Freshly opened flower of a carnivorous plant (Nepenthes (Spectabilis x Ventricosa)), the flowers grow on a vine that puts them conveniently far away from the actual carnivorous traps, reducing the risk of eating potential pollinators.

Freshly opened flower of a carnivorous plant (Nepenthes (Spectabilis x Ventricosa)), the flowers grow on a vine that puts them conveniently far away from the actual carnivorous traps, reducing the risk of eating potential pollinators.

Flower in not known, Alaskan wildflower. Taken in Anchorage, Alaska on a decline on the side of the Alaska highway. Grows in bunches, purple, stamen sticks out from rest of flower. [4032 x 3024] [OC]

Flower in not known, Alaskan wildflower. Taken in Anchorage, Alaska on a decline on the side of the Alaska highway. Grows in bunches, purple, stamen sticks out from rest of flower. [4032 x 3024] [OC]

A couple of bees perfectly napping in a flower. The bees sleep 5 – 6 hours in 24 hours period and many bees hold each other’s legs as they sleep. Some native bees sleep in the flowers. (credit: Joe Neely)

A couple of bees perfectly napping in a flower. The bees sleep 5 – 6 hours in 24 hours period and many bees hold each other’s legs as they sleep. Some native bees sleep in the flowers. (credit: Joe Neely)