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Tower of Jewels: Aptly Named

A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, a biennual. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's hear it for the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. Native to the island of Tenerife and belonging to the family Boraginaceae, it can tower as...

A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, a biennual. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, a biennual. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, a biennual. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nectar! Honey bees love echium due to its high nectar content. This one also yields blue pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nectar! Honey bees love echium due to its high nectar content. This one also yields blue pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nectar! Honey bees love echium due to its high nectar content. This one also yields blue pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

On the move! It's off to find another nectar-rich blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
On the move! It's off to find another nectar-rich blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

On the move! It's off to find another nectar-rich blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to head home to the colony and unload the nectar and pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time to head home to the colony and unload the nectar and pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to head home to the colony and unload the nectar and pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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