Pollens of Entomophilous Plants
Entomophilous plants are primarily pollinated
by insects. These plants produce nectar
and highly nutritious pollen
to attract insects, trading these for pollination
service by the insect.
You have already seen a picture of pollen from the lily, an insect pollinated plant. Click on the thumnail photo at left, if you want to look at it again.
Pollens from entomophilous plants are heavy and sticky. They do not become airborne, so they cannot get into your nose and cause allergies.
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Pollens from entomophilous plants are usually nutritious. They have protein, minerals and fats that many insects seek to either eat themselves, or feed their young.
Glossary of Pollination Terms