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PISTIL:

The central female reproductive organ around which the other flower parts are arranged. At the base is the ovary, where the seeds develop. A long style extends from this. The tip is swollen and flared to form the stigma. The stigma receives the pollen. Also see: Ovary, Stigma, Style.

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Photo by Michael Brown, used with permission.

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