Researchers found that the surface of petals are similar to Velcro, which is useful for bees,
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not letting go with the wind…
For a long time, scientists have known that the petals of most flowering plants (angiosperms) have cone-shaped cells that are not found anywhere else in the plant.
Researchers now report that this miniature scenery serves like a surface of Velcro, to which pollinating bees adhere. This feature is particularly useful when the wind starts blowing hard.