David Pilling david@davidpilling.com
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:02:20 PDT

Quote from Ian Young's Bulb Log

" It is common across many flowers for the pollen to ripen before the 
stigmatic surface is revealed or receptive, in the hope that a 
pollinator will bring pollen from another clone as that will give the 
best fertilisation and the widest spread of genes - if that fails the
opportunity is still there for self-pollination to occur."

It is a topic he has discussed more than once, although I can't pin 
point when...

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