Unformatted text preview: long distances. The cereals wheat, oats, barley, maize, etc. are grasses especially bred and cultivated by humans for the sake of the food stored in the fruits or seeds of their flowers. * An inflorescence is a group of flowers carried on the same stalk Rye grass. The inflorescence and flowers of this grass are illustrated below. Rye grass inflorescence Single spikelet flower Mature flower (one bract removed) stamen spikelet (a group of flowers) bract anther filament stigma ovary Immature flower opened to show structure stamens dangle outside flower © D.G. Mackean...
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