Thursday, January 9, 2014


Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is one of the relatively few flowering plants that has separate sexes. Most flowering plants have both male and female parts on the same flower; some have separate male and female flowers. But Jojoba has male plants and female plants. How cool is that?

All Photos by Matt Ball 1/4/2014

Both photos above show the male plants. If you see clusters of rather nondescript greenish flowers, then you're looking at a male plant. 

The female flowers are never in clusters. The two photos above show female flowers. Now you, too, can amaze your friends and family!

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