Oenothera perennis – Little Evening Primrose

Botanical Family Onagraceae

Bloom Time May – August

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Porate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 116

Shape Triangle

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source •

Pollen Load Identification

The pollen load of Oenothera spp. is typically large and untidy, usually trailing rather than compact.


Hodges, D. (1952). The pollen loads of the honey bee: a guide to their identification by colour and form. London: Bee Research Assoc. Ltd.

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