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Grasses

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Although not brightly coloured or scented the grasses are putting on an excellent show.

Grasses

Grasses

Grasses are wind pollinated. The purple stamens are fixed at a central point and are able to move easily in the wind and so release pollen.  To enable the (white) stigmas to catch pollen they have an increased surface area.

Stamens and stigmas of a grass

Whilst some grasses are producing pollen, Cotton Grass, which is actually a sedge, is releasing its seeds.

Cotton Grass releasing seed


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