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Canada Goldenrod

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.


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