Parts of the flower and their functions

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Biology As 1.4 Flowering Plants

petals

brightly coloured, attract insects

stamen

male part of the flower, made up of anther and filament

anther

produces male gametes - pollen

filament

supports anther to make it accessible to insects

ovary

contains ovules
After fetilisation, the ovary swells to produce fruit

ovule

In seed plants, the female reproductive part that produces the gamete - egg

pistil

female parts of the flower, consisting of the stigma and the style

stigma

sticky portion at the top of the style where pollen grains usually land

style

the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma, grows pollen tube

pollen

male gamete - contains half the genetic information for the production of anew plant

stalk

supports flower

sepal

external covering of flower bud

meiosis

cell division that produces gametes - occurs in the ovary and anther

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