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Gourd Flowers
Brought to you by
Kasin Hunter

Often over the years that I've been working (playing) with gourds, I've heard the question about sexing gourd flowers - which is female, which is male? So what I did with my good crop of gourd plants in 2001 was to photograph several flowers, both male and female so you could see several examples. Take a look.

The first batch of pictures are all female flowers. Typical female characteristics are the large yellow insides and the bulbous knob under the petals.
female gourd flowers

female gourd flower

female with bulb under petals

Let's take a look at some male gourd flowers, now.