Canada goldenrod: western honeybee
The honeybee is one of the goldenrod's best customers, collecting its pollen
for protein and its nectar in order to produce honey (a sweet treat that
doubles as an antibacterial agent). The goldenrod's flowers have adapted
through time to attract pollinators both visually and through food offerings,
hence their bright yellow petals and abundant pollen and nectar supplies. The
goldenrod's pollen sticks to the bee's body, moving with it from flower to
flower and leading to pollination.