Tradescantia ohiensis – Ohio Spiderwort

Botanical Family Commelinaceae

Bloom Time May – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Granulate/Microreticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

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Lonicera pileata – Privet Honeysuckle

Botanical Family Caprifoliaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colporate

Ornamentation Microechinate/Granulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Triangular

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

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Hesperis matronalis – Dame’s Rocket

Botanical Family Brassicaceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpate

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

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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

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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