- n. Plural form of anther.
“In the centre of the anthers is a shining point of warm sea-green, a last, consummate touch which makes the beauty of the blos -”
“The former of these are secreted by the anthers from the vegetable blood, and the latter by the styles or pericarp; see the Additional”
“The lower cell of each of the two fertile anthers, which is much reduced and different from the superior even in _Salvia officinalis_, is transmuted in other _salviæ_ into an organ (nectarotheca) having a very different form and function, and finally disappears entirely in _Salvia verticillata_.”
“Now for the use of these yellow bags, which are called the anthers of the stamens, the stalk on which they grow being called the filament or thread.”
“He tells us that "the flower forms the theater of their amours; the calyx is to be considered as the nuptial bed; the corolla constitutes the curtains; the anthers are the testes; the pollen, the fecundating fluid; the stigma of the pistil, the external genital aperture; the style, the vagina, or the conductor of the prolific seed; the ovary of the plant, the womb; the reciprocal action of the stamens on the pistil, the accessory process of fecundation.”
“In our woods and forests, spring begins more quietly – the blades of snowdrops pushing through frozen ground in late January, followed by the star-shaped wood anemones, the dog violets, celandines and primroses, before the bluebells arrive in April, a haze of sky-coloured petals, yellow anthers and clear honey scent.”
“The petals are a jaundiced yellow, netted with purple veins that coalesce in the violet throat where a flaccid bunch of anthers and a longer style rest.”
“For peach and nectarine "mother" plants, workers remove the petals and pollen-producing anthers of every flower, leaving only the pistil.”
“Simply a desperate attempt to harm anthers reputation.”
“ She removed the yellow anthers to avoid staining the petals.”
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