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Is fennel Monoecious?

Posted by DrPhill UK (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 28, 11 at 3:52

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


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RE: Is fennel Monoecious?

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

RE: Is fennel Monoecious?

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

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