Window flowers

Adam Fikso
Sat, 06 Nov 2010 11:23:04 PDT
Don't know if your memory is correct--but it makes sense.  It could pick up 
on both transmitted light from above, or reflected heat and light from the 
ground.  I've not seen this idea or fact before.  Thanks.  Will check 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jane McGary" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Window flowers

> 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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