What is an example of a perfect and an imperfect flower?

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The oat flower and the lily flower are two examples of perfect flowers, while a squash flower and a cucumber flower are two examples of imperfect flowers. A perfect flower contains both male and female organs, and an imperfect flower contains either male organs or female organs.

A perfect flower is capable of reproducing all by itself through self-pollination. It does not require the help of pollinators (such as bees). However, the pollinators are still beneficial for perfect flowers because they promote cross pollination, which can help keep a plant robust and healthy.

An imperfect flower depends on pollinators to reproduce. The pollinator spreads the pollen from male flowers to female flowers so that reproduction can take place.

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