you look closely at a flower you will see many things you may never
have noticed before.
are the flowers the same?
flower has 6 petals.
you count the anthers (male flower part that
contains the pollen)?
There are 6 anthers in each flower, too.
the center of the flower is the stigma (female
flower part where the pollen goes to the egg).
stigma looks like one tube, but it's made of 3 tubes that are
fused together. You can see the 3 tubes if you look closely
at the top of the stigma.
are the flowers different?
each have a little different red pigment (color).
tulip (top photo) has petals all the same size.
pollen grains on the anthers aren't the same color.
anthers are different lengths.
you guess that the tulip and the amaryllis are related? They are kind
of like cousins because they are both in the plant family called the
Liliaceae, or the Lily family, for short.
your eyes focused on flowers as you enjoy the springtime!
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