Squash - Flower

Squash flowers are large, yellow flowers with fused corolla (petals).  Squash have separate male and female flowers.  The stigma can be seen on the female flower.

The male flower supplies the pollen grains.

Like the other vine crops, the female blossoms can be easily identified by the small fruit (ovary) attached below the petals.


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