Rock Rose Ice Plant (Aptenia cordifolia) + Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
One section of our garden is on a steep hillside. One of the plants we use for a ground cover there is the Rock Rose (Aptenia cordifolia), a succulent in the Ice Plant (Aizoaceae) family. All morning long, the pretty red flowers on this plant attract honey bees (Apis mellifera).