Poinsettia female flower emerging from an involucre solitary

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A single female poinsettia flower with stigma, style, and ovary can be seen emerging from its involucre (cluster of bracts fused together).  The involucre also has a nectar gland emerging from it (that look like two lips).  The entire inflorescence (involcure and female flower) is called a cyanthium.  The red leaves surrounding the inflorescences (mostly out of focus, except for the one next to the female flower) are bracts.
A single female poinsettia flower with stigma, style, and ovary can be seen emerging from its involucre (cluster of bracts fused together). The involucre also has a nectar gland emerging from it (that look like two lips). The entire inflorescence (involcure and female flower) is called a cyanthium. The red leaves surrounding the inflorescences (mostly out of focus, except for the one next to the female flower) are bracts.
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Keywords:
  • 60mm efs
  • California
  • Euphorbia pulcherrima
  • OCC
  • Poinsettia
  • botany
  • bract
  • closeup
  • flower
  • green
  • horticulture
  • inflorescence
  • involucre
  • macro
  • pedicel
  • plant
  • pollen
  • red
  • stigma
  • style