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Nectar Production and Flower Visitors of Asclepias verticillata
Author(s): M. F. Willson, R. I. Bertin and P. W. Price
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Article Topic(s): Phenology, Pollination
Research Setting(s): Forest,Sandhill
Species Referenced: Asclepias verticillata (Whorled milkweed),
AbstractResearches nectar production and pollination of Asclepias verticillata. The most frequent visitors were hasps, honeybees, moths, and the cabbage white butterfly. However, most visitors were nectar thieves and did not carry pollinia. This may explain the low percentage of fruit (pod) set in this species.
Suggested CitationM. F. Willson, R. I. Bertin and P. W. Price. "Nectar Production and Flower Visitors of Asclepias verticillata." American Midland Naturalist 102.1 (1979): 23-35.