Pollinator Behavior Mediates Negative Interactions between Two Congeneric Invasive Plant Species.

@article{Yang2011PollinatorBM,
  title={Pollinator Behavior Mediates Negative Interactions between Two Congeneric Invasive Plant Species.},
  author={Suann Yang and Matthew J. Ferrari and Katriona Shea},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2011},
  volume={177 1},
  pages={
          110-8
        }
}
Simultaneously flowering plant species may indirectly interact with each other by influencing the quantity of pollinator visitation and/or the quality of pollen that is transferred. These effects on pollination may depend on how pollinators respond to floral resources at multiple levels. In this study, we demonstrate pollinator-mediated negative interactions between two invasive plants, Carduus acanthoides and Carduus nutans. Using constructed arrays of the two species, alone and in mixture, we… CONTINUE READING

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