Bombus pascuorum (Common All-Brown Bumblebee, Queen) on a Green Alkanet flower
Spring Watch, London
Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens), sometimes called Evergreen Bugloss, appears in woods and hedgerows throughout the British Isles. It likes damp and shady places.
The leaves are rough and hairy. The bright blue, forget-me-not-like flower is made up of 5 blue petals joined at a white centre. The flowers are edible, but are mostly used as a decoration in drinks and salads.
Camera Nikon D3100 18-55VR Kit Lens Focal Length 55 mm
Aperture f/8.0 Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) ISO Speed 100
Flash: Fired No Tripod