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Parts of a Flower

Biology | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

Parts of a Flower and their Functions

Many flowers have male parts and female parts.

Male part – Stamen

The stamen has two parts

  • Anthers – Pollen producing part
  • Filaments – They hold up the anthers

Female part – Pistil

The pistil has three parts

  • Stigma – Sticky surface at the pistil’s top, where the pollen germinates
  • Style – Holds up the stigma
  • Ovary – Contains the ovules
  • Ovules – Become the seed after fertilization by pollen

Other Parts of the Flower

  • Petals – Usually bright, to attract pollinators
  • Sepals – Protect the flower bud when it is developing
  • Receptacle – Portion of the stalk with the flower structure
  • Peduncle – Flower stalk

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