Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 17, 2022

Soaproot/Chlorogalum pomeridianum Photos

The Soaproots are starting to bloom in our yard.

Soaproot/Chlorogalum pomeridianum and Yellow-faced Bumble Bee//Bombus vosnesenskii

Soaproot/Chlorogalum pomeridianum

from Bay Nature

Soaproot flowers are white and night-blooming, traits that, along with sweet fragrance, often identify moth-pollinated flowers. But contrary to popular assumption, soaproot flowers have no discernible scent. And while moths (as well as honeybees, hummingbirds, and wasps) occasionally visit them, soaproot flowers are primarily pollinated by large native carpenter bees and bumblebees.


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