Pink Florida “Snow”

Field of Pink Florida "Snow"

Field of Pink Florida “Snow”

Pink Large Flower Pusley

Pink Large Flower Pusley

Honeybee Flying to Large Flower Pusley

Honeybee Flying to Large Flower Pusley

Honeybee Sticking Head into Large Flower Pusley

Honeybee Sticking Head into Large Flower Pusley

Green Bee on Large Flower Pusley

Green Bee on Large Flower Pusley

Great Egret Sitting in Field of Pink Florida "Snow"

Great Egret Sitting in Field of Pink Florida “Snow”

Wood Stork Standing in Field of Pink Florida "Snow"

Wood Stork Standing in Field of Pink Florida “Snow”

Right now we see fields of pink “Florida Snow” when driving around town.  These fields are composed of Large Flower Pusley, which is also known as Mexican Clover (species Richardia grandiflora). The honeybees are crazy for it, so never run barefoot through these flowers.  We see bees sticking their heads far into the flower cups to drink the sweet nectar, and also collecting balls of white pollen.  These flowers are a delightful treat in winter!

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

12 Responses to Pink Florida “Snow”

  1. Ingrid says:

    Oh, how pretty!

  2. wsfrodo1 says:

    The yards, fields, canal sides are simply covered in them this year. I have loved taking close up photos of them for some time now. Even when they are closed they are beautiful, like tiny Japanese lanterns. As always, good work.

    • Pam says:

      Now I have to look very carefully at the closed up flowers – thank you! We have a beekeeper friend who says that his bees are collecting about half of their nectar from pusley flowers right now.

  3. LuAnn says:

    Lovely imagesPam. 🙂

  4. elisa ruland says:

    A pretty carpet of pink. It looks as though everyone has made themselves right at home there! Happy New Year, Pam!

  5. Pam and Richard, I love your pink Florida snow! Like you, we always called it Mexican Clover, so thanks for adding the technical names. Thanks for providing all your fabulous posts for 2014. Can’t wait to see what you’re up to in 2015. Happy New Year! 🙂 ~Terri

    • Pam says:

      Can’t wait to see what you do in 2015 also! We are heading on a trip to San Francisco in mid-February – should be fun. Happy new year! Always enjoy your posts!

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