What does the style do in a plant?
The style is a part of the flowering structure of a plant. It is the area of the pistil between the stigma and the ovary. The stigma is at the extremity of this female part of the flower and is sticky so that pollen will adhere to it and promote pollination. The style holds that sticky receptor aloft in a good position for pollen collection and then guides the pollen tube that is created to the flower's ovary. The ovary is at the base and becomes a fruit with seed(s) once pollination occurs.
Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service
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