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Fuchsia

Hardy fuchsia: hummingbird
The hardy fuchsia is adapted for hummingbird pollination in a variety of ways. The bird is drawn to its red sepals, and the positioning of its pendulous flowers allows the bird, which can consume more than its body weight in food each day, to hover easily in place while drinking the flowers' ample nectar. Pollen rubs off onto the bird's head as it feeds and is thereby transported from flower to flower.


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