Canadian Goldenrod

Canadian Goldenrod
Canadian Goldenrod

As we were enjoying a bee image yesterday, I thought I would stay on a roll and keep with the theme. In today’s A Flower a Day, there are two bees on the ubiquitous Canadian Goldenrod plant captured as I usually do with my Helios 44-2 vintage lens. This plant is often mistakenly blamed for hay fever, which is a pity as its golden light brightens banks and fields through the countryside and obviously is much loved by bees and other insects. I hope that this cheery yellow flower and busy bee brightens your day!

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4 Responses

  1. Another member of the aster family and with over 100 species of Goldenrod, no wonder we have fields of gold wherever we go in this country. Near me, the goldenrod that grows has a heavier plume that has now gone a dull brown but still hangs on to its soft buds. The Canada Goldenrod you have captured is more whimsical, wispier but still a perfect magnate for our buddies, the bees to which this photo bears witness. I say it is ‘sunshine on a stick’ and reminds us that the fields of gold will come again and bring the buzz of bees. Thank you, Ellie.

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    1. Thanks so muh for that additional information, Janet. Yes, we too have that variety and I may or may not have a photo of that to share at a later date… I even enjoy the brown plume you describe. Sunshine on a stick! Perfect. And much needed today… Enjoy your day, Janet.

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  2. Good morning Ellie I was thinking the same thing when I saw that picture. It’s such a beautiful bright color and loved by the bees but not so much by a lot of people. But at least we can enjoy it from a distance. Thanks for sharing

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    1. That colour is really unmistakeable, that is for sure. I hadn’t realized, though, that there are so many versions of the Goldenrod that we thought we knew so well! I’m glad you liked this, thanks Linda.

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