Definition - What does Nectar mean?

In botany, nectar refers to a sweet liquid produced by the majority of flowers. Nectar is an important food source for several types of wildlife, including hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. The flow of nectar is also collected by bees when flowers are in full bloom. Nectar has also been shown to encourage pollination by attracting different types of pollinators.

MaximumYield explains Nectar

According to Greek mythology, the gods used to drink nectar and eat ambrosia to maintain their powers. Because it is such a sweet liquid, nectar has also been known to provide some much-needed calories and energy to various types of birds, insects and even animals such as bats. Bees, on the other hand, collect nectar in order to turn it into honey. According to botanists, nectar has also been shown to be rich in various types of nutrients as well as oils, salts and vitamins.

Depending on the particular flower, the nectarines can be located in the stamen, pistils and petals.

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