In order to produce seeds, plants need to get
the pollen from male organs to the ovules in their
female organs. Because plants are rooted to
the ground, they can't move, so they need
something else that can move to do it for them.
Some plants use the wind, but this is very
wasteful as the wind won't always blow the pollen
where the plants want it to. Birds and insects
will carry it (the pollen) directly to the ovule.
The pollen needs to get to the center of the
flower to make seeds, and the pollinators help it
get there. Also, the pollinators carry pollen
from one flower to the next and from one plant to
the next. This is good, because it spreads the
genes of the plants around so the genes of
different plants of different plants mix and
combine....such as it is.
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