Oct. 24, 2020

Moving along with asters

The structure of the stamens and pistils is what really sets the aster family apart. The anthers unite around the pistil. They form a tube from which the pistil emerges. The stamen stems, called filaments, grow from the bases of the corolla lobes. In this shot you can see some of the filaments as they come together at the base of the anther tube.