MadSci Network: Botany

Re: find the scientific structures of all the parts to a carnation(flower)?

Date: Tue Feb 12 02:20:59 2002
Posted By: David Hershey, Faculty, Botany, NA
Area of science: Botany
ID: 1013494864.Bt

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) has all four basic flower parts: sepals, 
petals, stamens and pistils (also called carpels). The sepals are fused to form 
the green base holding the petals inside. The fused sepals are termed a calyx. 
See a general flower diagram for terms that refer to parts of stamens (filament 
and anther) and pistils (stigma, style and ovary).

There are all sorts of other complicated terms that can be applied to flowers 
but you probably don't need those. 


Carnation flower drawing

Caryophyllaceae photos

General flower diagram

Flower structure

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