Anther and Filament of Stamen

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If you look closely at the flower in the picture, you’ll be able to see the dark red filaments of the flower, with the tiny yellow anther as well. In a flower, the stamen is the male reproductive organ, with an anther that produces pollen (the male gametophyte of a plant) and a filament, a long, thin stalk that holds up the anther. The anther contains the pollen sacs, and the wind or pollinating animals will spread the pollen to the carpel and then down to the ovary, thus pollinating the eggs within.

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