TIL caffeine evolved independently in many plants. It’s toxic in high doses to hungry insects, and caffeinated leaf litter can make soil toxic for other competing plants. Separately, pollinators receive a light “buzz” from caffeine in pollen, and are more likely to remember the flower’s scent. via /r/todayilearned


TIL caffeine evolved independently in many plants. It’s toxic in high doses to hungry insects, and caffeinated leaf litter can make soil toxic for other competing plants. Separately, pollinators receive a light “buzz” from caffeine in pollen, and are more likely to remember the flower’s scent.
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Submitted November 09, 2018 at 06:03PM by walc
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