Study of flowers
The flower: parts
THE FLOWER: FUNCTION
Essentially the main function of the flower is to perpetuate the species, to produce seeds from which new plants will grow in the future.
It is the non-reproductive section of the plant. It is formed by two different parts:
It is the male reproductive part of the flower. We can find in it the stamens which were leaves that suffered a transformation to carry the pollen. Each stamen is divided into:
It is the female reproductive part of the flower. Is made by thecarpel, which, similar to a base-expanded bottle, stands upright in the middle of the flower. Its green colour denotes it derives from a transformed leaf. It consists of three parts:
It is the lower structure which supports the flower. Besides protecting floral pieces, it takes care of the ovules, keeping them apart from animals. It is shaped like a cup, and it is called receptacle. The peduncle links the flower to the stem.
Do the two following activities before the test:
Choose the right answer in each group:
The corolla function is:
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