shed, and dense clusters of pinkish flowers at the ends of the branches. Tamarisk blooms in spring and summer and sometimes again in the fall after a rain. It is chiefly important in the arid southwest where it has become common along the canals and drainage ditches. The honey is amber and poorly flavored, no a table honey and often damages other honeys. However, in parts of Arizona it blooms in the summer when no other honey plants are available and the bees survive the summer in good condition by working it.
TIE-VINE, MORNING GLORY (Ipomoea trifida). Twining vines with 3-lobed leaves and pink, funnel-shaped flowers, 1 to 1½ inches across. They produce a light-colored honev of good quality in Oklahoma and Texas and probably adjacent states. (See CAMPANILLA.)
WATER-WILLOW, SWAMP LOOSESTRIFE (Decondon verticillatus). Slightly shrubby herbs up to 8 feet tall, with willow-like leaves several at a node, and reddish flowers in circular axillary clusters. In shallow swamps, or banks of streams from Canada south to Florida and Louisiana. Water-willow blooms in July and August. Harry Starnes, who has an apiary located near a large swampy area, reported a yield of 100 pounds per colony in Indiana.