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Monday, May 31, 2010

Today's Flowers



Northern Honeysuckle (Lonicera villosa)
Also called Mountain Fly-honeysuckle. 




I think it's been renamed as Lonicera caerulea,
which reflects the fact that it produces a blue fruit.


A circumboreal species that likes boggy, peaty, cool regions,
it is found scattered throughout Nova Scotia, from Labrador
to Alberta, south to Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota.

The bees think it's pretty special!



Go to Today's Flowers to see more beautiful specimens.

17 comments:

Judy said...

I wonder if the bees ever get tired of all the work they have to do?

KaHolly said...

You'd think, huh? Sometimes they are so laden with pollen, it's hard to imagine that they can fly at all!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful photo. We love the smell of honeysuckle.

Darryl and Ruth : )

swamp4me said...

I take it that is a native honeysuckle -- does it smell like Japanese honeysuckle?

Steve Willson said...

I was tangled in Japanese Honeysuckle yesterday, so it's nice to see a picture of native honeysuckle. I'm not likely to see this species around here. It hasn't been seen in Ohio for 80 years and is presumed extirpated. It's nice to see a picture of a live specimen.

KaHolly said...

Hi Swamp4me, no, it doesn't have that sweet scent. But yes, it's native, just small bushes dotting the landscape.

Steve, I hear you! It doesn't smell as sweet, but it's twice as pretty!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what lovely photos, I love the detail in it.

Thanks for popping by my blog and commenting.

Gill in Canada

EG Wow said...

I don't believe I've ever seen this honeysuckle! The bee looks so big compared to the blossoms!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

I love, love, love honeysuckle!!
Awesome photo, too. :-)

Kimberly

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: What a neat look at the flower and the bee visitor.

Anonymous said...

I like the details of macro shots..congrats


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lisaschaos said...

Such a sweet smell! I love the smell of honeysuckle!

Regina said...

How amazing!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful flower

Carrie P. said...

Just finished reading the last four posts on your flowers. I love that photo of the bee. Thanks for sharing.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photos of the honeysuckle and great photo of the little bee.

The Early Birder said...

Fragrant and plenty of pollen for the Bees..just the ticket Karen.