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List of Honey Bee Forage Species within Region 11 for the State of MS

Ordered by Begin Bloom Month

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USDA codeFamilyLatin NameCommon NamePlant TypeBegin Bloom MonthEnd Bloom MonthSig
TAOFCAsteraceaeTaraxacumDandelion, blow-ballsF210N
ACERAceraceaeAcermapleTDB26N
ULMUSUlmaceaeUlmusElmTDB24N
PRPE3RosaceaePrunus persicaPeachTDB, C25N
BRASS2BrassicaceaeBrassicamustardC311N
PRUNURosaceaePrunusPlum (cultivated)C35N
VERBEVerbenaceaeVerbenaVervainF310N
VICIAFabaceaeViciaVetch, tareF310N
RUBUSRosaceaeRubusBlackberryS, C36N
CERCI2FabaceaeCercisRedbud, judas treeTDB35N
FRAXIOleaceaeFraxinusAshTDB35N
MALUSRosaceaeMalusAppleTDB35N
SALIXSalicaceaeSalixWillow, osierTDB36N
PRAVRosaceaePrunusCherry (cultivated)TDB,C35N
TRIN3FabaceaeTrifolium incarnatumCrimson / Italian cloverF47N
TRPR2FabaceaeTrifolium pratenseRed cloverF49N
TRRE3FabaceaeTrifolium repensWhite, dutch cloverF410Y
TRRE4FabaceaeTrifolium resupinatumPersian, reversed cloverF48N
LIGUS2OleaceaeLigustrumPrivet, hedge plantS47N
TOXICAnacardiaceaeToxicodendronPoison ivy, oakS47N
GLTRFabaceaeGleditsia triacanthosHoney and sweet locust, honeyshuckTDB46N
LITUMagnoliaceaeLiriodendron tulipiferaTulip tree, poplar, whitewoodTDB46Y
NYSSANyssaceaeNyssaTupelo, blackgum, ogeechee-limeTDB46N
PRAVRosaceaePrunusCherry (uncultivated)TDB45N
QUERCFagaceaeQuercusOakTDB45N
LONICCaprifoliceaeLonicerahoneysuckleV49N
BESCRhamnaceaeBerchemia scandensRattan vine, supplejackV, F46Y
ASCLEAsclepiadaceaeAsclepiasMilkweed, butterfly flowerF59N
HELENAsteraceaeHeleniumBitterweed, sneezeweedF510N
SOHAPoaceaeSorghum halepenseJohnson-grass, aleppo grass, means-grass, Egyptian milletF511N
RHUSAnacardiaceaeRhusSumac, sugar bush, lemonade berryS58N
AMPEL3VitaceaeAmpelopsisPepper vine, snowvineV58N
VITISVitaceaeVitisGrapeVDB56N
GOSSYMalvaceaeGossypiumCottonC610N
ZEMAM2PoaceaeZea maysCorn, maizeC69N
ASTERAsteraceaeAsterAsterF611N
BIDENAsteraceaeBidensSpanish needles, beggar-ticks, bur marigold, stick-tights, pitchforks, tickseedF610N
EUPEPAsteraceaeEupatoriumBoneset, joe-pye weedF610N
CYDAPoaceaeCynodon dactylonBermuda grass, scutch-grassG611N
OXAREricaceaeOxydendrum arboreumSourwood, sorrel tree, titiTDB67N
GLYCIFabaceaeGlycineSoybean, soja beanC710Y
SOLIDAsteraceaeSolidagoGoldenrodF711N
BACCHAsteraceaeBaccharisMule fat, groundsel, sea myrtle, yerba dulce, coyote brushS1010N

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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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