Biology Terminology Photo Blog

25. The Anther and Filament of a Stamen

The anther and filament of the stamen is where the pollen is produced and stored until a pollinator can come along and carry it to a different flower. The anther part of the flower is where the pollen is stored and the filament is the part that resembles a miniature stem. The filaments job is to prolong the pollen outwards, in hopes of catching the eye of a pollinator more quickly, so the pollen does not blow away in the wind or eaten by another animal.

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