Meaning of wind-pollinated in English:



  • (of a plant) fertilized by wind-borne pollen.

    ‘wind-pollinated flowers that open in spring’
    • ‘Pollen migration provides a mechanism for maintenance of genetic variability, particularly in wind-pollinated, long-lived forest trees.’
    • ‘Scots pine is wind pollinated with very efficient pollen flow.’
    • ‘The farther pollen rides the artificial gusts, the more likely it belongs to a wind-pollinated plant.’
    • ‘Many species of temperate trees and all grasses are wind pollinated.’
    • ‘Some aquatic animals release large numbers of gametes into the ocean, and some wind-pollinated plants release vast numbers of male gametes.’
    • ‘Studies of wind-pollinated species show similar heterogeneity of results.’
    • ‘They're wind-pollinated flowers that open in spring for the pollen to be blown by the wind.’
    • ‘Speaking of pollination, corn is wind-pollinated, and cross-pollination can occur if one is not careful.’
    • ‘Hay fever is caused by wind-pollinated plants, which include grasses, trees, and weeds.’
    • ‘However, many wind pollinated flowers such as maple, oak, hickory, corn, and ragweed are visited by bees collecting pollen.’
    • ‘For example, wind-pollinated trees may produce flowers a month or more before leaves, which tend to block wind flow.’
    • ‘Red maples are often described as wind-pollinated, but insects may also be at the tree's disposal.’
    • ‘Pine trees are a major wind-pollinated genus.’
    • ‘Cereals, including wheat, rice and maize, are either wind pollinated, or their seed production does not require fertilization.’