I have been showing a lot of flowers from our trip to the National Garden in Washington DC, when we drove into the city last June.
This little bee was attracted to the Shrubby St. John's Wort - Hypericum prolificum.
This interesting plant in the following two photographs is called the Swamp Titi. Titi is pronunced "tie-tie". Cyrilla racemflora. Cyrilla Family - Gyrillaceae. Found in Virginia to northern South America.
It is a common wetland shrub or small tree of the Coastal Plain. The flowers usually do not attract butterflies.
I think I may have identified this flower as a Butterfly Weed, thanks to Ecobirder who has a very similar flower on his Today's Flowers post this week. Thank you Ecobirder!
This last shot shows part of the American Indian Museum just across the street.
TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.
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