Sunday, September 13, 2015

Pistil and Stamen Happiness

Here's one for any of you botanists out there.  It's still technically summer for another week so I thought I had better get this remnant in before it's seasonally inappropriate.

Pistil & Stamen Happiness:  
The realization that as a "Perfect Flower," you never need a blind date

(There's three of those fertile flower critters in there. (-:)

And for those of you who are thinking, what the h-e-double-toothpick is she talking about?  A perfect flower has both male and female parts, a stamen and pistil, respectively, and they can pollinate themselves!

An "imperfect flower" only has a female part (pistil) or male part (stamen--the pollen-producing reproductive organ) and needs the wind or someone knocking into it or a bee or some other insect to cross-pollinate/fertilize it.  Life, so interesting, no?

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