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Aid from the Butterfly

This picture shows the butterfly at work on the Prince's Feather or Cockscomb flower. The butterfly plays by no means so important a part as the bee in the plant fertilization, yet it consistantly transports pollen, and there are many types of tubular flowers that depend entirely on butterflies or moths for cross-fertilization. We think of the butterfly as leading an absolutely aimless life, but it is a very useful citizen in the flower garden.

Aid from the Butterfly

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 2 Chapter 9