Female Reproductive Parts
Male Reproductive Parts
How do They Meet?
In order for the ovules in the ovary to be fertilized, the pollen needs to get inside the ovary. How does this happen? Actually pollination can occur in many different ways. Sometimes, the wind blows the pollen towards the pistil so that it gets stuck on the stigma. Other times, an animal brushes by the stamens and carries the pollen on its fur until it falls off near a pistil, or an insect lands on an anther and then lands on the top of a pistil. Remember that not all plants are self-fertilizing, which means that some plants become fertilized by the pollen from other plants, so pollen may travel a long distance before it actually meets up with an ovule to fertilize.
In summary, there are two main reproductive parts of a flower, a male part and a female part. The stamen, which is male, produces pollen; the pistil, which is female, houses the ovule. When the two meet, they produce a seed, which creates a new generation of plants.
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