More Plant Sex!
Not all plants are as sophisticated as those with flowers. Ferns, mosses, horsetails and other primitive plants do not produce pollen. Their method of reproduction requires the sex cells to be in water, or at least moist soil, to combine. This is why we usually find these plants in the wetter habitats and near water. The small spots on the underside of this fern are called Sori and are packets full of spores ready to be released.
Here are some other pictures of some plant that do reproduce with flowers. Columbine, and Lupine…two of my favorites…and some Hare Bell for good measure!
Next Up: Hyla my favorite genus!