One of my favorite quote of Malcolm in the middle.
Happy birthday to me
My bday every year
Strawberries are not considered true berries.
They are aggregate fruits that develop form multiple ovaries of a single flower. …wait strawberries come from flowers?!?! Yes !!
each carpel,the structure that houses the ovules also known as the pistil, produces a single fruit and they fuse together forming a single structure, hence Aggregate fruit. (imagine multiple tiny pistils in the diagram)
the fleshy red part of the strawberry is formed from the expansion of the receptacle. The yellow “seeds” of the strawberry are the carpels that developed into structures called achenes…blah ..blah..science
but i thought this was cool.