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The flower that targets its nectar to the specific needs of its pollinators

Impatiens offers its pollinators the best nectar, but the best nectar for one pollinator isn't always the best for another.

Botanists set the relationship status of Plants, Pollinators and Antagonists to “It’s complicated”

What happens when a flower is eaten or pollinated? A study in the American Journal of Botany shows one interaction can impact in an unexpected way on another.

Flower development in Balsaminaceae

Balsaminaceae consist of two genera, the monospecific Hydrocera and its species-rich sister Impatiens; however, morphological support for the current molecular phylogeny of Balsaminaceae is...

Origins of woodiness in Balsaminaceae

The family Balsaminaceae, which contains the species-rich genus Impatiens and the single-species genus Hydrocera (H. triflora), is essentially herbaceous and is nested into a...

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How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

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Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

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