1 Find the anther

For this picture the standards are pulled open, leaving the style arms with the the pollen bearing anther clearly visible

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3 Apply the pollen

The standards and falls have been removed to make it easier to see the style arm and stigmatic lip Brush the pollen across the moist stigmatic lip

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4 Label and record

Don’t forget to label your cross and record the cross somewhere! You are going to want to know who the parents were when you introduce your iris

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