When it comes to sex, most plants have the best of both worlds: their sex organs (flowers) are both male and female at the same time. The few species that segregate the sexes have long baffled scientists, because a single-sex plant will on average be only half as successful as a hermaphrodite (a plant with both-sex flowers).
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