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Looking Closely at Flowers

Observe Details
Look closely at the colors, shapes, and parts of the flowers below. How are they alike and different? Botanists use flower form to organize plants into families. Flowers from the same family have similar shape and number of flower parts.

tulip flower Flower Poster Flower Poster
Red Emperor Tulip Flower Poster Nicotiana Flowers

Create a Botanical Journal
Work like a botanist. Choose one of images above, or a real flower to draw and describe. Provide enough detail so someone else could use your description to identify it. A diagram is provided to help you label the parts of your flower.

botanical

tulip flower

handout

Botanical Journal Blank | Labeled Journal Page

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