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Special Value to Honey Bees

Identified by beekeepers and pollination biologists as an important pollen or nectar source (honey plant) for honey bees. This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Ilex verticillataCommon Winterberry
Michigan Holly
Black Alder
Larrea tridentataCreosote Bush
Liriodendron tulipiferaTulip Tree
Tulip Poplar
Yellow Poplar
Lythrum alatumWinged Lythrum
Malus angustifoliaSouthern Crabapple
Narrowleaf Crabapple
Wild Crabapple
Southern Crab
Narrowleaf Crab
Wild Crab
Malus coronariaSweet Crabapple
American Crab
Malus fuscaOregon Crabapple
Pacific Crabapple
Malus ioensisPrairie Crabapple
Iowa Crabapple
Western Crabapple
Prairie Crab
Iowa Crab
Western Crab
Malus ioensis var. texanaTexas Crabapple
Blanco Crabapple
Monarda punctataSpotted Beebalm
Spotted Horsemint
Monarda punctata ssp. punctata var. lasiodontaSpotted Beebalm
Monarda punctata ssp. punctata var. villicaulisSpotted Beebalm
Nyssa aquaticaWater Tupelo
Cotton Gum
Swamp Tupelo
Water Gum
Nyssa ogecheOgeechee Tupelo
Ogeechee Lime
Nyssa sylvaticaBlackgum
Black Tupelo
Tupelo Gum
Oligoneuron rigidumStiff Goldenrod
Hard-leaf Goldenrod
Oligoneuron riddelliiRiddell's Goldenrod
Oligoneuron rigidum var. rigidumStiff Goldenrod
Oxydendrum arboreumSourwood
Sorrel Tree
Physocarpus opulifoliusCommon Ninebark
Atlantic Ninebark
Phacelia tanacetifoliaLacy Phacelia
Lacy Scorpion-weed
Prunus americanaAmerican Plum
Wild Plum
Prosopis glandulosaHoney Mesquite
Glandular Mesquite
Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosaHoney Mesquite
Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyanaWestern Honey Mesquite
Torrey Mesquite
Western Mesquite
Prosopis pubescensScrewbean Mesquite
American Screwbean
Screwpod Mesquite
Twisted Bean
Fremont Screwbean
Prunus serotinaBlack Cherry
Wild Black Cherry
Rum Cherry
Prosopis velutinaVelvet Mesquite
Pycnanthemum albescensWhiteleaf Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum incanumHoary Mountain Mint
Silverleaf Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum muticumClustered Mountainmint
Pycnanthemum tenuifoliumNarrowleaf Mountain Mint
Slender Mountain Mint
Common Horsemint
Pycnanthemum torreiTorrey's Mountainmint
Pycnanthemum virginianumVirginia Mountain Mint
Rhus aromaticaFragrant Sumac
Aromatic Sumac
Lemon Sumac
Polecat Bush
Rhus aromatica var. serotinaFragrant Sumac
Rhus copallinumWinged Sumac
Shining Sumac
Flameleaf Sumac
Mountain Sumac
Dwarf Sumac
Wing-rib Sumac
Black Sumac
Upland Sumac
Rhus glabraSmooth Sumac
Rhus trilobata var. pilosissimaDowny Fragrant Sumac
Downy Aromatic Sumac
Pubescent Skunkbush Sumac
Rhus typhinaStaghorn Sumac
Velvet Sumac
Robinia hispidaBristly Locust
Standing Sweet Pea
Robinia neomexicanaNew Mexico Locust
Southwestern Locust
Robinia pseudoacaciaBlack Locust
Honey Locust
Robinia viscosaClammy Locust
Rubus allegheniensisAllegheny Blackberry
Rubus deliciosusDelicious Raspberry
Rocky Mountain Raspberry
Rubus idaeusAmerican Red Raspberry
Wild Red Raspberry
Red Raspberry
Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosusGrayleaf Red Raspberry
Red Raspberry
Rudbeckia laciniataGreen-headed Coneflower
Greenhead Coneflower
Cutleaf Coneflower
Wild Goldenglow
Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniataCutleaf Coneflower
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