Bees on Iris reticulata

The rest of that patch of Iris reticulata (that I misidentified yesterday) opened up by the time I got home from work yesterday. The honeybees were working them over pretty good. They fit perfectly in the tubular flowers, and spend what seems like forever in there when you’re holding a camera waiting for them to emerge.

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5 thoughts on “Bees on Iris reticulata

  1. I saw your bluebonnets. They’re amazing. I’ve got regular old lupines growing here, and they reseed pretty well. Will be sure to get some pictures up when they bloom. They’re nice, but not like you’ve got there with whole fields of bloom.

    I shot some more purply iris today, and a surprise green one. Will put them up in the next couple of days, I’m sure.

  2. Oh you have so many pretty blue iris reticulata. I have been watching opening blossoms to see what kind of bees are active this early here in Chicago. Not many yet.

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