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Scientists apply paint to Echinacea flowers to know which ones have been hand-pollinated.

Scientists applying paint to Echinacea flowers in the field

Scientists apply paint to Echinacea flowers so they know which ones have been hand-pollinated.

Credit: Stuart Wagenius

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