flower plant science

flower plant science

Term Definition
peduncle main stalk of an inflorescence or a single flower.
receptacle expanded tip of a peduncle; structure in which the floral structures are attached.
sepal leaf like floral organ that protects the unopened flower bud; outermost whorl on a flower.
calyx entire whorl of sepals on a flower
petals a floral organ that is leaf like and often brightly colored; functions by attracting pollinators
corolla entire whorl of petals
stamens floral organ consisting of a pollen producing anther supported on a filament (male structure)
carpel floral organ bearing an ovule, consists of a stigma, style, and ovary (female structure)
stigma expanded tip of carpel that receives pollen
style tissue that connects the stigma to the ovary in carpel
ovary enlarged basal portion of a carpel; contains one to many ovules, develops into fruit.
ovule structures that contain the embryo, which eventually develops into a seed.

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