Boy and Girl plants
Are plants boys or girls? Do you have any pictures of
girls plants or boy plants?
See, the vegetable that is the plants are similar
to the animals concerning reproduction. To have babies
that is for them to generate another one, it is
necessary to have a female part (that you call girl)
and a male part (boy). What happens many times is
that both the female and the male organs are located
in the same plant in different places. We call that
the reproductive male system and the reproductive
female system. In other plants there are the female
plant and the male plant different and separated.
In any case it is necessary that the male fertilize
the female that is some part of them to get together
for another one to "born" and grow.
Usually the flowers are the place where the
reproductive systems are. The insects, the birds, even
the wind help the reproduction putting together
the male and the female parts.
This happens in many plants. But there are some much
more simpler than that.
Thanks for asking NEWTON!
(Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)
Some types (species) of plants have separate "boy" (male) flowers and
"girl" (female) flowers.
Willow (Salix) trees have separate male and female flowers.
Pine trees have separate male flowers and female fruiting cones:
Some plants like the Gingko from China have trees with all male flowers or
all female flowers and fruits.
Anthony Brach Ph.D.
Well, sometimes plants are both boys and girls at the same time! The
girl/boy part of a plant is the flower. By the way, flowers aren't always
pretty. Flowers are pretty to attract bees and birds to the flower to get
them to spread their pollen. If the pollen is spread by the wind instead,
the flower doesn't have to be pretty. But any way-The "girl" part of a
flower is in the center and sticks up. It is called the pistil. It is sticky
and pollen sticks to it. The boy parts are around the pistil and are called
the stamens. They produce the pollen. The pollen from one flower goes to
land on the pistil of a different flower. The pollen helps the flower
produce a fruit which contains seeds. The seeds are like the "babies" of the
plant. There are some types of plants that have their girl parts on one
flower and the boy parts on a different flower. You can tell which is which
because the girl flower will have only a pistil and the boy flower will have
only the stamens. You can go to google.com and search
for an image of a flower and see the parts for yourself!
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Update: June 2012