Bombus impatiens  on  Helianthus mollis   (Ashy Sunflower) This isn't  Buzz pollination.
Xylocopa virginica   (Eastern Carpenter Bee) on   Asclepias incarnata   (Swamp Milkweed)
Bombus impatiens  (Common Eastern Bumble Bee) nectaring on  a garden Zinnia.
Bumblebee collecting nectar and pollen
Some flowers produce only pollen, such as this  Hypericum pyramidatum  (Tall St. John'swort)
and this poppy  ( Papaver atlanticum )  from Spain)
Solanum esculenta  (Tomato) is the buzz pollinated flower I had heard most about.
Dodecatheon media 'Alba' (a white form of the Eastern Shooting star) is also buzz pollinated as are many other  Dodecatheo...
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea) is also buzz pollinated. There are no netaries in the flowers, but there are extr...
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista fasiculata  (Partridge Pea)
Chamaecrista nictitans (Wild sensitive Plant)
Chamaecrista nictitans (Wild sensitive Plant)
Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)
Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)
Solanum sp. (Horse nettle)
Solanum sp. (Horse nettle)
Rhexia virginica (Virginia Meadow Beauty)
Rhexia virginica (Virginia Meadow Beauty)
Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen)
Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen)
Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen)
Vaccinium macrocarpon (Large cranberry)
Pedicularis canadensis (Wood Betony)
Pedicularis canadensis (Wood Betony)
Pedicularis canadensis (Wood Betony)
Dodecateon alpinum (Alpine Shooting Star)
Dodecateon alpinum (Alpine Shooting Star)
Primula 'Lois Lutz' ('Lois Lutz' Primrose)
Primula 'Lois Lutz' ('Lois Lutz' Primrose)
Primula japonica (Japanese Candelabra  Primrose)
Primula japonica (Japanese Candelabra  Primrose)
Ramonda myconii (a cliff dwelling relative of African violets from the Balkan Penninsula)
Ramonda myconii (a cliff dwelling relative of African violets from the Balkan Penninsula)
Penstemon strictus  (a blue Beardtongue from the Rocky Mts.)
Penstemon linarioides v. coloradoensis  (another blue Beardtongue from the Rocky Mts.)
Penstemon digitalis  (Tall White Beardtongue)
Penstemon digitalis  (Tall White Beardtongue)
Penstemon smallii (Small's Beardtongue)
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Some pictures of buzz pollinated flowers showing the anthers which must be vibrated by bees to give up their pollen.

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Buzz pollination short

  1. 1. Bombus impatiens on Helianthus mollis (Ashy Sunflower) This isn't Buzz pollination.
  2. 2. Xylocopa virginica (Eastern Carpenter Bee) on Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)
  3. 3. Bombus impatiens (Common Eastern Bumble Bee) nectaring on a garden Zinnia.
  4. 4. Bumblebee collecting nectar and pollen
  5. 5. Some flowers produce only pollen, such as this Hypericum pyramidatum (Tall St. John'swort)
  6. 6. and this poppy ( Papaver atlanticum ) from Spain)
  7. 7. Solanum esculenta (Tomato) is the buzz pollinated flower I had heard most about.
  8. 8. Dodecatheon media 'Alba' (a white form of the Eastern Shooting star) is also buzz pollinated as are many other Dodecatheons .
  9. 9. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea) is also buzz pollinated. There are no netaries in the flowers, but there are extrafloral nectaries that attract ants.
  10. 10. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  11. 11. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  12. 12. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  13. 13. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  14. 14. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  15. 15. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  16. 16. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  17. 17. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  18. 18. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  19. 19. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  20. 20. Chamaecrista fasiculata (Partridge Pea)
  21. 21. Chamaecrista nictitans (Wild sensitive Plant)
  22. 22. Chamaecrista nictitans (Wild sensitive Plant)
  23. 23. Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)
  24. 24. Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)
  25. 25. Solanum sp. (Horse nettle)
  26. 26. Solanum sp. (Horse nettle)
  27. 27. Rhexia virginica (Virginia Meadow Beauty)
  28. 28. Rhexia virginica (Virginia Meadow Beauty)
  29. 29. Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen)
  30. 30. Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen)
  31. 31. Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen)
  32. 32. Vaccinium macrocarpon (Large cranberry)
  33. 33. Pedicularis canadensis (Wood Betony)
  34. 34. Pedicularis canadensis (Wood Betony)
  35. 35. Pedicularis canadensis (Wood Betony)
  36. 36. Dodecateon alpinum (Alpine Shooting Star)
  37. 37. Dodecateon alpinum (Alpine Shooting Star)
  38. 38. Primula 'Lois Lutz' ('Lois Lutz' Primrose)
  39. 39. Primula 'Lois Lutz' ('Lois Lutz' Primrose)
  40. 40. Primula japonica (Japanese Candelabra Primrose)
  41. 41. Primula japonica (Japanese Candelabra Primrose)
  42. 42. Ramonda myconii (a cliff dwelling relative of African violets from the Balkan Penninsula)
  43. 43. Ramonda myconii (a cliff dwelling relative of African violets from the Balkan Penninsula)
  44. 44. Penstemon strictus (a blue Beardtongue from the Rocky Mts.)
  45. 45. Penstemon linarioides v. coloradoensis (another blue Beardtongue from the Rocky Mts.)
  46. 46. Penstemon digitalis (Tall White Beardtongue)
  47. 47. Penstemon digitalis (Tall White Beardtongue)
  48. 48. Penstemon smallii (Small's Beardtongue)
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