

Common name(s): Northern catalpa, Hardy catalpa, Western catalpa, Cigar tree, Catawba-tree, Bois chavanon.
Tree

Catalpa speciosa – description, flowering period and time in Texas, flowers on a branch closeup.
May ↔ June
Ajuga reptans – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Stems, leaves and flowers.
Scientific name:

Ajuga reptans

Common name(s): Bugle, Blue bugle, Bugleherb, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Carpet bugleweed, Common bugle, St. Lawrence plant.
Forb-herb

Ajuga reptans – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Stems, leaves and flowers.
May ↔ June
Astragalus – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, delicate flowers in a pine forest.
May ↔ June
Rhus glabra – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, big red flower.
May ↔ August


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


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


May bloom now!
Tilia americana – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Flowering linden twig.
Scientific name:

Tilia americana

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

Tilia americana – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Flowering linden twig.
Late May ↔ Early July


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


May bloom now!
Asclepias syriaca – description, flowering period and time in Texas, pinkish-lilac, fragrant flowers, collected in large umbrella-shaped inflorescences.
Scientific name:

Asclepias syriaca

Common name(s): Сommon milkweed, Butterfly flower, Silkweed, Silky swallow-wort, Virginia silkweed.
Forb, Herb

Asclepias syriaca – description, flowering period and time in Texas, pinkish-lilac, fragrant flowers, collected in large umbrella-shaped inflorescences.
June ↔ August


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


May bloom now!
Echium vulgare – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, Flowering plant - a very valuable honey plant.
June ↔ August


May bloom now!
Salsola kali – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Flowering bushes, blurred background.
Scientific name:

Salsola kali

Common name(s): Russian thistle, Tumbleweed, Prickly saltwort.
Forb

Salsola kali – description, flowering period and time in Texas, Flowering bushes, blurred background.
June ↔ August


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


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

Citrullus lanatus

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

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


May bloom now!
Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in Texas, 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 Texas, flowering time is coming to an end.
June
Cephalanthus occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in Texas, peculiar flowers.
Scientific name:

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common name(s): Common buttonbush, Buttonball, Buttonbush, Button willow, Riverbush, Honey-bells.
Shrub, Tree

Cephalanthus occidentalis – description, flowering period and time in Texas, peculiar flowers.
July ↔ August


May bloom now!
Aralia spinosa – description, flowering period and time in Texas, flowers are waiting for bees.
Scientific name:

Aralia spinosa

Common name(s): Devil's walkingstick, Prickly ash, Hercules club, Angelica tree, Prickly elder, Pick tree, Toothache tree, Shotbush.
Tree, Shrub

Aralia spinosa – description, flowering period and time in Texas, flowers are waiting for bees.
July ↔ August


May bloom now!