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Word of the Week – Signal

signal [ sig-nl ] noun: an area of contrasting color, usually yellow, on the fall of an iris in the place of a beard A word to begin the celebration of Pollinator Week Some flowers have specialized names for their … Continue reading

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Flowers That Attract Pollinators and Robbers to a Garden

The shape, color, structure and odor of a flower usually determine the type of pollinators it attracts. A flower requires a pollinator that will visit it regularly and successfully transfer pollen in and/or between it and other flowers of its species to ensure fruit and seed production. For the service of pollination, the flower provides a reward: usually food such as nectar and/or pollen. Thus plants and their pollinators enjoy a mutualistic relationship. Continue reading

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