|MadSci Network: Botany|
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. References Carnation flower drawing Caryophyllaceae photos General flower diagram Flower structure
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