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 

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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 

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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 

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Kniphofia uvaria – Red Hot Poker

Botanical Family Xanthorrhoeaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source •

Prosartes lanuginosa – Yellow Mandarin

Botanical Family Liliaceae

Bloom Time April – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color

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Sassafras spp. – Sassafras

Botanical Family Lauraceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number N/A

Aperture Type Inaperturate

Ornamentation Echinate/Granulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 40

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

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Ornithogalum spp. – Star-of-Bethlehem

Botanical Family Asparagaceae

Bloom Time May – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Psilate/Granulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color White, cream

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