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

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source •

Halesia carolina – Carolina Silverbell

Botanical Family Styracaceae

Bloom Time April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color Dark Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Allium moly – Golden Garlic

Botanical Family Amaryllidaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Oval

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

Buddleja davidii – Butterfly Bush

 

Botanical Family Scrophulariaceae

Bloom Time June – September

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow, Green

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source • •

Elaeagnus pungens – Thorny Olive

Botanical Family  Elaeagnaceae

Bloom Time October – December

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 38

Shape Round

Pollen Color Light Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • •

Nectar Source • • •

Cucumis sativus – Cucumber

Botanical Family Cucurbitaceae

Bloom Time June – October

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate

Tectum Semi-tectate

Size (um) 55

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow, Light yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

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Myosotis spp. – Forget-Me-Not

Botanical Family Boraginaceae

Bloom Time April – October

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Psilate/Granulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 11

Shape Oval

Pollen Color Yellow, Light Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source