Camassia leichtlinii – Californian White Camass

Botanical Family Asparagaceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate, microreticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 71

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source •

Chionodoxa luciliae – Glory of the Snow

Botanical Family Asparagaceae

Bloom Time March – April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Granulate, microreticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 36

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

Polygonatum biflorum – Solomon’s Seal

Botanical Family Asparagaceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Ornithogalum spp. – Star-of-Bethlehem

Botanical Family Asparagaceae

Bloom Time May – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Psilate/Granulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color White, cream

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

Yucca filamentosa – Adam’s Needle

Botanical Family: Asparagaceae

Bloom Time June – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source •

Scilla siberica – Siberian Squill

Botanical Family Asparagaceae

Bloom Time April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Blue

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • •

Nectar Source • •

Maianthemum racemosum – False Spikenard

Botanical Family Asparagaceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Perforate/Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Oval

Pollen Color

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba