With its bright yellow petals, abundant nectar, and protein-rich pollen,
goldenrod attracts a variety of pollinators, including one of the above. This
organism is equipped with "pollen baskets" on its hind legs, and it uses the
goldenrod's nectar to create a sweet, viscous liquid often prized in folk
medicine as an antiseptic agent.
Hint: Farmers often utilize this easily bred organism in pollinating
commercial crops such as almonds.