Blooming 2X

Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, Pollinator Plants

The simpsons stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans) in the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) parking lot is full of flowers — even more flowers than when it bloomed in the spring. Tropical plants sometimes will bloom a second time, unlike temperate plants which have a “set” bloom cycle tied to the change of seasons.

Perhaps, it was the stress of Hurricane Irma that encouraged the simpsons stopper to re-flower profusely this year …

Bevies of bees (like the European honey bee pictured below) and other pollinators are attracted to its fragrant, multi-stamened flowers …

Just visit the ORCA parking lot to enjoy a flower and pollinator show …