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STIGMA:

Apex of the long style that extends from the ovary, where seeds develop, and that swells and flares at its tip to receive pollen.   Also see: Ovary, Pistil, Style.

stigma
Photo by Michael Brown, used with permission.

Stigma
Photo: Tim Fehr, used with permission.

The image above shows the three lobes of a typical daylily stigma. The photo below shows a microscope view of the stigmatic hairs on a stigma that accept the pollen.

Stigma 1
Photo: Sue Bergeron, used with permission.


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