What Flower Part Contains Egg Cells?

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Flowers or blooms contain egg cells in the female portion of the bloom called the pistil. Egg cells will create seeds to help the flower reproduce or make new plants of the same species.

Ovules

Pollination

Necessary Attractrants

Hand Pollination

  • Pollination can be completed by hand but is very tedious. A small object like a cotton swab can be used to gather pollen from the anther and deposit it on the stigma. This process may be used in controlled greenhouses or laboratories to impregnate egg cells where insects are not welcome guests.

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  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images pistil image by Ericos from Fotolia.com Anthers image by irum from Fotolia.com crocus first flower spring flower image by Pali A from Fotolia.com close up of bee pollinating a flower image by Rabidjamdealer from Fotolia.com
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