FLORAL MORPHOLOGY

Parts of a Flower

tulipflowerpts.jpg (25602 bytes) Flowers have four parts:  sepals, petals, stamens and pistils.  The stamens and pistils are most prominent here in this dissected tulip flower.  The black anthers and cream-colored filaments make up the stamen.  The pistil is white, columnar, and has a three-lobed stigma.
superior0.jpg (25314 bytes) In this view, you can see the position of the sexual parts (stamens, pistils) to the non-sexual parts (sepals, petals.  The collective term for the stamens is androecium; while the collective term for the pistils is gynoecium.
freecentral.jpg (26798 bytes) Here, the sepals, petals and stamens were stripped away to show the pistil, which shoes five individual stigma-styles attached to an ovary.  
anthers.jpg (37601 bytes) Here are the six stamens of the daylily, Hemerocallis fulva.  The anthers and the filaments that support them are obvious here.
hepatica.jpg (30212 bytes) In this close-up of the flower of Hepatica americana, you see the colored petals and a hint of the green sepals under the petals.
tundulatum.jpg (31317 bytes) In this view of Trillium undulatum, the three sepals are outside and between the three petals.  The collective term for sepals is calyx, and the collective term for petals is corolla.