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I was cleaning out fence rows today (mid 60's :confused: ) and kept hearing bees in the grass, i brushed the grass apart and they were working those tiny blue flowers that Hobie identified for me last year. I can't find it on the forum and can't remember the name of them, as small as they are they couldn't produce much of anything, but they were all over them. :thumbsup: Jack
PS. probably because nothing else is in bloom. :mrgreen:
 

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Thanks Hobie, that's what we decided they were, these are all blue and last year i would find some that were white. They must release an aroma for the bees to find them in the grass, but i pulled some and didn't get an aroma from them? Your right tec. it's to early for Henbit, but if we keep having sixty degree weather, who knows :confused: . We also have Dead nettle (mint family) that looks like Henbit and grows and blooms side by side, but the bees don't work one of them and i never can remember which one. I think it's the Dead nettle they work? Our January had one light snow (one inch) and the daytime temps. 40's to 60's very strange :confused: . Jack
 

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They're calling for 55 degrees here today. I put out some syrup... Wish I would be home before dark to put some dry sugar on as well.
 

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They were probably harvesting pollen.
 

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Nope, not henbit. The plant that these are on don't get over 2 to 3 inches tall, are down in the grass. Some have white blooms also and the blooms (are about 1/8 inches across) open where the sun is shining on them. Strange i never seen them till about a year ago. :confused: Jack
PS. i think Hobie nailed it, (slender speedwell)
 

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Can someone post a nice close up picture or two of the blue flowers and clear the fog for the rest of us??
 

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What i find strange about this flower, is that i never seen it until 2 or 3? years ago after we had several bad stroms? While working at the farmers market in my home town, i had several customers and neighbors ask me if i had seen those small blue flowers in the grass that bees work on.So i'm not the only one that hadn't seen them before. :confused: Jack
 
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