Honeybee on plant
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland 1072, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.
Habitat: A row of plants growing in a raised planter box between buildings 733 and 734.
Identification: Kumara disticha (L.) Medik., 1786.
I see these from time to time on my outings and have been wondering what kind of plant it is.
The Rudbeckia hirta are flowers that are approximately a foot high. The head of the flower ranges from 1-3 inches in diameter. The centre of the head contains pollen that is very attractive to insects, especially bees. The leaves of these flowers are a bit fuzzy in texture and dark green in colour. Very healthy, with over a hundred flowers planted in bunches around the bus loop.
The flowering plants (angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae Lindl. or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperms and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies (derived characteristics). These characteristics include flowers, endosperm within the seeds, and the production of fruits that contain the seeds. Etymologically, angiosperm means a plant that produces seeds within an enclosure; they are fruiting plants, although more commonly referred...