Parts of a flower and process of pollination
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Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the stamens to the stigma.

There are two types of pollination:

  • animal pollination
  • and wind pollination.

animalpollination

Plants with colourful petals attract animals (birds and insects) to the flower to drink the nectar. Pollen from the stamens stick to the animal’s body. When the animal travels to another plant, some pollen is transferred. This is called animal pollination.

windpollination

Plants such as trees and grasses (which don’t have colourful petals to attract animals) use wind pollination to reproduce. The wind blows pollen from the staments to the stigma.

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