Sassafras spp. – Sassafras

Botanical Family Lauraceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number N/A

Aperture Type Inaperturate

Ornamentation Echinate/Granulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 40

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

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Nectar Source •

Halesia carolina – Carolina Silverbell

Botanical Family Styracaceae

Bloom Time April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color Dark Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Melilotus officinalis – Yellow Sweet Clover

Botanical Family Fabaceae

Bloom Time May – September

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Oval

Pollen Color Tan, Dark Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

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Nectar Source • • •

Lobelia inflata – Indian Tobacco

Botanical Family: Campanulaceae

Bloom Time  June – October

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color Tan, Dark Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Jasminum nudiflorum – Winter Jasmine

 

Botanical Family Oleacea

Bloom Time March – April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3 – 4

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Microreticulate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Dark Yellow

Honey Bee Resource

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Heliopsis helianthoides – Rough Oxeye

 

Botanical Family Asteraceae

Bloom Time June – August

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Echinate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 29

Shape Round 

Pollen Color Dark Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source •

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Gleditsia triacanthos – Honey Locust

Botanical Family Fabaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Semi-tectate

Size (um) 38

Shape Round 

Pollen Color Dark Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • • •

Nectar Source •

Flower photos contributed by Mount Cuba