February 5, 2019

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    Roses (hip-hip hooray!)

    Rose by Catherine Horwood 2018. Reaktion Books Ltd. Apparently, the rose is the world’s favourite flower. It’s not mine. I therefore seem to find myself at odds with the rest of humanity in countries such as England, Bulgaria, Iran, Iraq, Ecuador, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Slovakia, the Maldives, and even the USA (since the rose […] More

  • Illustrations of the cosexual artificial flowers used in the experiments.
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    Pollination quantity and purity

    If you share a pollinator with another plant species in your location, is it a good idea to flower at the same time? You can only use pollen from another plant in the same species. If a bee arrives loaded with another species’s pollen, then what you get is junk. Similarly, if you load a […] More