Betula papyrifera – Paper Birch

Botanical Family Betulaceae

Bloom Time March – April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

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 • •

Phlox carolina ‘Lil Cahaba’ – Thickleaf Phlox

 

Botanical Family Polemoniaceae

Bloom Time March – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number <6

Aperture Type Porate

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Ulmus americana – American Elm

Bloom Time March – April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 4

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Psilate/Granulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow, Green

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source •

Viburnum carlesii – Koreanspice Viburnum

Botanical Family Adoxaceae

Bloom Time March – April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Reticulate/Mircoreticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 27

Shape Round

Pollen Color Tan, Green

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

Erica carnea – Winter Heath

Botanical Family Ericaceae

Bloom Time January – March

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Tetrad

Aperture Number >6

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Light Green, Green