Is fennel Monoecious?

DrPhillSeptember 28, 2011

Apologies if this is the wrong forum, and hello from a new member.

Each fennel seed head seems to have a dead flower head with no seeds next to it. Is this the remains of a male flower?

I searched the web and found nothing useful (I am a non-botanist and so get lost quickly in the jargon).

Thanks in advance

Phill

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Fennel isn't monoecious AFAIK. Each flower should have an ovary and stamens.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2011 at 5:26PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, is almost always monoclinous (hermaphroditic) but occasionally is andromonoecious (having male and hermaphroditic flowers).

    Bookmark   September 28, 2011 at 10:37PM
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