Dense clusters of purple-blue, tubular flowers grow on spikes of Giant Hyssop, a wildflower much loved by bees. Like all members of the mint family, Giant Hyssop has a square stem; it also has a slight anise scent.
|Stalk of Giant Hyssop flowers. © SB|
|A bee on Giant Hyssop - with a second bee zooming in, |
mid-left at edge of frame. © SB
And yes, these photos were taken a while ago... I've been going through my files.
Prairie Wildflower: Giant Hyssop.
Location: Native Plant Garden, Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
Photo Dates: July 12 and 13, 2012.