Somebody was thirsty…

Naming of native prarie plants continue to interest me. Meet the Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) whose flowers are suppose to rememble closed bottles. That seems a stretch to me; but it’s a low growing prairie beauty that’s not to be missed when roaming through the Lurie Garden’s restored prairielands. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
The closed “bottle” is able to be entered only by certain insects including bumblebees, digger bees and carpenter bees. Read how the Carpenter Bees are considered nectar robbers here. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg

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