Hermaphrodite wildflower has its own battle of the sexes

What’s best for the floral male bits clashes with what’s best for female parts

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SEXUAL CONFLICT  The male and female organs in each white bloom of the wildflower called starry campion are locked in an evolutionary war of parenthood.

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