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Hosta flowers have two reproductive parts. The pistil is the female organ and it consists of a stigma, style and ovary where the seeds are produced.

The male part of the flower is called the stamen and it has two parts; the anther and the filament. The anther is the fuzzy looking organ that sits atop the stem-like filament. Pollen is produced in the anther.

As a genus, Hosta, has species that have one of two colored anthers. The large majority of hostas have yellow anthers while a smaller group have purple ones. Although a minor point, this is one of the traits that may be used to narrow down the identification process for hostas.

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