Thread Of The Wrap! - Stamens Daylilie - NZ

AndreaEL

Gore, New Zealand

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Daylilies are perennial plants. The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words ἡμέρα (hēmera) “day” and καλός (kalos) “beautiful”. The flowers of most species open at sunrise and wither at sunset, possibly replaced by another one on the same stem the next day. Some species are night-blooming.
Originally native from Europe to China, Korea, and Japan, their large showy flowers have made them popular worldwide. There are over 60,000 registered cultivars. The stamen (plural stamina or stamens, from Latin stamen meaning “thread of the warp”) is the male reproductive organ of a flower. Each stamen generally has a stalk called the filament (from Latin filum, meaning “thread”), and, on top of the filament, an anther (from Ancient Greek anthera, feminine of antheros “flowery,” from anthos “flower”), and pollen sacs, called microsporangia. The development of the microsporangia and the contained haploid gametophytes, (called pollen grains) is closely comparable with that of the microsporangia in gymnosperms or heterosporous ferns. The pollen is set free by the opening (dehiscence) of the anther, generally by means of longitudinal slits, but sometimes by pores, as in the heath family (Ericaceae), or by valves, as in the barberry family (Berberidaceae). It is then dropped, or carried by some external agent — wind, water or some member of the animal kingdom — onto the receptive surface of the carpel of the same or another flower, which is thus pollinated. It is the part that contains the sperm cells.
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