Anemone caroliniana – Carolina Thimbleweed

 

Botanical Family Ranunculaceae

Bloom Time March – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 0-1

Aperture Type Inaperturate

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

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Flower photos contributed by Mount Cuba

Amsonia tabernaemontana – Eastern Bluestar

Botanical Family Apocynaceae

Bloom Time March – April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

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Flower photos contributed by Mount Cuba

Amsonia hubrichtii-Hubricht’s Bluestar

Botanical Family Apocynaceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 56

Shape Round

Pollen Color

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Resources

Flower photos from Mount Cuba