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Wild Celery

Wild celery
Despite its name, wild celery bears little resemblance to the leafy vegetable you buy at the grocery store. In fact, while the celery we eat depends upon insects for pollination, wild celery takes an entirely different approach to reproduction: it utilizes its natural habitat to scatter its pollen.

Hint: Wild celery is a natural food source for many animals, including the canvasback diving duck.


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