Pollinate (a flower or plant) with pollen from another flower or plant: these varieties benefit from being cross-pollinated by another compatible variety
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- Further complicating matters, corn is cross-pollinated, and corn pollen can travel fairly long distances, according to some.
- Some carpels and ovules were only slightly enlarged despite the flowers being cross-pollinated by hand.
- The bird then spreads the pollen to other B. ringens (commonly known as rat's tails), thereby cross-pollinating the plant species.
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