When the colour is absent from only one of the two upper petals, the nectary is not quite aborted but is much shortened.
Its nectary tube is five inches in length, and as slender as a knitting-needle.
Her own food has been honey drawn from the nectary of a flower.
Angræcum, orchid of Madagascar, with nectary eleven inches long, 219.
It was to such structures that the name of nectary was applied by old authors.
The flowers expand, and a set of vessels pour into the cup or nectary a minute portion of honey.
The humming-bird alone can reach the bottom of the nectary of the honeysuckle; but even here the instinct of the bee is seen.
At E we see the moth with its tongue entering the nectary of a subsequent blossom.
In studying any flower fertilized by insects always ask: Where is the nectary?
nectary a cylindrical tube attached to the corolla for half its length, mouth 10-toothed, containing 10 sessile anthers.