Pollinator

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1. an insect or other vehicle by which pollen is carried from one flower to another. A plant that provides pollen for a self-infertile plant.

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A bee pollinating (pollination) an iris flower. At one, the bee lands, at two, the pollen is scraped off, and at three, the bee deposits pollen on the second flower.
Source: http://www.life.uiuc.edu/plantbio/digitalflowers/Iridaceae/11.htm