Latest Ornithophily Stories
How flowers have evolved particular colors, shapes and scents to attract pollinators has long fascinated ecologists.
Floral displays, such as the color, shape, size, and arrangement of flowers, are typically thought to have evolved primarily in response to selection by pollinators—for animal-pollinated species, being able to attract animal vectors is vital to an individual plant's reproductive success.
Across the western Cape of South Africa can be found small plants in the Iris family called Babiana.
Once, wildflower season in montane meadow ecosystems extended throughout the summer months, but now scientists have found a fall-off in wildflowers at mid-season.
Pollinators interact with their landscapes to affect the genetic structure of 3 Penstemon species in the Great Basin.
Messenger molecule in oral secretions of herbivorous insects changes flower opening time of their host plants: Hummingbirds take over role as pollinators from moths.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.