|Monarch on blue mistflower or ageratum|
|Bumblebee on blue mistflower|
|Yellow scape on blue mistflower|
The color blue seems to be an attractant for bumblebees which may not perceive red as a distinct color. Thus the fall-blooming blue curls (mint family) is pollinated by native bees. The fall blooming deep blue monkshood (buttercup family) is a bumblebee specialist.
|Blue curls Trichostema|
Galax, VA and Englewood, FL