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Bee enjoying Lilac It was a really windy day, somehow the bee managed to keep hold of the lilac. Big bee too! Buddleja davidii,Geotagged,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Bee enjoying Lilac

It was a really windy day, somehow the bee managed to keep hold of the lilac. Big bee too!

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  1. Thank you Wildflower - apologies for the incorrect identification. I did look at this species but thought it was too dark in colour for the image I took. I need to spend more time looking at flowers rather than bugs ;) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Both species have lighter and darker colour variations. This one has an orange center, it blooms in summer while the common lilac does in spring and the leaves are very different.
      I was surprised that you identified the plant instead of the bee.
      Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
      1. Really helpful, thanks for the clarification. I'm definitely sticking to bugs ;) Posted 3 years ago

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''Buddleja davidii'' , also called summer lilac, butterfly-bush, or orange eye, is a species of flowering plant in the family Scrophulariaceae, native to Sichuan and Hubei provinces in central China, and also Japan. It is widely used as an ornamental plant, and many named varieties are in cultivation. ''B. davidii'' is named for the Basque missionary and explorer in China, Father Armand David, who first noticed the shrub. It was found near Ichang by Dr Augustine Henry about 1887 and sent to St Petersburg... more

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2016. Captured in Unnamed Road, Leeds LS16, UK.
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