February 11, 2019

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    How can sterility make a plant more fertile?

    Brian Park and colleagues have been examining a peculiar fact. A plant can increase its reproductive success by producing sterile flowers. Not all the flowers are sterile. Viburnum lantanoides, (Adoxaceae) has enlarged sterile flowers at the edge of clusters of flowers. The reason is that these flowers are all about display. They pull the pollinators […] More