Month: June 2020

Summer flower 2: Everlasting peace [peas]

Tweet Family Fabaceae Genus Lathyrus Species L. sylvestris ZBAS* 6 Photos were taken July 10th, 2010.  The patch was right… read more Summer flower 2: Everlasting peace [peas]

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 30: Poison ivy, nasty but has honey

Tweet Family Anacardiaceae Genus Toxicodendron Species T. radicans ZBAS 3 There are actually several species of Toxicodendron in the US,… read more Spring flower 30: Poison ivy, nasty but has honey

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 24: Peonies

Tweet Family Paeoniaceae Genus Paeonia Species P. spp Common name peony, tree peony ZBAS 9 [China] 1 [USA] I have… read more Spring flower 24: Peonies

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