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Wild plants

IMPORTANT!!! Some of these are highly invasive species and should not be spread to your forage areas, even if they are superb nectar and pollen sources. 

This is a photo inventory of plant species that honey bees have been seen foraging upon on the Island of Newfoundland. Just because a honey bee is seen on a particular flower does not mean the plant species is a good source of nectar or pollen for honey bees.

 


 

Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 6 Aug. 2015, 12:39 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

American Eyebright (Euphrasia americana Wettst.) - K. Dooley, Heart's Content, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, 4 Sept. 2016, 11:59 am

Photo courtesy Kim DooleyPhoto courtesy Kim Dooley

 

Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) - P. Armitage, Angels Cove, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, 23 August 2017, 4:53 Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Black spruce (Picea mariana) – A. Martin, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, 21 May 2018, 11:18 am

Photo courtesy Alex MartinPhoto courtesy Alex Martin

 

Bog Aster (Oclemena nemoralis)P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 17 Sept. 2016, 4:58 pm 

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 5 September 2015, 11:52 am   Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris) - G. Smith, Freshwater, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, 9 September 2015, 9:11 am  Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Buttercup (Ranunculus sp.) - G. Smith, Freshwater, Newfoundland, 17 June 2016, 2:34 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Chuckley-pears (Amelanchier spp.) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 12 June 2017, 3:26 pm Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara L.) - M. Paterson, Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 7 May 2015, 12:58 pm

Photo courtesy Mike PatersonPhoto courtesy Mike Paterson

 

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale Weber) - G. Smith, Freshwater, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, 10 June 2015, 9:00 am  

Photo courtesy Gerard SmithPhoto courtesy Gerard Smith 

 Common Heather (Calluna vulgaris) - D. Price, Whitbourne, Newfoundland Photo courtesy Dan PricePhoto courtesy Dan Price

 

Common valerian (Valeriana officinalis) - K. Dooley, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, 21 July 2018, 2:52 pm   Photo courtesy Kim DooleyPhoto courtesy Kim Dooley

 Cow Vetch (Vicia cracca L.)  - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 29 July 2015, 12:34 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

 Dogberry (American Mountain-ash) (Sorbus americana) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 3 July 2017, 11:37 am

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 29 July 2015, 12:31 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Himalayan Balsam, Jewelweed (Impatiens glandulifera) – G. Smith, O’Brien Farm, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 29 Sept. 2015 

Photo courtesy Kim DooleyPhoto courtesy Kim Dooley

 

Lupin (Lupinus sp.) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 8 July 2016, 1:28 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 5 Sept. 2016, 3:19 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Mountain Alder (Alnus crispa) – A. Martin, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, 3 June 2017, 1:45 pm

Photo courtesy Alex MartinPhoto courtesy Alex Martin

 

 Mouse-ear Hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 3 July 2017, 11:17 am

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

 Northern Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera) - P. Armitage, Lethbridge, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 21July 2017, 2:38 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

 Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgar) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 29 July 2015, 12:18 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 22 Aug. 2015, 2:20 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Pussy Willow (Salix discolor) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 14 May 2016, 2:34 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Red Elderberry (Sambucus pubens Michx. Caprifoliaceae) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 16 June 2017, 3:45 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) - G. Smith, Freshwater, Newfoundland, 23 June 2016, 2:54 pm

Photo courtesy Gerard SmithPhoto courtesy Gerard Smith 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 14 May 2016, 5:54 pm  Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage 

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus Sericea) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 3 Sept. 2016,9:26 am

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Rough-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa) - D. Klemola, Murry's Meadow Farm,  Newfoundland, 28 Aug. 2016, ~12:00 pm

Photo courtesy Dean KlemolaPhoto courtesy Dean Klemola

 

Sheep Laurel (Kalmia angustifolia) - C. Reid, Springdale, Newfoundland, 22 July 2017

Photo courtesy Cody ReidPhoto courtesy Cody Reid

 

Speckled Alder (Alnus rugosa) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 24 April 2017, 4:28 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Sweetgale, Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale) - P. Dinn,  Goulds, Newfoundland, 30 Apr. 2018, 1:30 pm

Photo courtesy Paul DinnPhoto courtesy Paul Dinn

 

Tansy Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) - D. Klemola, Murry's Meadow Farm,  Newfoundland, 28 Aug. 2016, ~12:00 pm

Photo courtesy Dean KlemolaPhoto courtesy Dean Klemola

 

Virginia rose (Rosa Virginiana) - K. Dooley, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, 6 August 2018, 4:57 pm

Photo courtesy Kim DooleyPhoto courtesy Kim Dooley

White Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba latifolia) - L. Caul, St. John's, Newfoundland, 5 September 2018, 12:48 pm

Photo courtesy Lindsey CaulPhoto courtesy Lindsey Caul

 

 Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginana) - K. Dooley, Heart's Concent, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, 19 June 2017, 2:26 pm

Photo courtesy Kim DooleyPhoto courtesy Kim Dooley

 

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 29 July 2015, 12:24 pm

Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium pratense) - P. Armitage, Portland, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, 29 July 2015, 12:09 pm
Photo courtesy Peter ArmitagePhoto courtesy Peter Armitage

 

  Yellow Hop Clover (Trifolium agrarium) - K. Dooley, Heart's Concent, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, 23 July 2017, 12:58 pm

Photo courtesy Kim DooleyPhoto courtesy Kim Dooley

 

 


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