BOT 360F - Families of Vascular Plants
ROSACEAE: Rosoideae (Sanguisorbeae)
Agrimonia gryposepala Wallr.
Agrimonia gryposepala - 19637 Bytes
Agrimonia gryposepala - 15183 Bytes

Agrimony The two pistils in the flower develop into achenes that remain enclosed by the hypanthium. The hooked bristles on the hypanthium (arrow) elongate and stiffen in the fruit, providing a means for attachment to the coat of an animal dispersal vector (ectozoochory).

Photo: R. C. Evans 1998 R. C. Evans


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