Euphorbia Obesa In Bloom
My Euphorbia Obesa plants are in bloom and I was surprised to see a wasp climbing over the flowers. As you can see the blooms on a Euphorbia Obesa aren't much to look at so I grow the plant for it's interesting shape.
Last year I found Euphorbia seedlings in some pots and was surprised to find the seedlings so far away from the plants. I'm guessed the seed pods exploded to help with seed dispersion. I was under the impression that these succulent plants were mostly air pollinated because I didn't think the minuscule flowers would be visited by pollinators here in Chicago.
But this year I've been noticing minor pollinators like this wasp on the flowers. Out of all the bugs I've spied in the garden I think wasps give me the most concern when I go to take a photograph of them. They seem to stop what they are doing and look directly at me when I get near them almost like they're warning me to not get too close.