Ferns pay off ants to protect them from caterpillars – North Country Public Radio

Ferns pay off ants to protect them from caterpillars
North Country Public Radio
Aug 03, 2017 — Ferns invented nectar – a sugary reward – long before flowering plants evolved. But instead of using it to attract pollinators, the bracken fern uses it as "protection money," paying off ants and other predatory insects that will keep

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