Category: bee plants

Spring flower 8: Canola

Family  Brassicaceae Genus Brassica Species B. napas ZBAS 10 Canada’s canola (rapeseed that is improved by breeding to reduce erucic… read more Spring flower 8: Canola

Spring flower 7: Grape hyacinth

Family Asparagaceae Subfamily Scilloideae Genus Muscari Common name grape hyacinth, bluebells ZBAS 6 Grape hyacinths are perennial plants with small… read more Spring flower 7: Grape hyacinth

Spring flower 6: Skunk cabbage

Family Araceae Genus Symplocarpus Species S. foetidus ZBAS* 9 Alternative title: Eastern skunk cabbage, a peculiar plant that provides bees… read more Spring flower 6: Skunk cabbage

Spring flower 4: Christmas rose

Family Ranunculaceae Genus Helleborus Common name Christmas rose, Lenten rose ZBAS* 8(C. rose),  4(L. rose) Some flowers of the genus… read more Spring flower 4: Christmas rose

Spring flower 5: Anemone

Family Ranunculaceae Genus Anemone Species A. blanda Common name Balkan anemone,Grecian windflower, winter windflower ZBAS* 6 The Greek anemone is… read more Spring flower 5: Anemone

Spring flower 3: Scilla

Family  Asparagaceae Subfamily Scilloideae Genus Scilla Common name squill, scilla ZBAS*: 7 Scilla flowers is also an early spring flower,… read more Spring flower 3: Scilla

Spring flower 2: Crocus

Family Iridaceae Genus Crocus Species C. chrysanthus, C. vernus Common names crocus ZBAS*: 9 Crocus flowers is common in the… read more Spring flower 2: Crocus

Spring flower 1: Winter Aconite

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University Citation: Huang, Z.Y. 2019. Michigan spring flowers: 1. winter aconite. BeetheBest Blog, http://bees.msu.edu/2014/winter-aconite/. Accessed on… read more Spring flower 1: Winter Aconite