How some flowers recover from injury

How some flowers recover from injury

Bilaterally symmetrical orchid. Credit: University of Portsmouth

Some flowers have a remarkable capacity to pick themselves up – literally – after an accident, according to a study published in the journal New Phytologist.

Within 10-48 hours of being knocked over, they can bend and twist themselves back into an optimal position to align their sexual organs and nectar tubes and ensure successful reproduction.


Published by Cosmos.

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