Poppy 1988 Robert Mapplethorpe
We're freaky... And so are plants
Sex is a normal part of life. Whether you have a non-existent sex life, an active sex life, or whatever... SEX IS LIFE. Sex is not just important for us (and the future of humanity), but also every living organism on the planet, even plants.
Yes your plants..
Each plant actually does this in a unique way, depending on the variety, so I thought it would be cool talk about it.
We all love a good fern, boston ferns, maiden hair, button fern, especially for hot and steamy bathroom with little light. Ferns are old as dirt and realllly know how to live. In fact ferns do not flower, they have spores and using these spores they are able to reproduce.
However... like humans they are motile, meaning their sperm swim. Each little soldier must swim in water until it finds a fertile egg... sound familiar? In its natural habitat you will almost always see a fern or a baby fiddles in swamps and areas that are damp.
Whether they do it with each other or do it with themselves, they are getting downnnnn.
Popular because they require minimal light and care, but the coolest thing is that you can tell if their parents had sex or not simply by the distinct variegation. If the plants have 'sex,' there will be variegation at the roots and if they reproduce asexually, or even plants that are grown asexually (or propagated) will not have it.
However leave it to humans to manipulate and lie about sexual history, so if the plants are divided but the root structure the variegation will remain.
As romantic as it is to pluck the sweetest blossoms and give them to your sweetheart, did you know that you’re actually dismembering its reproductive organs?!
Flowers are unique because they are traveling freaks using pollen to reproduce. Flowering plants use nature instead of awful pick up lines and travel blindly to their mates. When pollen finds a suitable female stigma, it will germinate and slide down to the ovaries. Eventually they become seeds and BOOM... You have a bisexual flower.
Now all flowering plants produce bisexual flowers but the ones that produce flowers with male and female parts tend to produce more seeds.