Floral morphology

After a presentation on the four whorls of a flower - calyx (sepals, tepals), corolla (petals), androecium (stamen: filaments and anthers), and gynoecium (pistil: stigma, style, ovary) and a brief introduction to floral formulas, the class ventured into the field. The floral formula SVG diagrams were intended for use in a map that used latitude and longitude to geolocate the floral formula diagrams. The floral diagrams on those pages and presented in class are based on a variation of the CaCoAG formulas. The source of my use of K and C is a web page by Dr. Stephen Saupe. I have simplified to generate diagrams that superficially resemble a flower.

Rophino, Kasinta, Antoinette, Monalisa, Rafaila, and Reedwin examine the flowers of Turnera ulmifolia. The solitary flower of this dicot appears to be K5C5A5G2 or possibly K5C5A5G5.

Reedwin, Strick Lloyd, and Kimberly also examining T. ulmifolia.

The class moving across the lawn on a gorgeous day - good for flower watching.

Nixon and Megan examine a raceme inflorescence carefully.
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