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The male stamen is formed by the anther and filament; pollen arises from the anthers. The pollinator puts the pollen in the female stigma. This germinates and then it sends a tube, which carries the male sex germ, down through the style and then to an ovule inside the ovary. Once this occurs, the ovary will then ripen into a yellow lemon-sized fruit that can be eaten; the ovules in the fruit will soon mature into seeds. Mostly all passion flowers have ten whitish petals. After examining each "petal" closely, it becomes apparent that each petal is a bit more scoop-shaped and green-margined than the next. The sepals are the green-margined ones and the flatter, whiter ones are indeed the petals.  
The male stamen is formed by the anther and filament; pollen arises from the anthers. The pollinator puts the pollen in the female stigma. This germinates and then it sends a tube, which carries the male sex germ, down through the style and then to an ovule inside the ovary. Once this occurs, the ovary will then ripen into a yellow lemon-sized fruit that can be eaten; the ovules in the fruit will soon mature into seeds. Mostly all passion flowers have ten whitish petals. After examining each "petal" closely, it becomes apparent that each petal is a bit more scoop-shaped and green-margined than the next. The sepals are the green-margined ones and the flatter, whiter ones are indeed the petals.  
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All of the parts that are mention in the previous paragraph are placed above the lower section on a unique kind of stalk known as a gynophore. Once the fruit develops, the stalk will still be attached. This method is one way to tell if what you are looking at is a passion flower or just another lemon-shaped, yellow flower. [http://www.backyardnature.net/fl_passn.htm]
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All of the parts that are mention in the previous paragraph are placed above the lower section on a unique kind of stalk known as a gynophore. Once the fruit develops, the stalk will still be attached. This method is one way to tell if what you are looking at is a passion flower or just another lemon-shaped, yellow flower.
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One of the amazing features in a Passion Flower are the long, skinny items extending out from the bottom of the gynophore. In a few kinds of special flowers a sprout is made on the blossom's lower or middle parts. This is where all the sepals, petals and sexual parts become connected. The outcome of this usually known as a corona, or "crown." Passion Flower crowns become apparent in a similar way; although, instead of being cup-like, they are all are divided into many hair-like items. The highly divided crowns help with the pollination because they attract the polllinator's attention to the middle of the flower, where pollination needs to be taken/dispersed. [http://www.backyardnature.net/fl_passn.htm]
== Reproduction ==
== Reproduction ==

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Passionflower
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Introduction

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Obtain your taxonomy information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Anatomy

The male stamen is formed by the anther and filament; pollen arises from the anthers. The pollinator puts the pollen in the female stigma. This germinates and then it sends a tube, which carries the male sex germ, down through the style and then to an ovule inside the ovary. Once this occurs, the ovary will then ripen into a yellow lemon-sized fruit that can be eaten; the ovules in the fruit will soon mature into seeds. Mostly all passion flowers have ten whitish petals. After examining each "petal" closely, it becomes apparent that each petal is a bit more scoop-shaped and green-margined than the next. The sepals are the green-margined ones and the flatter, whiter ones are indeed the petals.

All of the parts that are mention in the previous paragraph are placed above the lower section on a unique kind of stalk known as a gynophore. Once the fruit develops, the stalk will still be attached. This method is one way to tell if what you are looking at is a passion flower or just another lemon-shaped, yellow flower.

One of the amazing features in a Passion Flower are the long, skinny items extending out from the bottom of the gynophore. In a few kinds of special flowers a sprout is made on the blossom's lower or middle parts. This is where all the sepals, petals and sexual parts become connected. The outcome of this usually known as a corona, or "crown." Passion Flower crowns become apparent in a similar way; although, instead of being cup-like, they are all are divided into many hair-like items. The highly divided crowns help with the pollination because they attract the polllinator's attention to the middle of the flower, where pollination needs to be taken/dispersed. [1]

Reproduction

These are the seeds of a Passion Flower.

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Ecology

This is a Heliconius charithonia, or Zebra Longwing Caterpillar; it eats the Passion Flowers.

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