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Pick the Pollinator

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Fuchsia

Hardy fuchsia
Attracted to the fuchsia's bright red sepals and purple petals, this pollinator can visit hundreds of flowers each day, making it very important to the plant's reproductive cycle. Fuchsia flowers hang downward and serve as an ideal food source for this pollinator by offering great quantities of nectar.

Hint: While most pollinating insects are blind to the color red, this organism sees red objects particularly well.


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