A Bee Busy on a Smoke Tree
From a distance, this shrub (which often grows tall enough to be called a tree) may look like just another plant struggling to survive in the heat, wind, and sandy soil of a desert wash.
In early summer, if you stop and get close to a smoke tree, you may be pleased to discovers its hundreds of beautiful tiny blue flowers with a lovely fragrance.
Not only will you often find Smoke Trees with bees at work but occasionally you see an industrious butterfly.
Smoke Tree in Flower
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