Lynlee Wagner & Megan Aiello

The Alfalfa flower has both male(stamen) and female(pistil) structures: therefore, the Alfalfa flower is complete.

After the ovules have been fertilized , they begin to develop into seeds and stretch the ovaries which becomes the pod that surrounds the seeds. The petals wither off , exposing the green seed pod, which becomes brown the maturity. Alfalfa seeds must develop for six to eight weeks in the pod before it will become viable seed.

Alfalfa plants have forty chromosomes.

Cross-pollination works best to make strong durable Alfalfa plants and the Alfalfa leaf cutter bee is the preferred and most known pollinator.

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