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GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PLANTS AND ANIMALS
Biology Form 3
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Wind-Pollinated/Anemophilous flowers

Adaptations of flowers to wind pollination

  • Anthers/stigma hang outside the flowers to increase chances of pollination,
  • The style is long to expose stigma;
  • The filament is long to expose anther;
  • Stigma is hairy/feathery/branched to increase surface area for trapping of pollen grains;
  • Pollen grains are light/small to be easily carried by wind;
  • Large amounts of pollen grains to increase the chances of fertilization;
  • Flowers have long stalks holding them out in the wind;

 

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