A small dry fruit that doesn't split when ripe. It contains a single seed. e.g. buttercup and the "pips" of strawberries. To view diagrams of achenes click this link:

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith