What is a garlicule?

Michael Mace via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Fri, 17 Apr 2020 21:25:54 PDT
Magnificent post, Leo! Thank you.

I'm curious about one thing. You wrote...

>Monocots, including garlic, and almost all the plants we like to talk about
here, normally have three carpels per flower.

Do you know if those three carpels are independent of each other? In other
words, if I pollinate the stigmas on one carpel and don't pollinate the
others, will I get a pod with seeds in one third of it, or does the pollen
fertilize all three carpels?

I ask because occasionally I'll have a very rare flower and I'd like to
cross several things on it. If I can pollinate each carpel separately that
raises some interesting possibilities...


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