Terms of flowering honey plants in the USA and Canada

According to observations of naturalists and beekeepers.

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Scientific name:

Salix planifolia

Common name(s):

Diamondleaf willow, Planeleaf willow.

Life form:

Shrub.

Flowering time:

no data.

Flowering period

in Utah for this plant is: JuneAugust.

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.

Map of distribution and habitat in USA

This plant is present in at least 29 states/provinces in this country.

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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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