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asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th February, 2020

How do sunflowers reproduce?

Sunflowers use a cross-pollination method of reproduction by attracting animals and insects such as bees and using them to spread reproductive pollen from one flower to another. Once the pollen is forced into the stigma, it releases sperm, which fertilizes an egg within the pistil.

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Consequently, do sunflowers reproduce asexually?

You could group them by their ability to produce flowers. Sunflowers and apple trees are both flowering plants. Plants can reproduce sexually or asexually.

One may also ask, how do sunflowers pollinate? Sunflowers require a pollinator (bees) to move pollen from one flower to another. Sunflower pollen is heavy and stick and most of it ends up on the leaves of the plant during windy days. Flowers pollinate from the outside in and the seeds underneath will turn from white to black once pollinated.

Subsequently, question is, do sunflowers reseed themselves?

While most varieties of this bright beauty are annual sunflowers, meaning they will not come back the following growing season, they may self-germinate from dropped seeds if you leave the heads on the plants throughout the winter. The perennial Maximillian sunflower features small blooms in late summer and early fall.

What part of a sunflower is responsible for reproduction?

The plant relies on the sperm-producing pollen coming into contact with the egg-containing stigma. The yellow pollen is transferred from the insect's hairy legs to the stigma. This is the first step in sunflower reproduction.

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