1. Usually splits open a. Legume—splits along two sides to form two halves b. Follicle—splits along one side c. Capsule—splits in a variety of other ways

pea, peanut, black locust milkweed, columbine poppy, tulip

2. Usually does not split open a. Grain—thin ovary wall fused to seed coat b. Nut—thick, woody ovary wall not fused to single seed

corn, wheat oak, chestnut

c. Achene—thin ovary wall not fused to single seed d. Samara—like an achene but with a thin, flat wing

sunflower, dandelion ash, elm, maple

B. Fleshy at maturity and usually not opening

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