Category: bee plants

Summer flower 6: Crown Vetch

Family: Fabaceae Genus: Securigera Species: S. varia Common names: Crown vetch ZBAS* Honey bees 3, bumble bees 8 This flower… read more Summer flower 6: Crown Vetch

Summer flower 5: Bird’s foot trefoil

Bird’s foot trefoil has been blooming for a while. It is a legume so that it fixes nitrogen just like… read more Summer flower 5: Bird’s foot trefoil

Summer flower 4: Staghorn sumac

  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?

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

Spring flower 27: Desert false indigo

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

Spring flower 26: Smoke bush

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

Spring flower 25: Autumn olive

The 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

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