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Bees take in carbohydrates from floral nectar and protein from floral pollen.
Using a combination of ancient DNA, plant macrofossils, and pollen, his team reconstructed the diet of four moa species.
Fantastic creatures and glittering pollen-like flakes soar through the air.
Cats, for instance, love to nibble on plants and can develop fatal kidney failure from eating any part of a lily, even small amounts of pollen.
Other factors can trigger asthma: outdoor air pollution and pollen, in particular.
Unlike many of its sister species, the Mediterranean plant Ephedra foeminea doesn’t surrender its pollen to the wind.
While other plants’ flowers offer up their pollen to all sorts of birds and bees, the fig sends out an aroma that attracts the female of its particular wasp species.
The archaeologists also found pollen from a medicinal plant, Seseli, in one of the structures.
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