Galapagos flowers GALAPAGOS FLOWERS Galapagos flowers

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Flowers in the Galapagos Islands are unusual because of the atypical insect fauna. It is insects in their role as pollinators that drive the evoution of flowers, their shapes, and colors. Most flowers of native Galapagos plants are yellow or white, and this may be due to the relative lack of pollinating insects. Several groups of Galapagos plants have undergone adaptive radiation (what does this mean?), where one species evolves into several others. It's better known in animals such as Darwin's Finches—the textbook example. The best example among plants in the Galapagos is in the daisy family, Compositae.

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"Earth laughs in flowers."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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