Parts of a Flower
Our textbook states that the purpose of science is “carefully observing nature, discovering the laws of creation, and using those laws for mankind’s benefit.” So far, we have studied about creation and plants. A flower is a plant and I am writing my paper on the different parts of flowers.
All flowers are different and can be made up of different parts, but there are some parts that are basic to all flowers. These parts are necessary for the reproduction of the flower. The parts I will talk about include the pistil, stigma, style, ovary, ovules, stamens, anther and filament. There are also parts that have nothing to do with reproduction, such as petals, sepals, receptacles and peduncles, which I will talk about as well. I found out on Wikipedia that there are male parts and female parts to a flower. The male parts are the stamens, anthers and filaments. The female parts are the stigma, style, ovary, and ovules. In my report I am going to talk about all of these parts and tell you what they do.
First I’ll explain the female parts. The pistil consists of three of the four female parts. The pistil is the center of the flower and is vase-shaped. Inside the pistil, you will find the stigma, style and ovary. The stigma is the sticky top of the pistil. It is sticky because its main job is to trap and hold pollen. This is where the pollination process begins. Next is the style. It has a very important job. Not only does it help the pollen germinate and create a pollen tube, but it keeps pollen out that could be harmful to the new flower seed. The style is a tube shaped stalk that holds up the stigma and connects the stigma to the ovary.
The ovary is a large, rounded bottom of the pistil and holds the ovules, which will one day become flower seeds. By researching www.wikepedia.com, I learned that there are three different types of ovaries found in flowers. The ovary is named based on where it is in the receptacle....