Pollination is a Partnership
Pollination may occur as cross-pollination between plants, or when pollinators (bees, insects and birds) transport pollen from one plant to another. Butterflies, like beetles, ants, flies, bees, wasps and moths are the primary animal pollinators. Birds and bats are important pollinators too. Flowers contain parts to entice pollinators and produce seeds. The petals are designed to provide platforms for roving pollinators. The base of many petals contain nectaries that produce “nectar,” the sweet, energy laden treasure that each pollinator is seeking.
The partnership between flowers and pollinators is incredibly important. They are completely dependent on one another for survival.
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