Elena Kramer Finds Dramatic Diversity in Columbine Flowers

November 17, 2011
Courtesy of Scott A. Hodges/UCSB  Columbine pollinators include bees, which prefer short, curled spurs; hummingbirds, which enjoy short, straight spurs; and hawkmoths (shown here), which can dig into long, slender spurs.

Elena Kramer, in partnership with University of California, Santa Barbara, finds that columbine flowers adapt their shape to match pollinators' tongues, causing dramatic diversity. Full Story.

See also: Faculty News, 2011