A Field Guide to Native Flora Used by Honeybees in Tasmania by Mark Leech

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Hans and Annie Wapstra Floral Sequence J F M A M J J A S O N D NW N NE W SW SE Floral Data 46 Total Sites Total Hives Year Between Flowering 5 110 1 47 Flowering Duration (months) Pollen Value (1-5) Honey Yield (kg/hive) 1-2 4 4-14 48 47 Prickly Bottlebrush, Callistemon viridiflorus Plant Type Erect shrub (1–2 m) Vegetation Communities Various and widespread, but often at higher elevations in poorly-drained and rocky sites Flowers Bottlebrush-like spike of pale yellow to greenish yellow flowers.

With 4–7 long narrow segments. Floral Sequence J F M A M J J A S O N D NW N NE W SW SE Floral Data Total Sites Total Hives Year Between Flowering 4 130 1 53 52 Flowering Duration (months) Pollen Value (1-5) Honey Yield (kg/hive) 2 - 0 54 53 Native Hop/Broadleaf Hopbush, Dodonaea viscosa subsp. spatulata Plant Type Dense shrub to small tree (to 6 m) Vegetation Communities Coastal vegetation, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, rocky hillsides Flowers/other features Small flowers in terminal clusters; fruits conspicuous reddish-brown papery capsules.

Globulus Plant Type Large tree (3 m in coastal areas, up to 90 m in wet forest) Vegetation Communities Dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, wet sclerophyll forest Flowers/other features Fruit solitary or in groups of 3; large white to pale yellow; characteristic large “warty” capsule.

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