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  •  That is an interesting question (5+ / 0-)

    Flower color and structure are usually related to the types of pollinator they have evolved to attract.  The simplistic general rules are red = bird pollinated, blue/yellow insect pollinated, and white = pollinated by nocturnal animals (insect or bat).  Probably not the case here

    Pollinators may be in short supply in the early spring and white should be easily visible to all of them.  It may also be, as suggested above that white is conspicuous even under low light conditions.

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    by matching mole on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:28:46 PM PDT

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    •  It's about time you popped in to talk pollinators. (3+ / 0-)

      I've noted the only insects flying this year so far are honey bees, cleansing themselves, and boxelder bugs. Weird spring. The swallows have arrived. What are they eating?

      'White is conspicuous even under low light conditions.' I like your suggestion.

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      by Polly Syllabic on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:43:23 PM PDT

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