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Deceived with ornament

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Duration: 0:13:51 | Added: 06 Apr 2020
Plants attract pollinators through their colourful flowers but some plants aren't quite what they seem.

Plants need to attract pollinators and a mass of flowers is a good way to convince bees to visit. But some plants aren’t quite what they seem. The lungwort tries to look as impressive as possible by holding onto old flowers that are long past their best, but surely bees aren’t so easily deceived? Find out how the hairy-footed flower bee has forced the plant to reveal its true colours, and meet the incredible bee-fly that’s also pretending to be something it’s not.

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