Torenia Flowers Attract Bees

Torenia Flowers or Wishbone Flowers or Clown Flowers do attract bees. This blue banded bee is a frequent visitor to our garden in Hadapsar Pune. Most bees are fuzzy and carry an electrostatic charge, which aids in the adherence of pollen. The female has four bands; the male has five complete bands that are brighter blue in color to attract female bees. In size, blue banded bees can grow to 0.39–0.47 in. An interesting fact about bees—-In New Zealand scientists discovered that three genera of native bees have evolved to open flower buds of the native mistletoe Peraxilla tetrapetala.

Torenia with bee

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