Louisiana Honey Plant Guide

Posted by Dr. Pollet at the LSU AgCenter, the following are popular plants that rely on bees for pollination:

1. Butterweed, groundsel, or Yellowtop: Scenecio glabellus Poir

2. Buckeye or Horse chestnut: Aesculus pavia L.

3. Self Heal, Heal-All or Carpenter-Weed: Prunella vulgaris L.

4. Persian Clover: Trifolium resupinatum 0r glomeratum L.

5. White Clover or White Dutch Clover: Trifolium repens L.

6. Verbena: Verbena canadensis L.

7. Blue Vervain: Verbena bonariensis L.

8. Tick Seed Coreopsis: Coreopsis lancelata L.

9. Butterfly-weed, Milkweed, or Silkweed: Asclepias tuberose L.

10. Blackberries or Dewberries: Rubus trivialis Michx.

11. New Jersey Tea or Red Root: Ceanothus americanus L.

12. Blueberries: Vaccinium elliotii Chapm.; Huckleberries: Gaylussacia dumusa (Andr.)

13. Gallberry: Ilex glabra (L.)

14. Peppervine or Cow-Itch: Ampelopsis arborea (L.)

15. Wisteria: Wisteria frutescens (L.) Poir; W. sinensis Nutt.

16. Buttonbush: Cephalanthus occidentalis L.

17. Buckwheat Tree or Summer Titi: Cliftonia monophylla (Lam.) Britton

18. Black Ti-Ti or Leatherwood: Cyrilla racemiflora L.

19. Tulip or Yellow Poplar: Liriodendron tulipifera L.

20. Willow: Silax sp.

21. Black Locust: Robina pseudo-acacia L.

22. Honey Locust: Gleditsia triacanthos L.

23. Tupelo: Nyssa sp.

24. Citrus: Citrus sinensis Osbeck

25. Cassine Holly: Ilex cassine var. myrtifolia Walt.

26. Deciduous Holly: Ilex decidua Walt.

27. Burford Holly: Ilex cornuta burfordii Lindl.

28. American Holly: Ilex opaca Ait.

29. Yaupon Holly: Ilex vomitoria Ait.

30. Parsley Hawthorn: Crataegus marshullii Egglist.

31. Red or Swamp Maple: Acre rubrum var. drummondii L.

32. Hairy Vetch: Vicia sp.

33. Sweet Clover (White and Yellow): Melilotus alba Desr.; M. officinalis Lam.

34. Crimson Clover: Trifolium incarnatum L.

35. Peach: Prunus persica Batch

36. Grapes: Vitis sp.

37. Smart Knotweed or Heartsease: Polygonium persicaria L.

38. Indian Blanket: Gaillardia pulchella Foug.

39. Mint (spearmint – peppermint): Mentha spicata L., M. piiperita L.

40. Maypop: Passiflora incarnate L.

41. Palmetto: Sabal minor Pers.

42. Devils Walking Stick: Aralia spinosa L.

43. Chinese Tallow or Popcorn Tree: Sapium sebiferum Roxb.

44. Sumac (Shining and Smooth): Rhus copallina L. or R. glabra L.

45. Sourwood: Oxydendrum arboretum DC.

46. Basswood: Tilia Americana L.

47. Ironweed: Vernonia altissima Nutt.

48. Goldenrod: Solidago altissima L.

49. Poison Ivy: Toxicodendron radicans Ktze.

50. Sweet Pepper Bush: Clethra alinifolia L.

51. Squash: Curcurbia sp.

52. Wild Black Cherry: Prunus serotina Ehrh.

53. American Buckwheat Vine, Redvine, or ladies Eardrops: Brunnichia ovate (Walters) Shinners B.cirrhosa Garetn.

54. Ligustrum or Privet: Ligustrum sp.

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