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

Scientific name:

Acer saccharinum

Common name(s):

Silver maple, Soft maple.
Tree

Acer saccharinum – description, flowering period and time in Washington, branch with flowers, early spring. February ↔ May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Pyrus communis

Common name(s):

European pear, Common pear.
Tree

Pyrus communis – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Pear blossoms in white, inflorescence closeup. March ↔ May


May bloom now!

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 Washington, the beginning of flowering, branch. March ↔ May


May bloom now!

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 Washington, this plant begins to bloom simultaneously with the appearance of leaves. March ↔ May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Rubus spectabilis

Common name(s):

Salmonberry.
Shrub-liana

Rubus spectabilis – description, flowering period and time in Washington, branch with scarlet big flowers. March ↔ June


May bloom now!

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 Washington, blooming flowers close-up. Late March ↔ Early May


May bloom now!

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 Washington, One beautiful catkin, close up. Late March ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix exigua

Common name(s):

Narrowleaf willow, Coyote willow.
Shrub-tree

Salix exigua – description, flowering period and time in Washington, delicate flowers. April ↔ May


May bloom now!

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 Washington, The branch is blooming. April ↔ May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Acer grandidentatum

Common name(s):

Bigtooth maple, Canyon maple, Western sugar maple.
Tree-shrub

Acer grandidentatum – description, flowering period and time in Washington, flowers close up. April ↔ May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Prunus cerasus

Common name(s):

Sour cherry, Tart cherry, Dwarf cherry, Montmorency cherry.
Tree

Prunus cerasus – description, flowering period and time in Washington, flowers close-up.. April ↔ May


May bloom now!

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 Washington, flowering branch. April ↔ May


May bloom now!

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 Washington, long catkins hanging from a branch. April ↔ May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix scouleriana

Common name(s):

Scouler's willow, Upland willow.
Tree-shrub

Salix scouleriana – description, flowering period and time in Washington, The plant is preparing to bloom, a picturesque landscape in the background. April ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Acer circinatum

Common name(s):

Vine maple.
Tree, Shrub

Acer circinatum – description, flowering period and time in Washington, the beginning of flowering. April ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Prunus emarginata

Common name(s):

Bitter cherry.
Tree, Shrub

Prunus emarginata – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Branch with beautiful flowers. April ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Malus fusca

Common name(s):

Oregon crab, Oregon crab apple, Pacific crab apple, Western crab apple.
Tree, Shrub

Malus fusca – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Branch of a plant with green leaves and white flowers.. April ↔ Early July


May bloom now!

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 Washington, Flowering plant. April ↔ August


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Acer macrophyllum

Common name(s):

Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple, Oregon maple.
Tree

Acer macrophyllum – description, flowering period and time in Washington, plant flowers bloom along with leaves. Late April ↔ Early May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Malus domestica

Common name(s):

Pyrus pumila, Malus pumila, Apple.
Tree

Malus domestica – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Flowers stuck to the apple tree branch. Late April ↔ May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Acer platanoides

Common name(s):

Norway maple.
Tree

Acer platanoides – description, flowering period and time in Washington, the beginning of the flowering period. Flowers bloom and secrete nectar. Late April ↔ Early June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Rubus ursinus

Common name(s):

California blackberry, California dewberry, California grapeleaf dewberry, Douglasberry, Pacific blackberry.
Shrub

Rubus ursinus – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Rubus ursinus (California blackberry) beautiful flowers bloomed. Late April ↔ Early July


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix drummondiana

Common name(s):

Drummond's willow, Beautiful willow, Blue willow.
Shrub

Salix drummondiana – description, flowering period and time in Washington, young willow inflorescences. May


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix lemmonii

Common name(s):

Lemmon's willow, Lemmon willow.
Shrub

Salix lemmonii – description, flowering period and time in Washington, close-up of inflorescences on a young branch. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix planifolia

Common name(s):

Diamondleaf willow, Planeleaf willow.
Shrub

Salix planifolia – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Branches with catkins and young green leaves. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix boothii

Common name(s):

Booth's willow.
Shrub

Salix boothii – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Branch with catkins and green leaves. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix amygdaloides

Common name(s):

Peachleaf willow, Peach leaf willow.
Tree-shrub

Salix amygdaloides – description, flowering period and time in Washington, flowers and leaves close-up. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

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 Washington, Branch with flowers. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

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 Washington, Stems, leaves and flowers. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Astragalus

Common name(s):

Milkvetch, Locoweed, Goat's-thorn.
Herb, Shrub

Astragalus – description, flowering period and time in Washington, delicate flowers in a pine forest. May ↔ June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Rubus laciniatus

Common name(s):

Cutleaf blackberry, Evergreen blackberry, Slashed blackberry.
Shrub

Rubus laciniatus – description, flowering period and time in Washington, beautiful flowers on a branch. May ↔ July


May bloom now!

