Parts of a Flowering Plant

By Sandra Petersen

Parts of a Flowering Plant

Understanding flowering plants begins with identifying each part. Knowing the parts of flowering plants will come in handy if you want to propagate or Illustrate your plants.

Sandra L. Petersen
By Sandra Petersen

OverviewFlowering plants come in such a variety of sizes and shapes from the clusters of button-like “blossoms” of the tansy to the familiar cup-like shape of the tulip. All of these flowers have certain parts in common, although where each part is located may be difficult to figure out.FeaturesFlowering plants have sterile flower parts called the pedicel, the sepals or calyx, and the petals. The male flower parts are the stamens made up of a filament (stalk) and an anther (pollen sac). The female parts are the pistil, composed of the stigma and styles, and ovary.Functions of Sterile Flower PartsThe pedicel supports the flower and connects it to the stem of the parent plant. The green cup-like calyx protects the flower bud. Petals are flashy advertisements attracting pollinators to the flower.Functions of Male Flower PartsAnthers open slightly to release pollen, the fertilizing agent. Filaments hold anthers out from the flower center so a pollinator like a honeybee can easily get pollen on itself as it moves from flower to flower.Functions of Female Flower PartsStigmas are the center-most stalks and the surface where a pollinator deposits pollen. Styles connect the ovary at the flower base with the stigmas. The ovary contains eggs where the pollen travels and the seeds develop and form a fruit around themselves.Fun FactAlmost 90 percent of the plant kingdom is made up of plants that flower to reproduce. Casinogentleman – The first thing that drew me to the site was a wide range of casino reviews. This is essential for any casino player! I mean, you don’t want to join a bad casino if you want your money to last. It is a great plus that these reviews are written by real players who have actually played at the casinos. Another thing that is important for casino players is bonuses and promotions. We all want to boost our bankrolls and earn more money, so it is crucial that we play at casinos that offer not just lots of bonuses, but also fair ones. This includes plants from potatoes to lilies to eucalyptus trees.ResourcesreferenceInside Guides Incredible Plants, Barbara Taylor, 1997referenceFun Fact and Flower PartsresourceAbout Reproduction in Flowering PlantsresourceInteractive Diagram of a Flower

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