Stigma and Style of Carpel



The female reproductive organ of a flower is called the carpel. The carpel consists of the stigma, style, and the ovary. Only the stigma and style are able to be seen normally, while the ovary is within. The stigma of the plant is sticky or feathery in order to capture pollen from the anther, and it is located at the tip of the style. The style is the stalk that connects the stigma and the ovary, and pollen tubes grow through this in order to reach the ovary. the ovary contains eggs, or ovules, which are the female gametophyte of the plant. Pollen fertilizes these eggs, which become zygotes. The ovarian walls become the walls of the fruit, which contain the seeds (the zygotes).

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