All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Rhododendrons are custom-made to accomodate large bees. The top petal has spots, called a "nectar guide" that shows the bees where to find the nectar. As they crawl over the flowers they get pollen on their bodies from the anthers. When they fly to the...
Rhododendrons are custom-made to accomodate large bees. The top petal has spots, called a "nectar guide" that shows the bees where to find the nectar. As they crawl over the flowers they get pollen on their bodies from the anthers. When they fly to the next flower they transfer the pollen to its pistil, pollinating the flower.

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