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Seed-Bearing Pumpkin Blossom

This blossom is the mate of the one shown previously. The stigma to receive the pollen occupies the same position that is occupied by the pollen-bearer in the other flower. The bulbous growth at the base of the flower is the ovary, or seed case, which, if the flower is fertilized, will develop into a pumpkin.

Seed-Bearing Pumpkin Blossom

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