Author 'Nicoledesplat' (Id 182645 ) : The two stamens parallel evoke barriers of a railway articulated.
When a bee or a drone introduced in the Sage of the Meadows, the insect relies on its lower part.
The upper part consisting of stamens folds on her back and the coating literally pollen.
Then, when the flower matures, the stigma takes the position of the stamens folded and serves to collect the pollen brought by the insect, it is beautiful nature, non -: 18:.
Anecdote : in 1984, a stamp of 80 cents has been published that shows a bee in a flower of the sage, the artist seems not well to know the mechanism : the bee is just entering the flower that already, the stamens are folded on his back.