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Tulip (Tulipa sp.). Sexual reproductive parts of a tulip flower covered in raindrops. The stamens (brown) are the male parts of a flower and consist of the anthers and filaments. The stigma (centre) is on top of the style (green). It is covered in a sticky substance the the pollen grains stick to. The stigma, style, ovary, and ovule are often known collectively as the carpel or female parts of the flower. Photographed in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, in spring.
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