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How can the pistil forming a few days after the stamens keep a plant from self pollinating?

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For a flower to be pollinated, pollen from an anther (which is located at the top of the stamen) needs to reach a stigma (at the top of the pistle.) Some plants are genetically capable of pollinating themselves if their own pollen reaches their own stigma; some plants are not capable of self pollination under any circumstances.

For plants that can genetically self pollinate, but would prefer not to, they can avoid this by having their pistil and pollen/stames mature at different times. If the stamens mature first, the pollen will be dispersed by animals or wind or whatever dispersal mechanism it relies on. Then by the time the pistil is ready to be pollinated, there is no pollen left in that flower to land on the stigma.
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