My Lupine plant is in full bloom. I watched some bees visiting it and saw how the flowers got pollinated. Check it out.
Here is a closeup of the individual flowers. Each bloom has a lower portion that almost looks like a seat and an upper portion that looks like a half-donut. See it?
What happens when a bee lands on the flower? The lower portion is actually two separate parts. As you can see above, when I press on it with my finger, the outer portion moves down, leaving a middle piece that looks like it is coated with pollen. When the bee sits here, the outer portion moves down slightly, allowing the point with pollen to press against the bee’s bottom.
Check out the video below- maybe it will make more sense. As usual, ignore my kids’ yelling in the background!