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
Was this article helpful?
Discover How To Sleep In Peace And Harmony In A World Full Of Uncertainty And Dramatically Improve Your Quality Of Life Today! Finally You Can Fully Equip Yourself With These “Must Have” Tools For Achieving Peace And Calmness And Live A Life Of Comfort That You Deserve!