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News Release 07-065

Columbine Flowers Develop Long Nectar Spurs in Response to Pollinators

Research offers evidence that evolution may occur in a stop-and-go pattern

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Columbine flowers are growing extra-long spurs in response to pollinators.

Flowers in the columbine genus Aquilegia are growing exceptionally long flower spurs in response to pollinators.

Credit: SA Hodges, MA Hodges, D Inouye

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