Anatomy of a Flower
Basic Flower Parts
flower consists of many different parts. Some of the most
important parts being separated into both male and female
This is the male part of the flower. It is made up of the
filament and anther, it is the pollen producing part of
the plant. The number of stamen is usually the same as the
number of petals.
This is the part of the stamen that produces and contains
pollen. It is usually on top of a long stalk that looks
like a fine hair.
This is the fine hair-like stalk that the anther sits on
This is the female part of the flower. It is made up of
the stigma, style, and ovary. Each pistil is constructed
of one to many rolled leaflike structures.
One of the female parts of the flower. It is the sticky
bulb that you see in the center of the flowers, it is the
part of the pistil of a flower which receives the pollen
grains and on which they germinate.
Another female part of the flower. This is the long stalk
that the stigma sits on top of.
The part of the plant, usually at the bottom of the flower,
that has the seeds inside and turns into the fruit that
we eat. The ovary contains ovules.
The part of the ovary that becomes the seeds.
Important Parts of a Flower
The colorful, often bright part of the flower. They attract
pollinators and are usually the reason why we buy and enjoy
The parts that look like little green leaves that cover
the outside of a flower bud to protect the flower before
A flower that has either all male parts or all female parts,
but not both in the same flower. Examples: cucumbers, pumpkin,
A flower that has both the male parts and female parts in
the same flower. Examples: roses, lilies, and dandelion.
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