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Thumb of 2014-10-25/jmorth/f3d94d@jmorth submitted this image in the Bugs or Birds on Plants category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

jmorth added a caption:HBM / Salmon Star
Name: Jennifer
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Nov 19, 2014 8:30 PM CST
First what an amazing shot! So glad to get to see it. I have only once seen a HBM in person. It was a site to see. I can't get over how the salmon on the HBM matches the lily. And oh that lily!! Going on my wish list.

thank you!
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Nov 19, 2014 9:50 PM CST
That particular HBM comes out at dusk. It's not unusual to see 2 or even 3 nectaring on the same plant or group of plants. I usually start to see them past mid-summer.
Salmon Star is indeed a beautiful oriental lily.
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