Fringe-tip Closed Gentian

Gentiana andrewsii
Midland County, September 4, 2005
Midland County, September 4, 2005
Note that the Bumble Bee goes down inside this Gentian for the major portion of a minute and is NOT visible at all from outside the Gentian (the observer will see some movement of the Gentian's flower). When the Bumble Bee crawls out, the Gentian "retracts" and appears undisturbed!
Midland County, September 4, 2005