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Summary

The structure of a flower

In a nutshell

Flowers have both male and female parts that are important for reproduction. They contain pollen and eggs that make seeds. These seeds can then grow into new plants.



Flower structure

The flower has many different parts that are important for its growth and the growth of new plants. 

Science; Plants; KS2 Year 3; The structure of a flower



Part

Function

1.
Stamen
The stamen is the male part of the flower that is made up of the anther and the filament. 
1. A
Anther
Contains pollen.
1. B
Filament
Holds up the anther.
2.
Carpel
The carpel is the female part of the flower that is made up of the stigma, style and ovaries.
2. A
Stigma
The sticky part of the flower that catches pollen from the anther.
2. B
Style
Holds up the stigma.
2. C
Ovary
Contains eggs (also called ovules - part 3.)
4.
Sepal
​Small leaves that protect the flower when it is a bud. 
5.
Petal
Brightly coloured to attract insects.


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