The anatomical study of nectar glands was taken up at the suggestion of Dr. L. H. Pammel, who for many years has been interested in honey plants and their economic importance in Iowa. The structure of nectar glands has not received much attention from the present day botanist. He takes for granted that they are present; but that is about as far as he goes. Older botanists of the eighteenth century were much interested in the subject of nectar glands. Glands of many plants were studied thoroughly, that is as thoroughly as could be done with the equipment they possessed. Not only was the anatomy of the glands studied, but also the physiological process taking place in these glands. It is to be regretted that with our present day equipment more work has not been done on such an important subject.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Cook, William S.
"The Structure of Some Nectar Glands of Iowa Honey Plants,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 30(1), 301-329.
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