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Canada Goldenrod

Canada goldenrod
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.


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