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Bumblebees pollinating a sunflower

Bumblebees pollinating a sunflower

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29.2 x 43.7 cm ⏐ 11.5 x 17.2 in (300dpi)

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GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Bumblebees (Bombus sp.) pollinating a sunflower. As the bee feeds on nectar in the flower, pollen from the anthers become attached to it. Pollen grains are the male sex cells of a flowering plant. When the bee flies to a new flower of the same species to feed, some pollen is deposited on the female parts of the flower, fertilising them. Most flowering plants use flowers to attract insect pollinators. Photographed in the USA.

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