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List of Honey Bee Forage Species within Region 6 for the State of AZ

Ordered by Begin Bloom Month

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USDA codeFamilyLatin NameCommon NamePlant TypeBegin Bloom MonthEnd Bloom MonthSig
BRASS2BrassicaceaeBrassicamustardC19N
SIIRBrassicaceaeSisymbrium irioLondon / yellow rocketC14N
BROLBBrassicaceaeBrassica oleraceCauliflowerC23N
BROLBBrassicaceaeBrassica oleraceBroccoliC23N
RASA2BrassicaceaeRaphanus sativusRadishC23N
ERODIGeraniaceaeErodiumFilaree, heron's bill, storkbill, pin-clover, alfileria, clocksF25N
LEGOBrassicaceaeLesquerella gordoniiBladderpodF25N
ARCTO3EricaceaeArctostaphylosManzanita, bearberryS26N
CAERFabaceaeCalliandraFairy duster, false mesquiteS29N
LATRAZygophyllaceaeLarrea tridentataCreosote bushS210N
POPULSalicaceaePopulusCottonwood, poplar aspenTDB26N
CITRU2RutaceaeCitrusCitrusTEB, C26N
ALCELiliaceaeAllium cepaOnionC35N
CILALCucurbitaceaeCitrullus lanatuswatermelonC36N
ERIOGPolygonaceaeEriogonumWild buckwheat, umbrella plantF310N
HESU3AsteraceaeHeterotheca subaxillarisCamphorweed, yellow flowerF311N
PLSEAsteraceaePluchea sericeaArrowweedF36N
Cactus99CactaceaeCactusCactusS38N
MOSCCelastraceaeMortonia scabrellaGray sandpaper bushS39N
RHUSAnacardiaceaeRhusSumac, sugar bush, lemonade berryS39N
SPHAEMalvaceaeSphaeralceaGlobe mallowS310N
TAMAR2TamaricaceaeTamarixTamarisk, salt cedar, athelS310N
PAFL6FabaceaeCercidiumPalo-verdeT, S35N
MALUSRosaceaeMalusAppleTDB34N
MESAFabaceaeMedicago sativaAlfalfa, lucerneC410N
SOHAPoaceaeSorghum halepenseJohnson-grass, aleppo grass, means-grass, Egyptian milletF411N
ACGRFabaceaeAcacia greggiiCatclaw, devil's claw, Texas mimosaS49N
BACCHAsteraceaeBaccharisMule fat, groundsel, sea myrtle, yerba dulce, coyote brushS410N
EPHEDEphedraceaeEphedramormon teaS46N
PRGLGFabaceaeProsopis glandulosaMesquiteS46N
MONARLamiaceaeMonardaHorsemint, wild bergamot, bee-balmF59N
ALOYSVerbenaceaeAloysiaWhite brush, bee-brush, white sageS59N
CAGI10CactaceaeCarnegiea giganteaSaguaro, sahuaro, giant cactusS56N
GOSSYMalvaceaeGossypiumCottonC69N
CATIAsteraceaeCarthamus tinctoriusSafflower, false saffronF68N
SOBIAPoaceaeSorghum bicolorSorghum, broom-cornF78N
CHRYS9AsteraceaeChrysothamnusRabbitbrushS712N
ISTE2AsteraceaeHaplopappus tenuisectusBurroweed, goldenweedF810N
CILALCucurbitaceaeCitrullus lanatuswatermelonC911N

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Plant Type codes:

Sig column

      T    - tree
    TDB - tree, deciduous broadleaf
    TEN - tree, evergreen needleleaf
    TEB - tree, evergreen broadleaf
      S    - shrub
    SEB - shrub, evergreen broadleaf
    SDB - shrub, deciduous broadleaf
      V    - vine
    VDB - vine, deciduous broadleaf
      G    - grass
      F    - forb (herbaceous flowering plants, non-woody)
      C    - crops/cultivated
   This column indicates whether or not the species is considered a very important nectar source species within the state and region selected. If it is a significant source, it is indicated here with a 'Y' and the row is highlighted.

In this context, important is defined by Ayers and Harman as those species that "reliably produce a large percent of the harvested honey" within the selected region.

 
 

 For those wishing to see more detailed information about any species in the list, please visit the USDA PLANTS Database web site and search by any of the first three columns from the table.

 
This output was derived from Ayers and Harman, Chapter 11 (Bee Forage of North America and the Potential for Planting for Bees) of The Hive and the Honey Bee, 1992, Graham, J. ed. Dadant and Sons Inc. Hamilton, Illinois.
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