The flowers of Pinguicula lutea are bright yellow. This color is attractive to bees. A bee could fit easily into the wider part of the flower of Pinguicula lutea. There is a small pointed tip on the flower, the spur (at left), which contains a droplet of nectar. A bee, properly oriented within the flower, could feed on the nectar if it has a long tongue.
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