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Diverse scents of woodland star wildflowers driven by coevolution with pollinators


February 11, 2019

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A study of woodland star wildflowers in the western United States has found remarkable diversity in the scent compounds produced by their flowers. Every species of woodland star, and even different populations within a species, may produce a unique floral bouquet, sometimes composed of dozens of scent compounds, to attract specialized insect pollinators. Full Story

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University of California, Santa Cruz

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