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Extra, extra, read all about it! This "extra" has nothing to do with a special edition of a newspaper. This "extra" deals with something that may puzzle you. This "extra" refers to the passionflower vine (Passiflora), the host plant of the Gulf...
A honey bee heads for a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What is the honey bee seeking on the passionflower vine? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee is seeking extra-floral nectaries on the petiole of a passionflower vine. They are described by Lenore Durkee of Grinnell College, Iowa, as "glands that secrete primarily sugars and are found on the vegetative portions of many species of plants." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)