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Darlingtonia pollination studies in 2006

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A strong bee:
Here you can see the honeybee still hanging onto the flower, trying to gain entry. The bee is too large to fit through the conventional entry hole to the flower, so it must use brute force to pull the petals apart to get inside.

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Revised: October 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005