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The Effect of Flower Color and Nectar Concentration of Asclepias syriaca on Pollinator Behavior
Flower color is a mechanism angiosperm plants use to attract pollinators that facilitate reproduction. Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) is a flowering plant that varies in color (white to dark pink) and requires insect ...
Quantitative Nectar Solute Analysis of Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) and Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed)
Floral nectar is a potent ecological resource for pollinators. Recently, the avant-garde of nectar biochemistry has focused around the role of proteins in floral nectar. Our study focused on identifying evidence these ...
The Impact of Florivory on Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) Floral-visitor Behavior and Pollination
Animals that eat flowers (florivores) can have significant effects on plant reproduction. Asclepias syriaca’s (common milkweed) flowers are consumed by the Tetraopes tetrophthalmus, the red milkweed beetle, during the ...