Day 265

The reproductive system of a hibiscus flower

September 20th, 2012



The yellow, pollen-producing stamina and the red, five-headed, pollen-receiving stigma both emerge from the stalk-like style. A pollen grain that lands on the stigma and germinates will grow a long pollen tube that reaches down through the style to an ovule in the flower's ovary, located at the base of the style, where fertilization occurs.

3 Comments

  1. Stephanie Frye says:

    Beautiful :) Thanks for posting.

  2. Jeff in Joisy says:

    will thier be a test at the end of the walk??

  3. gordon satteson says:

    And all in public, no less.

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