Stamens_5_anthers_brown_Silphium_perfoliatum_with_Bumble_Bee_Aug_ELM

5 stamens in a Silphium perfoliatum (cup plant) male disk floret. Tightly packed, they surround a single, non-functioning yellow style. The white dots on the bumble bee are pollen mites.
Photo © Elaine Mills

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