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Posted by Forum Master on October 31, 2004 04:00:18 UTC

Well, I guess my assumptions about the fossil record include the idea that plants that do not require bees or other animals to propagate existed before bees and other animals that do pollinate today.

Come to think of it, this is not really all that remarkable. These same plants that do not require participant pollinators exist today too.

Of course many plants do require active pollinators and these plants pull out all the stops to attract them with flowers, etc.

An interesting list exists here:

http://mason.gmu.edu/~jlawrey/biol304/biol304/notes/ecology.htm

I believe the point of my bringing this up was to refute the poster's suggestion that plants need bees that's all.

John

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