Anther and Filament of Stamen

Anther and Filament of Stamen

The anther and filament of the stamen is the location where pollen is created and carried until one pollinator stops by and takes the pollen to a different flower. The filament is a tiny stem-like structure that holds the anther high so there will be a greater chance that a pollinator will stop by and rub on some pollen on the filament so that the pollinator can pollinate the next flower that it travels to or it can be taken away with the wind. The anther is the location where the pollen is kept in the flower. The anther will be attached to the filament on either the center or end.

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