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Flower Structure

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Stem
support the upper parts of the plant and transports food & water
Leaves
makes food by the process of photosynthesis
Roots
absorbs water and minerals from soil and holds plant in place
Flowers
reproductive part of the plant - has both male & female parts
Pistil
female part of plant that includes the ovary and ovule
Style
slender, middle portion of a pistil
Ovary
swollen base of the pistil
stigma
sticky tip at top of style
sepal
leaf-like structure that encloses the flower bud
receptacle
base of flower
pedicel
stalk on which the flower rests
petal
modified, colored leaf of the flower
filament
thin, stemlike part of the stamen
anther
upper portion of stamen in which pollen is produced
pollen grain
spore
stamen
male part of the flower
ovule
part of overy in which eggs are produced