- fertilized by wind-borne pollen or spores.
Origin of anemophilous
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Anemophilous, said of flowers that are fertilized by the wind conveying the pollen.
Anemophilous, wind-loving, said of wind-fertilizable flowers, 113.
Nor is it true to say that all anemophilous flowers are inconspicuous as compared with the green of their leaves.
Suppose, then, we have growing together in the same locality many species of pines or oaks, or other anemophilous trees.Evolution
Joseph Le Conte
The index references for "Anemophilous" and "Entomophilous" should probably be 115, rather than 113, but were not changed.
- (of flowering plants such as grasses) pollinated by the windCompare entomophilous
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- Pollinated by the wind.
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