Honeybee on Pineapple lily

25 07 2015

Honeybee headed for a Pineapple lily (Eucomis comosa) at Green Spring Gardens

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Honeybee Eucomis

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Pineapple lily

10 08 2014

Closeup of Pineapple Lily (Eucomis comosa); one of my favorite plants to photograph—the flower stalks are like high rise condominiums full of ants, beetles and other critters, weaving in and out of the blooms!

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Pineapple Lily





Top ‘o the world

10 08 2014

Teeny tiny (barely 1/4 inch) unidentified insect on Pineapple Lily (Eucomis comosa); photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Teeny Tiny Bug





Pineapple Lily

23 07 2012

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis comosa), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Pineapple Lily studies

27 07 2010

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Pineapple Lily in bloom

27 07 2010

Earlier this month, I posted a photo of a Pineapple Lily in pre-bloom stage here. Today the plants were just starting to bloom at Green Spring Gardens and I was able to get a plethora of images. In fact, I spent about 20 minutes photographing just one bed of these plants! They were full of very tiny ants and an occasional wasp. More photos to come.

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Pineapple Lily (Eucomis comosa)

9 07 2010

I believe this Pineapple Lily is the Eucomis comosa variety (not yet in bloom, but beautiful even now!). The flower colors are white and it will bloom late this summer through early fall. I have grown Eucomis autumnalis ‘White Dwarf’ Pinneapple Lilies in my garden for years. They work great in pots, too, although they’re not winter hardy.

Excerpted from the Rainy Side Gardens website:
A South African native, the name Eucomis comes from the Greek word eukomos, meaning lovely-haired, in reference to a crown of bracts on the flower. Although it is easy to start from seed, it can take two to five years before the plant reaches blooming size. After the blossoms fade, the purple seed capsules carry on the show.

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