Figs Are Flowers, Not Fruits

[ science, neat, ]
September 14, 2010

``Figs are not actually fruits but a mass of inverted flowers and seeds that are pollinated by a species of tiny symbiotic wasps. The male fig flower is the only place where the female wasp can lay her eggs, at the bottom of a narrow opening in the fruit that she shimmies her way through.''

Pretty cool!