First Book of Botany: Being an Introduction to the Study of the Anatomy and Physiology of Plants : Suited for Beginners

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1873 - Botany - 118 pages

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Page 82 - In the style-wort (Stylidium) the stamens and pistil are united in a common column which projects from the flower ; this column is very irritable at the angle where it leaves the flower, and when touched, it passes with a sudden jerk from one side to the other, and thus scatters the pollen. In the hazel, where the pollen is in one set of flowers and the pistil in another...

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