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Old 08-07-2014, 05:47 PM   #103
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It is possible for the male (pollen) to fertilize the same plant. This will not fertilize the egg and won't be pollinated unless it is self fertile. Usually they will bloom at different times to allow more cross fertilization.

Colonies are clones of the original plant, but the genetics are the same is reason it can't fertilize itself.

Self-incompatibility, ovule abortion, and resource availability in mayapple ( Podophyllum peltatum L.): do self-compatible plants appear self-incompatible when resources are scarce?
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