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Parts of a Flower

Flower is one of the beautiful creation of God.

Here is a short and quick description about parts of a flower.It will gives you a clear idea about what each part of a flower does.

1.Petals are often very brightly coloured and their main job is to attract insects, such as bees or butterflies, into the flower. The insects pick up pollen from the flower, and carry it to the next flower they visit. This is how most flowers are pollinated.
Not all flowers have brightly coloured petals. Some grasses, for example, have small, dull, off-white flowers. This is because they are not pollinated by insects or other animals, but use the wind to blow their pollen grains to other plants.
2.Sepals are special types of leaves that form a ring around the petals. Their job is to protect the flower while it is still a bud. After the flower has opened, the sepals can still be seen behind the petals.
Sepals are usually green or brown, although in some plants they are the same colour as the petals.
A flower with parts labeled
Parts of a Flower
4.The carpel is the female part of the flower, where the seeds are made. The carpel has three parts: the stigma, the style, and the ovary.

  • The stigma is covered in a sticky substance. Its job is to "catch" the grains of pollen (which usually come from another flower).
  • The style is the stalk that holds up the stigma.
  • The ovary contains the ovules (or "eggs").
When the flower is pollinated, the pollen sticks to the stigma. It then travels down the style to the ovary. In the ovary, the pollen joins with the ovules, and the ovules become seeds. This is called fertilisation. After fertilisation, the ovary turns into the fruit.

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5.The stamens are the male parts of the flower. Their job is to make pollen. Pollen is a fine yellow powder that is needed to make a new plant.
Each stamen has two parts: an anther and a filament. The anther contains the pollen and thefilament holds up the anther.
The pollen is carried to the stigma of another flower and fertilises it, and new seeds are made. Sometimes pollen from a flower gets onto the stigma in the same flower, and it fertilizes itself.
6.The receptacle is the top part of the flower stalk, where the parts of the flower are attached. It is often rounded in shape.
All the parts of the flower are attached to the receptacle.


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