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Botanical Nerd Word: Pistil

Pistil: The female reproductive organ of a flower, typically consisting of a stigma, style, and ovary.*

The pistil of this tulip is protruding from the centre of the flower, surrounded by the six stamens.

*Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake Publishing.

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