The effects of floral display on pollinator visitation vary among populations of Phacelia linearis (Hydrophyllaceae)

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Individual plants in gynodioecious populations of Phacelia linearis (Hydrophyllaceae) vary in flower gender, flower size, and flower number. This paper reports the effects of variation in floral display on the visitation behaviour of this species' pollinators (mainly pollen-collecting solitary bees) in several natural and three experimental plant populations, and discusses the results in terms of the consequences for plant fitness.