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Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by carly, Sep 6, 2006.
The very first picture looks like milkweed. It looks like a honey bee to me.
The second picture looks like a hemlock tree.
The third picture a pine tree.
4th picture? I have seen them before but I don't know what they are called.
Not milkweed for sure.
2nd looks like some kind of spruce or hemlock.
Yes, honey bee.
i was thinking...
poke weed...it is awful late for blossoms though.
definately some sort of spruce.
probably white pine
yep, you have a sweet honey bee friend.
The last one kinda looks like Swamp Vervain http://www.pbase.com/gwilburn/image/33070798
The first one is Polygonum cuspidatum, Japanese knotweed.
The second looks like Norway spruce.
Third is some kind of pine.
Fourth is Lythrum salicaria, purple loosestrife.
Honeybee definitely. Knotweed
Second one is definitely Norway Spruce. Hemlocks have very tiny cones.
Third is pine but not white pine. Either Austrian or red pine. Count the needles in the bundle. White pine has five needles.
Loosestrife for sure. Invasive and impossible to kill.
The second sort of looks like the pines outside my house - they were put there from nursery stock and only a few survived - I was told they were Douglas Fir Christmas trees but man are mine huge. The cones are slinder and long then open up once they are dried in the house...
I've never seen the first photo before but that sure looks like a honey bee to me.... The third is some kind of pine but without a tree view I could not tell you what type. And the last I would like to know, I have a few of those purple flowers here.
THANKS to all who answered.
I am going to look up this knotweed thingy, never heard of it.
I thought it was a honeybee as opposed to another bee. There were hundreds of bee on this knotwood---it is a huge bush.
The last picture looks like liatris not loosestrife, bloom is simular.
Yes to honey bee.
Have seen the others, but can't put a name to them.
Definitely not Liatris. Flower is totally wrong.
Pine looks like a scots pine. first picture looks like poke weed.
The knotweed is VERY invasive. We have it growing wild all over town here. My mother has been trying to get rid of hers for years and years. I can only assume that years and years ago it was a popular plant. DON'T PLANT ANY unless you really really like it. You could end up with a forest of the stuff. Really. I have a book that says it's edible and tasty, but I have yet to try it.
IF the blossums on the first one produce dark purple berries and has a red stalk, we call that pokeweed down here. I have had pokeweed salad several times this summer. MMmm
That is a honeybee, more specifically a Italian
The Italian honeybee originates from the continental part of Italy, South of the Alps, and North of Sicily. The subspecies may have survived the last ice age in Italy. It is genetically a different subspecies than the subspecies from the Iberian peninsula and from Sicily. It is the most widely distributed of all honeybees, and has proved adaptable to most climates from subtropical to cool temperate, but it is less satisfactory in humid tropical regions.
Italian bees, having been conditioned to the warmer climate of the central Mediterranean, are less able to cope with the "hard" winters and cool, wet springs of more northern latitudes. They do not form such tight winter clusters. More food has to be consumed to compensate for the greater heat loss from the loose cluster. The tendency to raise brood late in autumn also increases food consumption.
* Color: Abdomen has brown and yellow bands. Among different strains of Italian bees there are three different colors: Leather; bright yellow (golden); and very pale yellow (Cordovan).
* Size: The bodies are smaller and their overhairs shorter than those of the darker honeybee races
* Tongue length: 6.3 to 6.6 mm
* Mean Cubital index: 2.2 to 2.5
They are quite docile, and takes a lot to aggrevate them into attacking. I commonly amuse folks with them by putting honey on my fingers and sticking them next to the entrance of the hive and let them cover my fingers hehe. freaks people out.