Does the plant have sex?

The idea of ​​'male' and 'female' in plants is somewhat mysterious to many people, and there are many variations on this topic in the plant world.

In plants, as with most animals, the male part is associated with sperm production and the female part of the egg. Therefore, in plants with flowers and gymnosperms, the male part produces pollen (containing sperm), and the female part has one or more ovaries (containing eggs or ovules). We will ignore plants that produce spores, such as ferns and moss, because their life cycles are more complex, but they also have male and female parts.

There are a few plants that are actually male or just female. Almonds, kiwi, hemp, and willow are all made up of either a pollen or a seed. In terms of plants, they are known as other monoecious plants, and their strategy ensures mating with the same breed.

Interestingly, many trees on the street are other original plants , and to avoid the mess of flowers and fruits, only male trees were previously grown. Unfortunately, this proved to be a failure in urban planning, because pollen allergies in some places have become worse, due to the density of dense male plants that produce a lot of pollen.

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The almond tree (ginkgo) is a monoecious plant, meaning that they are only male or just female.

However, most plants are bisexual , meaning that each tree has both male and female parts. In flowering plants, these parts can reproduce together in the same hermaphrodite flower, or the flowers can only be male (stamen) or can only be one (pistil).

Many of the most poignant flowers, such as roses, lilies, and tulips, are bisexual, and pistils are often surrounded by stamens. Other bisexual plants, such as pumpkin, corn, and birch trees, have neutral flowers. That is, having flowers is male and having flowers is one, but both are formed on the same tree. This also occurs in most coniferous plants. Pollen produced in the male cone is blown by the wind to the female cone for pollination.

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