Great Tongue on the Geranium

Again, with this one, you can see the split of the tongue. And even the maxilla there on either side. Such a narrow focus, though. The pollen is blurred. She’s in the process of cleaning the pollen or nectar off her tongue. Nectar, I think, given that she was up in the flower. Happy spring/summer!

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Geranium x cantabriginese – ‘Karmina’ (the pink one) is back

So is ‘Biokovo’ (the white one). Love these geraniums. They’ll bloom well past late summer and into the fall. And they’re great for pollinators. I’ll confess that they get a little ratty looking. Not very cohesive in the plant itself. But the blossoms and buds are fantastic. And I’m sure that the bees are less than disinterested in my aesthetic opinions.

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Honeybee on a White Geranium

Nice face and antennae on this one. She’s cute. This one’s from June last summer. As far as it goes, the honeybees are really fond of this one – seems moreso than any/all of the other geraniums in the yard. Two colors – one white and one kind of pink.

For the record: Geranium x cantabriginese – ‘Biokovo’ is the white and ‘Karmina’ is the pink. Get some. They’re a little wild, but the bees love them!

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