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FLOWER POWER

  Flowers are an important part of nature. They feed insects, birds, animals and are used for natural medicines for humans and animals. They come in an amazing assortment of shapes, sizes, and colors!  Plus flowers bring joy and hope to the world. “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson 

FLOWER PARTS

Anther: The part of the stamen where pollen is produced. 

Stamen: The pollen-producing reproductive part of a flower, usually with a slender filament supporting the anther.  

Stigma: The part of the pistil where pollen germinates. 

Corolla (petal): The collective unit of petals often arranged in a circle around the center of the flower; typically colored.

 

Sepal: The Usually green, this outer part of the flower encloses and protects a developing bud. It often supports the petals when in bloom. 

Pistil: The ovule-bearing part of a flower consisting of the ovary, style and stigma when complete. 

Ovary: The enlarged base portion of the pistil where ovules are produced. The ovary of a plant is part of the female reproductive organ of a flower. Typically, the ovary is located in the well-protected center of the flower.


Receptacle: The part of a flower stalk where the parts of the flower are attached. 

Peduncle: The stalk of a flower. 

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CHALLENGE

Identify the parts of the flowers in the photos.

What's unique about the flowers where you live?

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Dedicated to Charlene Nevill