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The Geranium Ready to Receive Pollen

As soon as the pollen has been removed from the geranium, its stamens shrink and wither away, disclosing the pistil which they have surrounded. The pistil then opens up its stubby end into flve curling lobes, as seen above, upon whose sticky surface the pollen from other flowers finds lodgment.

The Geranium Ready to Receive Pollen

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 1 Chapter 3