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Flower petal for attracting insect pollinators
Updated on 23/04/2019
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The innovation of flowers in angiosperms led to their success, occupying the more land than all other plants combined. Their success, to some extent, should be attributed to their ability to attract insect pollinators to disperse their progeny. This photo shows a western honey bee(Apis mellifera), one of the first insects to be domesticated and are still kept by beekeepers today, feeding on the nectar of Spanish needle(Bidens alba), a common daisy-like flowering plant with capitulum inflorescence. The orange mass on the bee's hind legs are pollen collected by a structure called corbicula or pollen basket.
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petal , sepal , pileus , suspensor , stipe , Labellum , columella , sporangium , pistil , stamen
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