Non-native Can Attract Native

June 8, 2016

Some non-native flowers, like this rock purslane, are taken advantage of by our native pollinators. This small male sweat bee is waiting for a female to show-up at this striking purple flower for pollen and nectar. His plan eventually paid-off.

Halictus tripartitus ♂ on Calandrinia grandiflora.
Halictus tripartitus ♂ on Calandrinia grandiflora.

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