Cowslip (IMAGE) Estonian Research Council Caption Cowslip is a distylous species with two morphologically different types of flowers. Plants with short-styled or S-morphs (photo A; sometimes referred to as thrum plants) carry flowers with a short style and long anthers, while long-styled L-morphs (or pin plants; photo B) have a long style and short anthers. Generally, successful fertilization takes place only in case of reciprocal pollen flow between different morphs, while within-morph crosses lead to no progenies. Credit Photos: Tsipe Aavik Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.