Time for another hand-drawn plant diagram. This week it’s a flower that’s missing some petals and sepals so we can see the inner parts. Not really sure why the flower turned out day-glo pink in the photo. It was supposed to be salmon. Oh well.
Pedicel – Flower stalk
Receptacle – Where other flower parts are attached.
Sepal – Modified leaves that protect flower buds. Sepals can be colorful.
Petals – Leaf-like structures that have pigments. Petals are important for attracting the correct pollinators.
Stamen – “Male” portion of a flower.
Filament – Stalk of the stamen.
Anther – Part of the stamen where anther is produced.
Carpel – “Female” portion of a flower (not labeled).
Stigma – Part of carpel that catches pollen grains.
Style – Part of the carpel that elevates stigma.
Ovary – Part of carpel that produces megaspores.
Pistil – Can refer to a single, or several fused carpels.