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CAPSULE:

Dry fruit (matured ovary) composed of two or more carpels that split open at maturity to release the seeds from the locules (chambers); commonly called a seed pod. Typically a daylily capsule has 3 locules.  See also: ovary, carpel, seed, locule, pod.

Capusle
Photo: Tim Fehr, used with permission.

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