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The olive groves are looking gorgeous at the moment with buds everywhere!

From left to right:
baby olives, pollinated flowers, unopened flowers

The evergreen leaves of the olive tree can hide the small beautifucal cream-coloured olive flowers. There are two kinds of flowers which are produced: flowers containing both male & female parts, and a staminate flower which only has stamens. Most olive varieties are self-pollinating and the flowers are mainly wind-pollinated.

 

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