Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 14, 2018

How Flowers Trick Pollinators

ScienceDaily reports

An unusually cunning imitation strategy has recently been discovered in the plant kingdom. A twiner native to southern Africa, the parachute flower has a particularly cunning strategy for attracting flies for pollination. Its way of ensuring pollination is a complicated ploy involving fraud and imprisonment.

Read article at  Deceptive flowers, duping insects: How parachute flowers lure their pollinators into a trap


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