Blue Pollen -see caption Beautiful BLUE pollen of our endemic Fuchsia excorticata or tree fuchsia. “Stamen anther, face view of blue pollen in two compartments” / Larry Jensen, University of Auckland [LINK] Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 10 thoughts on “Blue Pollen -see caption” Add yours Exquisite – what a truly remarkable sight. Thank you so much for sharing, Liz! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My pleasure! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I can’t remember seeing blue pollen before, or blue anthers for that matter, so this was a treat, Liz. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Pingback: Tree Fuchsia Flowers – Exploring Colour That pollen color is amazing, Liz. Thanks for going through the trouble of finding the image and getting permission to use it. In your part of the world it is autumn, a bit too late to search for other cool types of pollen. We, however, are still early enough in spring that I may be able to observe bees more closely to find pollen of other colors. I came across a fascinating article about pollen that notes, “Because honey bees have flower fidelity, the pellets on their legs are a consistent color throughout. Other bee species, such as bumble bees, may have pellets layered with color like Neapolitan ice cream.” (Here’s a link to the article https://www.honeybeesuite.com/an-evolutionary-mystery-the-taste-and-color-of-pollen/). LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Neapolitan ice cream … love it! That’s very interesting Mike, I didn’t know that! Now 11.10pm here and I’m off to bed and will be sure to look at the article in the morning. I’ve just been finishing a post on tree fuchsia flowers with more blue pollen for you to see – will be posting in a minute. Cheers Mike –it’s fun learning more about pollen colours 🙂 LikeLike Reply Well, I’ve learned something today! I had no idea that pollen could be blue, I’d have guessed it was a violet mint or something. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Mike Powell and I were discussing pollen colours a few hours ago and I mentioned our blue pollen – soon after I found this image and got permission to post it! It was exciting to find this extreme close-up 🙂 Fantastic colour. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’ve been looking forward to this since following your conversation with Mike. How cool is that?! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh I love that you were anticipating seeing this! So worth the wait isn’t it? I was really impatient to get it posted online 🙂 LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.