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What is the reproductive part of a plant called?

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A plant's flower contains its reproductive components. The plant male reproductive organs are called stamens, and the plant female reproductive organs are called carpels, or a pistil.

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What is the reproductive part of a plant called?
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The flower of a plant contains petals, sepals, carpels and stamens. A carpel, part of the female reproductive organs, contains an ovary to produce ovules and a stigma to receive pollen. Stamens are the male reproductive organs, which contain anthers that produce pollen. Bees and other flying creatures aid in the process of pollination by spreading pollen around, dropping it on the stigmas of flowers. When pollen lands on the stigma, it burrows down to the ovary and fertilizes an ovum in the ovule. This results in creation of a seed.

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