Yellow Hibiscus I

flower, buds, bee

Yellow hibiscus, the state flower of Hawaii was recorded in ancient Greece. In the photograph is captured several unopened buds, behind the flower, and a bee in the flower throat, attracted by nectar there. It is a small bee, of the Halictidae family, that lives alone in a ground nest and also called a “sweat bee,” from being attracted to perspiration.

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Wikipedia – “sweat bee” and “hibiscus.”

7 thoughts on “Yellow Hibiscus I

  1. Hibiscus are such a joy to behold, we see them often in Hawaii and I never tire of them. Your photo does a great job of celebrating the beautiful shape and colors of this exotic flower, Michael.

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