Blue pollen

I just saw a bee coming back to the hive with blue pollen!

For a minute I was really worried that it was something other than pollen, but apparently a few plants have blue pollen. In this case it’s Scilla, commonly called Siberian squill, a little blue spring bulb.

Here are some pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s a list of common plants and their pollen colors:

http://www.the-beeman.co.uk/pollen-colour-17-w.asp

-Phoebe

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