I have been learning about some interesting plants lately. One plant is the eastern red bud (Tilia americana). Their flowers are perfect, that is, they have male and female parts in one flower which gives them the ability to self-pollinate or they could be pollinated by bees.

They also, sometimes grow directly out of the trunk of the tree. When on their stalks, these pretty pink to white flowers (they are not actually red like the name implies) look like hummingbirds. The stalk would represent the humming bird’s beak.