Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today's Flowers #16

Photobucket

Chestnut flowers. Each flower has a sort of bee traffic light: when the flower is fresh and full of pollen and nectar, it has a yellow spot. It then turns slowly to orange and finally to red, when the flower is used up. Bees recognize it and don't waste time with visiting flowers with red spots.

Now go and see more beautiful flowers at Today's Flowers

16 comments:

Leora said...

I'm glad you visited this pretty flower, even if the bee didn't.

arleena said...

Beautiful flowers.

2sweetnsaxy said...

So pretty. I don't think I've ever seen one of these. Thanks for sharing this. :-)

Yen said...

WOW! That is really beautiful!~

Cheers,
Yen

Cathy said...

Lovely photo, and I really appreciated the info about how the bees know not to waste time on old blooms.

A Living Nadneyda said...

That's really interesting, about the bees. I'd never seen that bloom before.

Your work with animals sounds fascinating. Just this month I began a course in animal-assisted therapy.

Very nice to meet you!

Meire said...

Very nice captures!

Meire

Denise BC said...

hello, Jennifer
very interesting, do not know, I think that here in Brazil did not find these flowers. I thank you for sharing.
hugs

fishing guy said...

Jennife: Those Chestnut Trees have lovely flower, thanks for sharing.

Mckay K said...

A beautiful flower with an interesting nature. Lovely!

kbguy said...

Happy Today's flowers. Thanks for sharing. Mine is at http://srikebakat.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Ha, that's clevery! I didnot know about the red and yellows colours in the blosom!

Naturegirl said...

Very pretty and I can see the attraction for bees!
I am so pleased to join the community of Todays Flowers group! NG

Darla said...

That's interesting, never seen those before.

Lizete Vicari said...

Sua flor é maravilhosa!
Parabéns!
Um beijo do Brasil. lili

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Jennifer,

Interesting post!
Thanks for sharing!
Hope to see you every week in TF!

Luiz