Sweet White Violet. There is a bee that is a violet specialist. Andrena violae (an unsurprising name). When we use colored traps to catch bees, this at the right time and place can be a bee commonly captured. It, however is only captured in blue bowls (ignoring white and yellow). So here is a nice white violet (though with purple nectar guides) is it ignored by this bee, there are also yellow violets…similarly ignored? This is basic information people why are we in the dark here? Its as if no one knew that water is blue. Picture and specimen by Helen Lowe Metzman.