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Pumpkin flowers

July 31st, 2014

The flowers of marrow, pumpkins and courgettes are very striking  as they push through the foliage but they only last about a day before they collapse and fade away to be replaced by others.

Male and female flowers are born separately on the same plant, hopefully to be pollinated by bees and other insects. The female flowers are easily identified because they have a miniature fruit under them, which if pollinated grow on to make a marrow or pumpkin.

The flowers themselves are edible and  can be harvested and used in salads to add colour and I believe they can also be dipped in batter and then deep fried.

What a wopper

What a wopper

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