Female Flowers

Some articles on flower, flowers, female, female flowers:

Carex - Description
... The culm – the flower-bearing stalk – is unbranched and usually erect ... The flowers of Carex are small and are combined into spikes, which are themselves combined into a larger inflorescence ... The spike typically contains many flowers, but can hold as few as one in some species ...
Cherimoya - Pollination
... The flowers are hermaphroditic and have a mechanism to avoid self pollination ... The short-lived flowers open as female, then progress to a later, male stage in a matter of hours ... a separate pollinator that not only can collect the pollen from flowers in the male stage, but also deposit it in flowers in the female stage ...
Carya Tomentosa - Life History - Reproduction and Early Growth - Flowering and Fruiting
... Mockernut hickory is monoecious - male and female flowers are produced on the same tree ... Mockernut male flowers are catkins about 10 to 13 cm (4 to 5 in) long and may be produced on branches from axils of leaves of the previous season or from the inner scales of the terminal buds at the base ... The female flowers appear in short spikes on peduncles terminating in shoots of the current year ...
Philodendron - Reproduction - Sexual
... On the spadix are found fertile female, fertile male, and sterile male flowers ... The fertile male and female flowers are separated on the spadix by a sterile zone or staminodal region composed of sterile male flowers ... This barrier of sterile male flowers ensures fertile male flowers do not fertilize the female flowers ...

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