5 Fast Facts About Flower Anatomy

Receptacles, Peduncles, and Pedicels: If a flower is a solitary flower, such as a crocus or lotus, it is attached to the rest of the plant by a stalk known as a peduncle.

Flower Overview: While we often think of flowers as being showy and colorful, technically a flower is the reproductive portion of any plant .

Perianth: The perianth is composed of the flower’s petals and sepals, both of which are modified leaves. 

Stamen: Stamens are the male parts of a flower and consist of anthers and filaments.

Pistil: The pistil is the female reproductive part of the flower and consists of the stigma, style, and ovary. 

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