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Researchers study flower that catapults pollen

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Phys.org

Publication Date
2018-03-01

Flowers are just about the last thing in nature you'd list as fast, but the mountain laurels' filaments are an exception.The defining characteristic of the flowers, which are native to the eastern United States, is a series of 10 arms or filaments that act like catapults, flinging pollen into the air with startling speed.

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https://phys.org/news/2018-03-catapults-pollen.html