Window flowers

Jane McGary
Sat, 06 Nov 2010 11:03:20 PDT
One possibility that occurs to me, and that hasn't been mentioned 
yet, about window flowers, is that some flowers (especially alpines) 
have adaptations that appear to raise the temperature inside the 
flower. This both attracts insect pollinators and increases the 
likelihood of fertilization. Would the extra light entering through 
the windows do this? I seem to recall that some Ranunculaceae that 
flower very early have window petals.

Jane McGary

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