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Early-Winter Downunder: our native Blue-Banded Bee

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By Bernieh


Early-Winter Downunder: our native Blue-Banded Bee

Our native Aussie bee - Amegilla cingulata - commonly known as the Blue-Banded Bee.



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What is the plant Bernieh?

20 Jun, 2010

 

Meanie ... that's one of my Pentas. It's a variegated red Pentas lanceolata.

20 Jun, 2010

 

Nice photo, nice plant!
Does this grow large?

20 Jun, 2010

 

They can grow quite tall Meanie ... most gardeners here keep them trimmed at about a metre tall, otherwise they just look too leggy and unkempt. You can also get the dwarf varieties which only get to around 30 cms tall.

20 Jun, 2010

 

Great shot.

20 Jun, 2010

 

Its a fantastic photo, great colours

20 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Carol and Sandygirl ... it is a lovely looking bee.

20 Jun, 2010

 

I do like the blue bee and the pentas is lovely to.

22 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Sue ... both are common sights around here.

22 Jun, 2010



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