Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Polygala Myrtifolia pollination.
During a recent "conversation" with Alexandramou on one of my recent photos, it's emerged that neither of us have seed pods developing on our Polygala. Now I realise that it's entirely possible that the plant has been doctored to be sterile.
However as I'd like to see if I can get some seeds, I need help identifying the "bits"!
Number 1 in the photo is just a curiosity - am I correct in assuming that these are the stunted petals that are discussed?
My main question though is are nos 2 and 3 the reproductive organs, and do I rely on the brush method, or are there any other methods? I have found out that they have bilocular ovaries, so as you can gather, I am a bit out of my depth!
All advice appreciated.
- 25 Oct, 2010