Do Plants Have Genders? Well, I am not the one who answers that question. But I know eggplants are boys and peaches are girls. Eggplants have fruits, fruits, seed-bearing structures, developing ovaries, flowering plants and fruits with female parts. Think about it the next time you’re tempted to use an eggplant emoji. The thing is, there is a boy plant and a girl plant.
Most plants are hermaphrodite, but..
According to The Telegraph, most plants are hermaphrodite, that is they have both male and female reproductive structures and are capable of self-pollination. Some of them pollinate themselves, others pollinate themselves, and still others cross. Hermaphrodites are also called monoecious plants, which are species with perfect flowers, but the flowers of both the male and the female belong to the species, and the individual plants are separated by their flowers. Dioecious are plants that have different sexes. Although they are much rarer than hermaphrodite plants, they make things a little more complicated for gardeners.
Pistachio trees for example are dioecious so that you need a male tree to match your female pistachio tree to get nuts from it. Asparagus and spinach are also dioecious, but their sex is less important because we don’t eat the fruits of these plants, but the spearleaves. On the other hand, male asparagus plants tend to be more popular with gardeners because they do not need to devote many resources to producing fruit and can produce larger spears. With some plants, it gets a little more complicated.
Pampas grass, for example, is half hermaphrodite and half female. However, it is terrible to produce semen, which means that it can only be reared by males, meaning that it is a dioecious species.
Plants can also change sex
If this was not surprising enough, plants can also change sex. There are genders for all kinds of creatures, and they are complicated.
Taro Gomis’s timeless classic Poop is a perfect example of the truth of advertising. It is covered with depictions of the cheeks of children, horses, birds and an apple from which a bite was taken.
If you’ve spent your entire biology class in high school in a bore-induced stupidity, you’re pretty sure you’ve never seen a flower squat and pinch a loaf. Or an apple spritzer with a bite. The big question is whether the plants are proliferating. They’re like the version thrown by a child in the pool, except it doesn’t look like a human doo.
Science teaches us that plants are autotrophic, that is, they produce their own food with light, water, carbon dioxide and other chemicals. In a process known as photosynthesis, plants convert this light into a type of sugar known as glucose. Like all organisms, it depends on the anatomy of plants and how they digest their version of food.
Plants excrete oxygen, water and other substances
During the meal, plants excrete oxygen, water and other substances, which raises a disturbing question: whether humans inhale plant pee and oxygen or drink plant pee and water. Popular science says humans do not breathe plant poison. Instead of oxygen, humans emit more than plants exhale (or, as we like to imagine, burp).
Plants also emit methane, which could be interpreted as leaf coloring. Plants excrete excess salts, metals and other substances that are absorbed into the soil. In trees, they become bark, which means that they have soil on them. As far as water is concerned, it is comparable to plants that pee or at least sweat.
Venus fly traps catch flies Birdcatcher trees, as their name suggests, catch and kill birds that get stuck on their ultrasticky sap. Unlike our squeaky-clean human brains, they don’t have to develop an animal excretion system. Not all plants get food through photosynthesis.
In the case of the Venus fly trap, it liquefies the part of the fly with a special enzyme that opens and releases its desiccated remains. Then she takes out the dead fly. With bird-catching-trees, its loot-wings get stuck in branches and become petrified mummies. Birdcatcher tree poop is a nightmare for everyone else.