Wordless Wednesday – Tulip ‘Ancilla’ and the dusty footsteps

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Ever wonder how tulip petals get so cover in pollen?

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It’s those dratted pollen beetles. They bathe in the amazing pollen harvest and then …

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… walk out of the flower and on to the next

This is Tulipa kaufmanniana ‘Ancilla’ with gold-centred, red-ringed,  waterlily-shaped flowers

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16 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Tulip ‘Ancilla’ and the dusty footsteps

  1. Tina says:

    Gorgeous photos!

  2. Brian Skeys says:

    It is easy to forget that it is not only bees that carry our pollination. Great picture to capture the beetles.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    That splash of orange is magnificent!

  4. Lovely post. Brian is right to remind us that even these annoying little beetles are doing a job ….

    • I know! Even though I hate to see them on all our blooms (we are surrounded by agricultural land so there is no escaping them), I was pleased to see them absolutely covered in pollen moving between flowers.

  5. snowbird says:

    Such beautiful photos.xxx

  6. inesephoto says:

    What a feast 🙂 Great pictures.

  7. Interesting. i wonder if we have those pollen beetles here. I’ve never noticed them.

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