It was not for naught that poet Lea Zehavi called this species “an astonishing yellow flower”,The Sternbergia clusiana can be pollinated by different insects. Bees that land on its smooth perianth slide inside and swallow the nectar that is secreted at the bottom of the flower. On their way out they climb onto the stamina, collect the pollen and sometimes also touch the stigma and pollinate it as well.
Issue: September 2019
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