Category: bee plants

Summer flower 4: Staghorn sumac

Tweet  Family: Anacardiaceae Genus: Rhus Species: R. typhina Common name: Staghorn sumac ZBAS: 8 I just noticed that this flower is… read more Summer flower 4: Staghorn sumac

Summer flower 1: Do bees forage on cattails?

Tweet FamilyTyphaceaeGenusTyphaSpeciesT. latifolia ZBAS*0.5 (Michigan)8 (China, to A. cerana) I have spent about 1.5 hours this year to answer this… read more Summer flower 1: Do bees forage on cattails?

Spring flower 27: Desert false indigo

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Subfamily: Faboideae Genus: Amorpha Species: A. fruticosa Common names desert false indigofalse indigo-bushbastard indigobush ZBAS* 8 This flower… read more Spring flower 27: Desert false indigo

Spring flower 26: Smoke bush

Tweet Family Anacardiaceae Genus Cotinus Species C. coggygria Common name smoke tree, smoke bush, 黄栌 ZBAS 8 It is called… read more Spring flower 26: Smoke bush

Spring flower 25: Autumn olive

TweetThe autumn olives (wolf berry, Russian olive) are in peak bloom now but yesterday (May 22, 2015), being so cool… read more Spring flower 25: Autumn olive

Spring flower 23: Lilac

Tweet Family Oleaceae Genus Syringa Species S. vulgaris ZBAS 0.5 [USA]5 [China] Lilac is still blooming, although it is almost… read more Spring flower 23: Lilac

Spring flower 22: Redbud

Tweet Family Fabaceae Genus Cercis Species C. chinensis ZBAS 8 [C. chinensis.] 1 [C. canadensis] Eastern redbud trees are blooming,… read more Spring flower 22: Redbud

Spring flower 21: Tulip

Tweet Family Liliaceae Genus Tulipa Species T. gesneriana ZBAS 7 (for this variety only), 0.1 for others Will honey bees… read more Spring flower 21: Tulip