Grass pollen

Grass pollen

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Caption: Grass pollen. The pollen grains contain the male gametes (sex cells) of the grass plant. During the flowering season, billions of these grains are shaken loose from the plant by the wind, in order to disperse and pollinate other grass plants of the same species.

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