I was going to write another post about the cleverness of plants. You know how some plants, like pumpkins, squash and these zucchini have male and female flowers? About how corn has a showy male appendage on the top and silky girly tassels on the cobs and how pollen falls from the boy bits to the girl bits. I took these photos to illustrate the post...but they are just so darn sexy I have decided to let them do the talking (well most of it).
|Girl flowers have curly 'come hither' bits.|
|Both have tiny hairs that grow towards their sexy bits...no doubt to make the trip into the flower easier for the insect pollinators.|
For the record I have planted two kiwi fruit vines. Kiwi fruit have a plant for each sex. This is the girl vine. Apparently the male vines have a 'more vigorous' growth habit. Typical, the woman does all the labour, producing and the bloke gets to flex his muscles and boast to his mates. If he does his job really well next year maybe I will let him break out the cigars.