I took this photograph last week whilst at Heale Gardens. This very vibrant flower is a Helenium – species Moerheim Beauty. The common name for Heleniums is ‘Sneezeweed’ and lots of information on the origin of both scientific and common names can be found on wildflower.org.
I took quite a few photos of this plant but chose this one to post today because it includes a hoverfly! I managed to catch him in flight en route to the flower – his little legs tucked behind him!
This is another plant I would like to grow in the garden – I’ve added it to an ever-increasing list.