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Buckling of Flower petals to Attract Bees

Mechanical buckling of petals produces iridescent patterns visible to bees by Kathy Grube, University of Cambridge Flowers are employing a materials science phenomenon typically associated with failures in structural engineering to produce exquisite three-dimensional petal patterns to lure pollinators. In civil engineering “buckling” is a dirty word with the buckling of beams and columns leading…
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Cute lil fuzzy flower finders hide from heat in California public park [OC]

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Found in the garden very sluggish- gave it a flower- what else should I do?

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CATCH THE BUZZ- Fungus Commits Flower Fraud

ARS News Service Fungus Commits Floral Fraud to Fool Insects into Spreading It For media inquiries contact: Jan Suszkiw, (301) 504-1630 November 24, 2020 The spores of some fungi can linger in the environment for months or years just waiting for something to spread them elsewhere, like a gust of wind, falling rain or a passing…
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Exploring the Process of Pollination

What is Pollination? At the most basic level, pollination is the way plants achieve fertilization and genetic diversity. Pollination process occurs when pollen grains from the male part of one flower (anther) are transferred to the female part (stigma) of another flower. Once pollination occurs, the fertilized flowers produce seeds, which enable the associated plant…
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Origins of Flowering Plants and Pollinators

The Origins of Flowering Plants and Pollinators 1. Casper J. van der Kooi1, 2. Jeff Ollerton2 See all authors and affiliations Science 19 Jun 2020: Vol. 368, Issue 6497, pp. 1306-1308 DOI: 10.1126/science.aay3662 The aquatic angiosperm Archaefructus liaoningensis is one of the earliest fossil angiosperms to have been identified so far. Photo: Jonathan Blair/National Geographic…
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