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Good News in the WorldSunflowers’ invisible colors help them attract bees and adapt to drought 

Sunflowers’ invisible colors help them attract bees and adapt to drought 

It turns out sunflowers are more than just a pretty face: the ultraviolet colours of their flowers not only attract pollinators, but also help the plant regulate water loss, according to new UBC research.

The dense collection of yellow petals of a sunflower (technically an ‘inflorescence’, or collection of many flowers) is a familiar sight, but it’s hiding something from the human eye: an …

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