The standard blossom has both male and female parts. The basic unit of the male part is known as the stamen. The stamen are composed of a slender, stem-like object known as a filament. Atop is attached a smaller, thicker item and that is the anther.
When the stamen is sexually mature, its anther splits open and yellow, dust-like particles emerge; this “dust” is pollen. Pollen grains carry within them the plant’s male sex germs, just as a male animal’s sperm carries the male sex germ. In a way, pollen is like sperm.
The standard blossom’s female sexual part is a plump object occupying the blossom’s center, known as the pistil. It’s composed of three main parts; at the very top, there’s a lobed thing called the stigma, where pollen is supposed to land. There’s a “neck area” between the stigma and the big round part below it called the style, and the big round part itself is known as the ovary.
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