FLOWER ANALYSIS WORKSHEET

Flower #1

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Next to Mirror Lake

It is on page __n/a___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers or page __n/a____in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs‚ (if applicable).

Common name__________Rose_____________________‚ Scientific name: ________Rosa chinensis________________________

Corolla: number of petals __25___‚ separate or fused? ___separate________

Calyx: number of sepals _5____ separate or fused?____separate_________

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

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, orsyncarpous (and # of carpels =__many___)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.) I could tell there was many carpels because I cut open the gynoecium and found many distinct chambers, or carpels, present.

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

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

Additional distinctive features: __beautiful vivd red color and thorns on the stem______________________________

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Flower #2

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Mirror Lake

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

Common name_________Peegee Hydrangea_______Â Scientific name: ________Hydrangea paniculata________________________

Corolla: number of petals ___3__ separate or fused? ____separate_______

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __2___ separate or fused?____separate_________

Adroecium: number of stamens ___8__ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =__1___)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.) There is only 1 carpel because I see just one pistil.

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

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

Additional distinctive features: ________beautiful blooms everywhere!___________________________________________

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Flower #3

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): near Mirror Lake

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

Common name__________lilyturf_____________________Â Scientific name: _______Liriope muscari_________________________

Corolla: number of petals __6___ separate or fused? ____separate_______

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals __0___ separate or fused?_____n/a________

Adroecium: number of stamens ___6__ separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

Arranged next to the pistil, not around. I tried to get a picture of this, but my camera could not really focus on it.

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =__1___)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.) Only one pistil led me to believe there is only one carpel.

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 #4

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): near Mirror Lake

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

Common name________not sure!_______________________Â Scientific name: _______not sure!_________________________

Corolla: number of petals __15___ separate or fused? ___separate________

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

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

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =___5__)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.) I sliced open the gynoecium and it appeared to me that there were 5 dinstict carpels present.

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

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

Additional distinctive features: ___I struggled to identify this one, but I do not think it is a rose because of the lack of thorns, lack of the traditional rose smell, and different petal shape/arrangement.______

 

Wildflowers

All of the following flowers were found near the Waterman Farm (located near the intersection of Lane Avenue and Kenny Road). I would descibe the habitat as being waste like.

Flower 1

This beauty is known commonly as an Eastern-Purple Coneflower, and scientifically as Echinacae purpurea. True to its name, it is hard to ignore owing to the protruding cone and bright purple flowers. Like many of the flowers in bloom in Ohio this time of year, the Eastern-Purple Coneflower is part of the Asteraceae family.

Flower 2

This is another beauty, but it is hard to tell because I found it outside of its’ blooming time. If I could have waited several hours until sunset, this Common Evening Primrose (O. biennis) is quite the looker! Common Evening Primrose is a biennial plant and is actually edible as well.

Flower 3

This is the Daisy Fleabane (E. annuus). Here we have another Asteraceae family member. This is a flower that is widespread across almost all of the contiguous United States.

Flower 4

This little guy (sorry it is so hard to see, my camera leaves a lot to be desired) is a Forget-me-not (Myosotis). Fun fact: the name Myosotis comes to us from ancient Greece and it translates to “mouse’s ear”. I don’t know that I necessarily see the resemblance, but it’s a cool name either way!

Thanks for reading!