Ohio Native Bees Love the Native Obedient Plant

Bumblebees climbing inside the Obedient Plant
Native Obedient Plant

Bees absolutely adore the Obedient Plant. This native plant of Ohio is a beauty and in my opinion, not only provides food, but acts as living bee hotel for the bees.

Flowers on these plants will hold the tiniest native bees to the chubbiest of bumblebees inside them. They hide inside for shelter on rainy days and rest in them on windy days.

I love this plant. Fairly tall at about 3ft, loads of blooms that bloom all summer. When viewed from any angle you'll find that the flowers are loaded with bee butts and dangling legs!