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    Default Myth, or fact?

    I've always heard that rain washes away nectar, and that after a good storm it will take two days for the plants to produce nectar again. Is this a myth, or fact?

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    from what I have seen this year I believe it to be a fact on some plants

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    It depends on the flower.

    Locust for one is a flower mentioned of being washed out by rain.

    But I have seen them working flowers of other plants soon after the rain stops.

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    Smile Rain influence on nectar

    It will take the blue gum eucalyptus 2-3 days to recover after a good rain.

    Star thistle and mustard becomes rejuvinated after a rain.
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    Blue curles will shut down after a rain so I have been told by the pros.
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    I would purely guess that some nectar washes away due to rain while other nectar is produced by virtue of plants using the rain. It might just equal out depending on what's blooming at the time.
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    I was told Tulip Poplar takes about 24 hrs

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    What about Soybeans?

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