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A case study of the Jack-in-the-Pulpit Plant
« on: January 08, 2022, 06:31:11 pm »
I regularly include this unusual plant type in my RI practice, being rare in my region, with a unique aesthetic among flowers here.

Here is the Wikipedia knowledge:

It has a furl covering the "jack" that holds the pollen, and puts out a scent - "to be pollinated" (a life oriented goal), but also to trap the pollinator (a non-life goal).  Meets the four requirements for a covert game strategy? Definitely sneaky.

Which of the four types would do that? The scent suggests "must be known" with the overt sensation of infliction, assuming it gets sensation from inflicting a gnat  :)

The furl hiding the jack or protecting it - why for? Is "to hide" a life oriented goal? A must not be known would say yes  :)

Dennis said plants have had multiple millions of years to bio-weaponize so as to not be extravagantly eaten or crowded out.