Magnolia plants are so ancient that they're pollinated by beetles because they existed prior to bees appearing.
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Magnolia plants are so ancient that they’re pollinated by beetles because they existed prior to bees appearing.Tiny Fox Lab Facts

To avoid damage from pollinating beetles, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are extremely tough.

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