I took the first pictures of flower-of-the-hour (Hibiscus trionum) in mid- June. It grows in the corner of my butterfly garden.


The buds


 open around 9 a.m. daily.


The flowers begin closing in the afternoon. Mine are shaded in the afternoon by a sweetgum tree. (Notice the bee on the left flying toward the flower.)


The bee gathers pollen.


Apparently it wears a lot too.


 There’s no shortage of seeds for reseeding next summer.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Nice shots of this flower in all its stages. I’ve noticed so many of those little metallic green bees for the first time this summer.


  2. Nice shot of the flying bee! I like the seedpods.


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