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The flower


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The function of a flower is to produce seeds to ensure the continuance of the plant species.
The flower contains male parts (stamen) and female parts (pistil).
The bottom of the pistil contains the ovules and the top of the stamen produce the pollen grains.
They are usually enveloped by the calyx, formed by the sepals, and the corolla, formed by the (usually colored) petals.

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Learning goals

  • To name the parts of a flower.


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The stamens are formed by a stalk that carries the anthers filled with pollen.

The pistil is formed by several ovaries, each one extending a filament that ends in the stigma that receives the…

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