FLOWER ANALYSIS WORKSHEET

Flower #1

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): In one of my Mothers flower pots!

It is on page __280___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs (if applicable).

Common name: Geranium_Â Scientific name: Geranium maculatum

Corolla: number of petals __10___ separate or fused?  Separate

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __5___ separate or fused? Separate

Adroecium: number of stamens __10___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

The stamens were separate.

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =__1___)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.)

Syncarpous. You could tell there was on carpel with indentations.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous?__Hypogynous_________

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)?

Actinomorphic

Additional distinctive features: The pistil was very distinctive compared to the stamens.

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Flower #2

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): In one of my Mothers flower pots!

It is on page __256___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs (if applicable).

Common name: Petunia_Â Scientific name: Ruellia caroliniensis

Corolla: number of petals ___5__ separate or fused? __fused_________

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __5___ separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens __5___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

Separate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =__1___)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.)

Unicarpellate, there was only one carpel and didn’t show features like a syncarous caprel.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous?__Perigynous_________

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)?

Actinomorphic

Additional distinctive features: __________________________________________________________________________________

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Flower #3

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): At caesars creek in Ohio. Just off the waterway on dry land.

It is on page __242___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs (if applicable).

Common name: Bulbous Buttercup  Scientific name: Ranunculus bulbosus

Corolla: number of petals __5___ separate or fused?  separate

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __5___ separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens __5___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

Separate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =___1__)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.)

Unicarpellate. It was hard to find the pistil, however i believe most of these flowers are unicarpellate.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous?___Perigynous________

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)?

Actinomorphic

Additional distinctive features: __________________________________________________________________________________

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Flower #4

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Caesars creek in Ohio. I found this in a similar environment as the buttercup.

It is on page __332___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs (if applicable).

Common name: Slender blue eyed grass  Scientific name: Sisyriuchium mucronatum

Corolla: number of petals __6___ separate or fused?  separate

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __6___ separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens __6___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

Separate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =__1___)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.)

Syncarpus. The carpel is quite distinctive in the picture and resembling a syncarpous gynoecium.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous?___Hypogynous________

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)?

Actinomorphic

Additional distinctive features: The pointy tips at the end of the petals are neat features to this flower.

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Flower #5

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): This was found at caesars creek as well. It was not by the water, it was found just before a large wooded area.

It is on page __270___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs (if applicable).

Common name: Spring Beauty  Scientific name: Claytonia virginica

Corolla: number of petals __5___ separate or fused?  separate

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __5___ separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens __5___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

separate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =___1__)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.)

Syncarpus. This gyoecium is quite similar in looks compared to the Geranium.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous?___hypogynous________

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)?

Actinomorphic

Additional distinctive features: __________________________________________________________________________________

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Flower #6

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): This was also found at Caesars creek! It was very small and hard to find, but it was around the same area as the spring beauty

It is on page __142___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs (if applicable).

Common name: Field Mustard_Â Scientific name: Brassica rapa

Corolla: number of petals __4___ separate or fused?  separate

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __4___ separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens ___4__ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

separate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =___1__)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.)

unicarpellate. The gynoecium is set in-between the four stamens and it doesn’t resemble a syncarpus gynoecium.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous?____hypogynous_______

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)?

Actinomorphic

Additional distinctive features: __________________________________________________________________________________

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Flower #7

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): This was also found at Caesaers creek. It was in a dry environment away from the water.

It is on page __96___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs (if applicable).

Common name: American brooklime_Â Scientific name: Veronica americana

Corolla: number of petals __4___ separate or fused? ___fused________

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __4___ separate or fused?___fused__________

Adroecium: number of stamens __2___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

separate, very different number of stamens compared to petals.

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =___1__)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.)

unicarpellate. It is difficult to see from the camera view. The simpleness to the gynoecium tells me it is most likely unicarpellate.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous?__hypogynous_________

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)?

actinomorphic

Additional distinctive features: __________________________________________________________________________________

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Flower #8

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): This was also found at caesars creek! In a dry environment similar to most of the flowers I found there.

It is on page _____ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs (if applicable).

Common name: Lesser stitchwort_ Â Scientific name: Stellaria graminea

Corolla: number of petals ___5 pairs of 2 __ separate or fused? ___fused________

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __5___ separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens __10___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

separate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =__1___)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.)

Syncarpus. I do not know if there is a gynoecium in this flower, it was hard to find. However, if this flower did have a gynoecium, I believe it would be unicarpellate

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous?___Hypogynous________

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)?

Actinomorphic

Additional distinctive features: Very unique petal formation! The only flower I found with petals like this.