• Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the stamen (male flower part) to the pistil (female flower part).
  • Since both a stamen and a pistil are necessary for seed formation, they are called essential organs.
    Most flowers contain two other parts, the sepals and petals, which may help attract insect pollinators.
  • A complete flower contains all four parts. If only one of the essential organs is present in a flower, it is called an incomplete flower.
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