Parts of a flower  by  firstname lastname


1. Parts of a flower

  • Flowers are important in making seeds.
  • The main flower parts are the male part called the stamen and the female part called the pistil.


1a. The stamen

  • The stamen has two parts: anthers and filaments. The anthers carry the pollen.
  • Anthers are held up by a thread-like part called a filament.


1b. The pistil

  • The pistil has three parts: stigma, style, and ovary. The stigma is the sticky surface at the top of the pistil; it traps and holds the pollen. The style is the tube-like structure that holds up the stigma. The style leads down to the ovary that contains the ovules.


1c. Other parts

  • Other parts of the flower that are important are the petals and sepals. Petals attract pollinators.
  • The sepals are the green petal-like parts at the base of the flower. Sepals help protect the developing bud.