Category: bee plants

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

Spring flower 22: Redbud

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

Spring flower 21: Tulip

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

Spring flower 20: Honeysuckle

Family Caprifoliaceae Genus Lonicera Species L. fragrantissima ZBAS 8 Yesterday I was driving into the Giltner Parking Lot and saw… read more Spring flower 20: Honeysuckle

Spring flower 19: Peach

Family Rosaceae Genus Prunus Subgenus Amygdalus Species P. persica ZBAS 7 Peach actually is is the same subgenus as almonds, shared… read more Spring flower 19: Peach

Winter flower 4: Eurya

Family  Pentaphylacaceae, (formerly Theaceae) Genus Eurya ZBAS 9 (Apis cerana) The Chinese name of this flower,  wild osmanthus, is confusing…. read more Winter flower 4: Eurya

Winter flower 3: Chinese plum

Family Rosaceae Genus Prunus Subgenus Prunus Species P. mume ZBAS 6 One naturally thinks of Japan when seeing or speaking of… read more Winter flower 3: Chinese plum

Spring flower 18: Almond

Family Rosaceae Genus Prunus Subgenus Amygdalus Species P. dulcis ZBAS 8 Personally, I think that the most profitable agriculture in… read more Spring flower 18: Almond