Iris hexagona–Louisiana Iris

Botanical Family: Iridaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number Inaperaturate

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Psilate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 41 um

Shape Oval

Iris cristata – Dwarf Crested Iris

Botanical Family Iridaceae

Bloom Time April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcate

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 104

Shape Oval

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

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Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Crocus speciosus – Bieberstein’s Crocus

 

Botanical Family Iridaceae

Bloom Time September – November

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number N/A

Aperture Type Inaperturate

Ornamentation Striate, Porate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color Orange

Honey Bee Resources

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Crocus vernus – Crocus Pickwick

 

Botanical Family Iridaceae

Bloom Time March – April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 0-1

Aperture Type Inaperturate

Ornamentation Echinate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 102

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellowish orange

Honey Bee Resource

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