Apis melliferaDark Apis mellifera Apis mellifera — Captured flora moments Acacia ligulata Black Pigweed Cape Honeysuckle Citrus Convolvulus cneorum Convolvulus sabatius Duranta Echinacea purpurea Eremophila nivea Eremophila Wildberry Eucalyptus erythrocorys Eucalyptus orbifolia Gazania Gossypium sturtianum Hakea leucoptera Osteospermum Pomegranate Poppy Sturt’s Desert Pea Sweet Basil

One of the popular and frequently seen flowering shrubs in Alice Springs / Central Australia is the Sturt’s Desert Rose (Gossypium sturtianum). It is also popular flowering plant for the European Honey Bees (Apis mellifera).

European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) / Gossypium sturtianum (Sturt's Desert Rose), Alice Springs, NT
European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on Gossypium sturtianum (Sturt’s Desert Rose), Alice Springs, NT
European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) / Gossypium sturtianum (Sturt's Desert Rose), Alice Springs, NT
European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on Gossypium sturtianum (Sturt’s Desert Rose), Alice Springs, NT
European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) / Gossypium sturtianum (Sturt's Desert Rose), Alice Springs, NT
European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on Gossypium sturtianum (Sturt’s Desert Rose), Alice Springs, NT

Apis melliferaDark Apis mellifera Apis mellifera — Captured flora moments Acacia ligulata Black Pigweed Cape Honeysuckle Citrus Convolvulus cneorum Convolvulus sabatius Duranta Echinacea purpurea Eremophila nivea Eremophila Wildberry Eucalyptus erythrocorys Eucalyptus orbifolia Gazania Gossypium sturtianum Hakea leucoptera Osteospermum Pomegranate Poppy Sturt’s Desert Pea Sweet Basil

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