Key Terms

Anther - produces and holds the pollen grains.
Bract - a modified leaf on the stem usually beneath the flower.
Carpel - the female part of a flower - also called the pistil.
Filament - a support that connects an anther to the rest of the flower.
Petal - white or coloured part that attracts bees, insects and birds.
Ovule - reproductive cell that becomes a seed when fertilized.
Ovary - female reproductive organ.
Sepal - part of a small leaf structure beneath the petals that protected the flower when it was a bud.
Stamen - the male part of the flower.
Stigma - receptive tip that collects pollen.
Style - hollow column connecting the ovary with the stigma.
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