Saturday, June 22, 2013

bee pollinating a white passion flower. fascinating!

It is absolutely fascinating how nature works.
Here's a bee pollinating a white passion flower (passiflora subpeltata). Notice how the pollen laden stamens are angled just so that the pollen rubs off on the bee and can easily get transferred on to the pistils!
There are about 300 known varieties of this vine and the white passiflora has been classified as a invasive/ pest. It does bear passion fruit, but the ones on this variant are'nt edible.