Bee on a ribwort plantain

When I saw this bee I thought, I know that plant, but what’s the name of it? Well, it’s ribwort plantain, but my knowledge of it stems from many years ago when, as kids, we used to pick them, loop the stem around just below the head of the plant, and then jerk that loop forward to send the head of the plant zinging in the direction of the intended victim. It was amazing how far those heads would travel.

This bee is using the plant for more beneficial purposes.

Posted in response to Becky’s July Squares challenge theme of ‘Perspective.’ See more responses here.

7 thoughts on “Bee on a ribwort plantain

    1. Graham Post author

      I don’t know much about the plant and hadn’t seen one in ages, but as soon as I did, the memory of its use popped into my head.

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      1. BeckyB

        You have to wait til autumn, and then the dried stems are perfect as already hollow and great length. Only thing you need to be careful with is not mistakening it for hemlock!

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