insect and wind pollinated in flowers

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  • INSECT AND WIND POLLINATED IN FLOWERS
    • WIND POLLINATED
      • Small petals (dull colour)
        • No need to attract insects
      • No scent
        • No need to attract insects
      • No nectar
        • No need to attract insects
      • Large quantity of pollen
        • Most doesn't reach other flowers
      • Pollen very light and smooth
        • It can be blown in the wind
      • Anthers dangle out - loose
        • To release pollen into the wind
      • Stigma hangs outside the flower
        • To catch the drifting pollen
      • Stigma feathery or net like
        • To catch the drifting pollen
    • INSCET POLLINATED
      • Large, brightly coloured petals
        • To attract insects
      • Often sweetly scented
        • To attract insects
      • Usually contain nectar
        • To attract insects
      • Moderate quantity of pollen
        • Less wastage than with wind pollination
      • Pollen often sticky or spiky
        • To stick to insects
      • Anthers firm and inside flower
        • To brush against insects
      • Stigma has sticky coating
        • Pollen stick to it

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