Flower Identification

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by jim314, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. jim314

    jim314 New Member

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    Can anyone identify this plant? My backyard is full of it, along with henbit. The bees much prefer these little blue and white flowers to the henbit. I had to be careful walking in it to take the pictures, worrying about stepping on a bee they were so thick on it. And I guess they were gathering nectar because I didn't see any pollen sacks being filled. The flower is very small and grows right above the ground, probably not more that 1" high.

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    Thanks guys, it may be speedwell, but the speedwell looks like it is higher off the ground than what I'm seeing.

    Iddee, thanks. I remembered reading that thread but couldn't find it to attach this question to.

    After doing a search for speedwell, I think that may be it. There are a lot of different species, and this may be a low growing kind.
     
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    The ones in my yard are no more than 2 inches. Some are only the stem and flower. No leaves. They vary quite a bit.