Tuesday, 21 January 2014
IDENTIFYING THE PARTS OF FLOWERS
This year we used these beautiful red and orange lilium to study and identify the different parts of flowers. These flowers are very good for this because of the big size of their pistil and stamen, making it easy to see and distinguish the different parts of both. We were also able to see the pollen grains on the anthers and touch the stigma and feel how sticky it is.
There is a wide range of different shape and sizes of flowers. The number of the parts vary too. It's not always as easy to see the parts as it is in lilium. In flowers with sealed petals, we sometimes have to open the flower to see the stamen and find the pistil inside.
Spring is a great time of the year to look at flowers and appreciate the variety. I encourage you to do so!