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Seeking the Sweetest Nectar

Alyce Taylor

Joined December 2008

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Featured in Wildflowers of North America on September 12th, 2010.

A large bumblebee causes the flowers to bend low as it searches for the freshest nectar by choosing a flower with as yet unopened buds amidst a patch of bright yellow bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).

Captured in Henderson Park in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi using a 55-200 mm lens @ 55mm, f/8.0, 1/800 sec., ISO 400. No post-processing.

Lotus corniculatus is a common flowering plant native to grassland temperate Eurasia and North Africa. The common name is Bird’s-foot Trefoil (or similar, such as “birdsfoot trefoil”), though the common name is often also applied to other members of the genus. It is also known in cultivation in North America as Birdfoot Deervetch.

It is a perennial herbaceous plant, similar in appearance to some clovers. The flowers develop into small pea-like pods or legumes. The name ’bird’s foot’ refers to the appearance of the seed pods on their stalk. There are five leaflets, but with the central three held conspicuously above the others, hence the use of the name trefoil.

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