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 Washington for this plant is: MayJune.

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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Sinapis arvensis (aka: Charlock mustard, California rape, Charlock, Corn mustard, Canola, Kaber mustard, Rapeseed mustard)

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Echium vulgare (aka: Viper's bugloss, Blueweed, Blue thistle)

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Rubus armeniacus (aka: Himalayan blackberry, Rubus discolor, Rubus procerus)

Agastache foeniculum (aka: Giant hyssop, Blue giant hyssop, Anise hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, Lavender giant hyssop)

Chamaenerion angustifolium (aka: Fireweed, Great willowherb, Rosebay willowherb, Saint Anthony's Laurel, French-willow)

Cucumis melo (aka: Cantaloupe, Rockmelon, Sweet melon, Spanspek, Honeydew melon, Honeymelon, Crenshaw, Casaba)

Borago officinalis (aka: Borage, Starflower, Common borage, Cool-tankard, Tailwort)

Cirsium arvense (aka: 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)

Calluna vulgaris (aka: Heather, Scotch heather, Common heather, Ling, Simply heather)