Stokesia laevis – Stokes’ Aster

Botanical Family Asteraceae

Bloom Time May – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 

Shape Triangular

Pollen Color

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

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 •

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

Phlox carolina ‘Kim’ – Thickleaf Phlox

Botanical Family Polemoniaceae

Bloom Time May – July

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

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

Trillium sulcatum – Furrowed Wakerobin

Botanical Family Melanthiaceae

Bloom Time April – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Polemonium reptans – Jacob’s Ladder

Botanical Family Polemoniaceae

Bloom Time April – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number Inaperturate

Aperture Type N/A

Ornamentation Porate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source