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Ants and Violets
Observed: 6th June 2010 By: Mark at Magdalen
Added: 23rd January 2011
Lasius niger (I think) attracted to the elaiosome* of Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) seed. * An appendage on the seed of some plants that contains oily substance attractive to ants, which assist in the dispersal of the seeds by carrying them away from the parent plant.