Trifolium repens – White Clover

Botanical Family Fabaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 29

Shape Round

Color Green

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • •

Nectar Source • • • •

Robinia pseudoacacia – Black Locust

 

Botanical Family Fabaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 27 um

Shape Round

Pollen Color Dark olive

Honey Bee Resource

Pollen Source • • •

Nectar Source • • • • 

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

Cercis canadensis – Eastern Red Bud

Botanical Family Fabaceae

Bloom Time March – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Striate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color White

Honey Bee Resource

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source • •

Cercis canadensis is important for early brood rearing.

Sources

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

 

 

Caesalpinia mexicana–Mexican Holdback

 

Botanical Family Fabaceae

Bloom Time August-November

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Shape 

Pollen Color

Acacia floribunda – Weeping acacia

Botanical Family Fabaceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Polyad

Aperture Number Inaperturate

Aperture Type N/A

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size

Shape Round

Baptisia bracteata – Cream Wild Indigo

Botanical Family Fabaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba