Families of Vascular Plants - EEB337H

Toronto Islands 2 October 2008



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Photo courtesy and © 2008 D. Lee
This fruit (dark structure) developed from an epigynous flower of a member of the Asteraceae. The white filaments are the pappus, that is, the highly modified calyx that is inserted on the summit of the inferior ovary.

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