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Posted by free_tree (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 11, 08 at 19:50

This will probably seem like a stupid question once I ask, but does a flower need to be pollinated to produce seeds?

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RE: Pollination

Hi free tree - The answer is mostly, yes, they have to be pollinated. ;) Some hybrids will produce a form of seed without being pollinated but they are sterile seeds.

But pollination isn't necessarily insect pollination. Many vegetables and a few flowers that I know of are self-fertile. The bloom contains both parts needed so it can pollinate itself.

Hope this answers your question.


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