First Answer to the Recent Biology Challenge

Showy Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)
Showy Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)

Scott Sharp was correct–good powers of observation. Now the 2nd question remains–What is the structure that commands the ant’s attention? Hint: Try googling EFN and Partridge Pea

Here’s the promised close up:




2 thoughts on “First Answer to the Recent Biology Challenge”

  1. Nicely done, Josie. I’ll try and remember to post a closer view of the ant and the EFN when I get home.

  2. Extrafloral nectaries on the plant provide a food source for the ant and other insects. This is thanks to R.F. Mizell out of the University of Florida. It will be a great pic to show students when we are discussing symbiotic relationships.

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