Vinca minor – Common Periwinkle

Botanical Family Apocynaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Oval

Pollen Color Tan, Light Yellow, White

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source • •

Sarcococca hookeriana–Sweet Box

Botanical Family Buxaceae

Bloom Time March – April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number Inaperaturate

Aperture Type N/A

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color White

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • • •

Oxydendrum arboreum – Sourwood

 

Botanical Family Ericaceae

Bloom Time June – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Tetrad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 40

Shape Round

Pollen Color Cream, White

Honey Bee Resources

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Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower

Botanical Family Campanulaceae

Bloom Time July – September

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Echinate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 56

Shape Round

Pollen Color Cream, White

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

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Liriodendron tulipifera – Tulip Tree

Botanical Family Magnoliaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 1

Aperture Type Sulcate

Ornamentation Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 24

Shape Round

Pollen Color Cream, White, Tan

Honey Bee Resources

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Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Monarda didyma – Scarlet Bee Balm

Botanical Family Lamiaceae

Bloom Time July – August

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 6

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 60

Shape Round 

Pollen Color White

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source • •

Monarda citriodora – Lemon Bee Balm

Botanical Family Lamiaceae

Bloom Time May – August

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 6

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 70

Shape Round 

Pollen Color White

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source •

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba