Wild sage being pollinated by a bee

Wild sage being pollinated by a bee

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Caption: Wild sage Salvia being pollinated by a bee. In the process of nectar feeding, the bee exerts a weight on the lower petal lip of the flower tube. First, a long forked stigma (visible at the end of the upper petal) curls down to touch the abdomen of the bee, and picks up pollen deposited on the bee by other flowers. Then long white stamens, seen here, curl down and deposit their pollen on the bee. Salvia has evolved a sophisticated mechanism of pollination. [see B786/392 for an earlier time- lapse photograph].

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Keywords: bee, bee pollination, bees, botany, flower, honeybee, nature, plant, plants, pollen, pollination, reproduction, reproductive, salvia, type

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