Salix discolor-Pussy Willow


Salix discolor–Pussy Willow


Botanical Family Salicaceae

Bloom Time March to April

Pollen Characteristics 

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Semitectate


Shape Round

Pollen Color Lemon Yellow


Honey is typical light amber in color, with a mild flavor. The honey from Salix spp. is typically not stored by the honey bees, as they use it for brood building.


Sammataro, D., and Harman A. (2013). “Major Flowers Important to Honey Bees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States”. AlphaGraphics, Tucson, AZ.


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