My friend Joe took this incredible photo of a camas flower at Camassia (the natural area near my house). The camas is in full bloom there right now and, as you can see, the honey bees like it. Notice the loaded pollen basket on the bee’s “knees”. Check out my Honey Bee post from last year for more information on their pollen gathering.
There are other varieties of camas though. This photo above is of my front yard right now. As you can see, my plants are starting to fill in. See the purple flowers on the upper right? Those are also camas flowers, though they are huge and probably a garden variety and not the native shown in Joe’s photo.
Speaking of purple flowers, I just had to show off my irises. They are screaming for attention!