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2012-11-21 15:06:30

How flowers have evolved particular colors, shapes and scents to attract pollinators has long fascinated ecologists.

2012-06-08 13:40:34

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.

2011-09-06 12:41:14

Across the western Cape of South Africa can be found small plants in the Iris family called Babiana.

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2011-06-20 07:58:55

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.

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2011-01-22 09:05:33

Pollinators interact with their landscapes to affect the genetic structure of 3 Penstemon species in the Great Basin.

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2010-01-21 15:14:31

Messenger molecule in oral secretions of herbivorous insects changes flower opening time of their host plants: Hummingbirds take over role as pollinators from moths.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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