Beyond the beauty
While many of us take pleasure in being around blooming plants because of their beauty, a closer look reveals the true nature of flowers. What might at first glance appear to be a peaceful wildflower meadow is actually the site of frenzied activity. For many creatures on Earth, a collection of flowers is more akin to Las Vegas during rush hour than it is to the relaxing image we take it to be. Many plants have developed flowers with advanced combinations of sights, smells, and other cues that help them attract the visitors they want. In fact, these plants are actively competing against each other in order to attract the most desirable pollinators. We are still constantly learning about…
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