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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bloom Day May #4: Tagetes

This is the Tagetes lemonii of Dia de Los Muertos fame: it blooms every year spectacularly at turn of the year that straddles Oct/Nov. But it also blooms for May Day, six months later (or earlier, depending on your point of view). Here is a view of its wonderful yellow-ness looking up into the sun from the perspective of this syrphid fly perched on a leaf below the bloom; possibly laying eggs.


Town Mouse said...

Stunning. I've seen T. lemonii paired with salvias, and it was just amazing.

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This is a nice scene to start the day! You did a great job on the photos.