Botanical Family Lamiaceae
Bloom Time May – November
Dispersal Unit Monad
Aperture Number 3
Aperture Type Mircoreticulate
Size (um) 31
Pollen Color Orange, Red
Pollen Load Identification
Honey bee foragers collecting Lamium purpureum will typically also have a pollen dusting on their head and antennae.
Lamium spp. are valuable for brood building. All members of the mint family are attractive to bees.
Hodges, D. (1952). The pollen loads of the honey bee: a guide to their identification by colour and form. London: Bee Research Assoc. Ltd.
Sammataro, D. and Harman, A. (2013). “Major Flowers Important to Honey Bees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States”. AlphaGraphics, Tucson, AZ.