Monday, July 8, 2013

Bees Bees and More Bees on Yellow Flowers

A bumblebee on Stiff Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata.

Same plant but this stem fell out into the grass. This is a sweat bee so named because they attracted to the salt in your sweat and sometimes land on you to collect it. Personally I've never had this happen though.

A honeybee on the yellow form of Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa.

A bumblebee on the same plant.

Here some other type of bee is on the plant.

Annual Sunflowers, Helianthus annuus.

Great Coneflower, Rudbeckia maxima, getting more attention than other Rudbeckia plants I grow.

Even tiny bees seem to enjoy the odd shaped flower heads.