Big Dusty Bumble
Bill Caldwell - ABeautifulSky Photography
Photograph - Digitally Manipulated Photo
Covered with pollen dust, a big black and yellow bumble bee goes to work on a pink - lavender colored Kobold Gayfeather flower (Liatris spicata). This colorful floral photograph was taken in my wife's lovely flower garden in summer. Digitally manipulated for artistic effect. Copyright 2013, Bill Caldwell / ABeautifulSky Photography.
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Washington State University: As an east coast prairie native, Gay Feather is derived from corms which grow 2'-4' tall rigid flowering stalks bearing fuzzy purple flowers. The first flowers to open are those at the top of the shoots. The base of the plant is grass-like with narrow alternate leaves. Flowers first appear in July and last for 3-4 weeks into August. Both butterflies and bees are readily attracted the flowers.
September 4th, 2013
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