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List of Honey Bee Forage Species within Region 5 for the State of UT

Ordered by Begin Bloom Month

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USDA codeFamilyLatin NameCommon NamePlant TypeBegin Bloom MonthEnd Bloom MonthSig
SALIXSalicaceaeSalixWillow, osierTDB28N
TAOFCAsteraceaeTaraxacumDandelion, blow-ballsF39N
ACGRFabaceaeAcacia greggiiCatclaw, devil's claw, Texas mimosaS35N
PRAR3RosaceaePrunus armeniacaApricotTDB, C35N
BALSAAsteraceaeBalsamorhizaBalsamroot, sunflowerF46N
TRRE3FabaceaeTrifolium repensWhite, dutch cloverF49Y
TAMAR2TamaricaceaeTamarixTamarisk, salt cedar, athelS49N
PRPE3RosaceaePrunus persicaPeachTDB, C45N
MESAFabaceaeMedicago sativaAlfalfa, lucerneC59N
MESAFabaceaeMedicago sativaAlfalfa, lucerneC59Y
CLLU2CapparaceaeCleome luteaYellow bee plant, yellow cleomeF58N
MELILFabaceaeMelilotusSweet clover (white/yellow)F59Y
SYMPHSymphoricarposSymphoricarposSnowberry, wolfberry, waxberry,F58N
CEANORhamnaceaeCeanothusNewJersey tea, redroot, wild-lilac, buck-brushS510N
PRGLGFabaceaeProsopis glandulosaMesquiteS56N
SAVE4ChenopodiaceaeSarcobatus vermiculatusGreasewoodS58N
PRAVRosaceaePrunusCherry (uncultivated)TDB56N
CILALCucurbitaceaeCitrullus lanatuswatermelonC67N
CLSECapparaceaeCleome serrulataRocky mountain bee plant,F69Y
GRINDAsteraceaeGrindeliaResinweed, rosinweed, rarweedd, gumweed, gum plant, sticky-headsF610N

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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 content created by Ayers and Harman, and published as Chapter 11 "Bee Forage of North America and the Potential for Planting for Bees" from the book The Hive and the Honey Bee, 1992, Graham, J. ed. Dadant and Sons Inc. Hamilton, Illinois.
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