Success in Seed Production
Flowering to produce seeds is used by all plants around the world. Therefore, flowering is a successful way to sexually reproduce in the many environments in which plants grow. Success is relative however, and many factors can influence the degree to which male and female gametes get together to make seeds. Answer the following questions and you will get an idea of the nature of some of these factors that influence the synchrony and status of gamete production in the flower.
From the questions above, it can be seen that environmental conditions such as temperature and wind can influence the success of a male and female gamete coming together in a flower. The status of the flowering parts can also be controlled by genes which influence when or if a stamen or pistil is functional. Therefore, flowering can occur without a successful reproductive result.