Soybeans are blooming

The inch or so of rain that came with the Derecho is making the beans happy.  while they look (to me) like they would be attractive to insects, soybeans are self-pollinating.  And they are very accommodating to summer conditions.    Only about 30% of the flowers will produce seeds, the rest aborting due to dry or unfavorable conditions.  The extended period of blooming takes advantage of better conditions when (if) they occur.

Soybean blossoms

Soybean Field