Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.


There is nothing quite like tall, elegant border plants to attract the bees. I have had Purple Loosestrife in my garden for years but this year one plant has changed into a beautiful champagne pink … it began to toast the bees as soon as the flowers opened. I have neither heard of nor seen this colour variation before and wonder whether it could be a new variety that nature has suddenly presented me with.

There are a few types of Loosestrife, those that belong to the Loosestrife family and those that belong to the Primrose family. Loosestrife, the purple variety is known as Lythrum salicaria. If mine, is in fact a new variety then I shall name it Lythrum pollykloggers. Lythrum means loostrife and of course pollykloggers would indicate the new variety.

I think it is very pretty …

Champaigne pink - Loosestrife

Loosestrife - Lythrum pollykloggers - champagne pink

Loosestrife - Lythrum pollykloggers - champagne pink with bee

Champaigne pink - Loosestrife - with bee

New variety of Loosestrife - champagne pink

Loosestrife – champagne pink … (possibly a new variety and if it is then I shall name it: Lythrum pollykloggers)


ballet news said...

I think it's beautiful !

Ann said...

It's very pretty and the name is only fitting. Looks like the bees are enjoying it

Russ said...

Great Pictures. A beautiful flower and the name would fit to a T. I love the bees on the flowers. They will help every thing else grow.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow lovely photographs. The bee looks so good in your close up
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V