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Mojave Rabbitbrush

It is autumn and the Mojave Desert at Red Rock Canyon is ablaze in yellow from the blooming of the Mojave Rabbitbrush shrub. When a plant has such showy flowers, it is trying to attract insects to pollinate it. Bees, flies and butterflies come to the flowers to sip nectar and in doing so the blossom’s pollen sticks to the insects. As the bugs travel from flower to flower pollen falls off and sticks on guaranteeing the seed production of the plant thus the survival of the species.

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