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    Default Working Datura

    A bee on a Datura bloom. These bloom at night, and the bees go nuts trying to get in to them before it's time for them to shut down foraging for the day. The blossoms wind up tightly during the day, and as the sun begins setting they unwind and are pretty aromatic.





    Here's the rest of the album.

    http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...digman/Datura/

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    Default Re: Working Datura

    That is a great picture! Love the contrast of the bee & bloom.
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    Default Re: Working Datura

    Very nice. I like the cat, too.
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    Default Re: Working Datura

    Lovely photos. What is the gorgeous purple and white bloom?

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    Default Re: Working Datura

    These bloom at night,

    and when you have an overcaste cloud cover or fog.
    I have seen the cucumber beetle, Diabratica feed on the flower petals and lush foliage.
    You probably know or should know that the nectar and seeds are hallucinogenic.
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