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Have flowers devised the ultimate weapon of distraction?

20:00 EDT 20 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of Portsmouth) Nectar, the high-energy 'honey' produced by flowers, might be a brilliant distraction technique to help protect a flower's reproductive parts, according to new research.Rather than merely providing a 'come-on' to bees and other insects to attract them to pollinate the flower, nectar could be playing a much more subtle and entrancing role.

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