Monarda fistulosa

Monarda fistulosa Tag

The bumblebee builds up an electrostatic charge when flying. Because most flowers are grounded, pollen is attracted to the bee's furry hairs— called pile. As the bee flies to the next flower, the attached pollen grains fall onto neighboring flowers. The charged pollen is attracted to the stigma located within the female part of the flower called a pistil; this happens because it is better grounded than the other parts of the flower. This ensures seed production and survival of the plant. ...