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 Washington, big red flower. May ↔ August


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix geyeriana

Common name(s):

Geyer willow, Silver willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix geyeriana – description, flowering period and time in Washington, willow blooms. May ↔ August


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Brassica napus

Common name(s):

Rapeseed.
Forb, Herb

Brassica napus – description, flowering period and time in Washington, small delicate flowers. May ↔ September


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Allium schoenoprasum

Common name(s):

Chives.
Forb

Allium schoenoprasum – description, flowering period and time in Washington, spherical umbrellas of wild onion inflorescences. May ↔ September


May bloom now!

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 Washington, delicate yellow flowers bloom. May ↔ October


May bloom now!

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 Washington, Black cherry flowering branch. Late May ↔ Late June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Calendula officinalis

Common name(s):

Marigold, Calendula, Pot marigold, English marigold.
Forb, Herb

Calendula officinalis – description, flowering period and time in Washington, bright orange flowers. Late May ↔ September


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Prunus virginiana

Common name(s):

Chokecherry, Western chokecherry, Common chokecherry, Black chokecherry.
Tree-shrub

Prunus virginiana – description, flowering period and time in Washington, flowering time is coming to an end. Late May ↔ Early June


May bloom now!

Scientific name:

Salix glauca

Common name(s):

Grayleaf willow, Gray willow, Gray-leaved willow.
Tree, Shrub

Salix glauca – description, flowering period and time in Washington, flowering branches in white fluff. June

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 Washington, Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) flowers closeup. June

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 Washington, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) little flowers. June ↔ July

Scientific name:

Rubus parviflorus

Common name(s):

Thimbleberry, Western thimbleberry.
Shrub

Rubus parviflorus – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) white flowers towering above the bushes. June ↔ July

Scientific name:

Salix brachycarpa

Common name(s):

Shortfruit willow, Barren-ground willow, Small-fruit sand dune willow, Small-fruit willow.
Shrub

Salix brachycarpa – description, flowering period and time in Washington, willow at the beginning of flowering. June ↔ July

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 Washington, small flowers collected in thick long brushes. June ↔ July

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 Washington, the beginning of the flowering period. June ↔ August

Scientific name:

Echium vulgare

Common name(s):

Viper's bugloss, Blueweed, Blue thistle.
Forb, Herb

Echium vulgare – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Flowering plant - a very valuable honey plant. June ↔ August

Scientific name:

Salsola kali

Common name(s):

Russian thistle, Tumbleweed, Prickly saltwort.
Forb

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

Scientific name:

Rubus armeniacus

Common name(s):

Himalayan blackberry, Rubus discolor, Rubus procerus.
Shrub

Rubus armeniacus – description, flowering period and time in Washington, Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry) branch with flowers. Bumblebee collects nectar.. June ↔ August

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 Washington, Flowering plants. June ↔ September

Scientific name:

Chamaenerion angustifolium

Common name(s):

Fireweed, Great willowherb, Rosebay willowherb, Saint Anthony's Laurel, French-willow.
Forb, Herb

Chamaenerion angustifolium – description, flowering period and time in Washington, bright flowering stems in the sunshine. June ↔ September

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 Washington, creeping melon stems with delicate yellow flowers. June ↔ October

Scientific name:

Borago officinalis

Common name(s):

Borage, Starflower, Common borage, Cool-tankard, Tailwort.
Forb, Herb

Borago officinalis – description, flowering period and time in Washington, the bee collects pollen. June ↔ October

Scientific name:

Cirsium arvense

Common name(s):

Creeping Thistle, Canada thistle, Field thistle, California thistle, Lettuce from hell thistle, Corn thistle, Cursed thistle, Green thistle, Hard thistle, Perennial thistle, Prickly thistle, Small-flowered thistle, Way thistle, Stinger-needles.
Forb, Herb

Cirsium arvense – description, flowering period and time in Washington,. Late June ↔ Early October

Scientific name:

Calluna vulgaris

Common name(s):

Heather, Scotch heather, Common heather, Ling, Simply heather.
Shrub

Calluna vulgaris – description, flowering period and time in Washington, evergreen flowering shrub. July ↔ November