Describing the Structure of Plants

In this science article we learn about the structure of plants including the petals, flower, leaves, roots, bulb and seeds.

  • Look at the arrows in each picture. Can you identify the parts of each plant? You will find the answers if place your mouse over each picture.

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 leaves at end of an arrow of ground hugging plant

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holyhock stem arrowed

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plant roots of eastern gamagrass plant

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wild mignette pointing to stem

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sunflowers in mountains with flowers highlighted

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iris leaves arrowed showing unusual shapes of those leaves

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hemp roots

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arrow pointing to the petal of a beautiful wild pansy growing in a wild meadow

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Brown_Flax_Seeds

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Lily pads of blue water lilies are really just leaves

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stem of a rhubarb plant arrowed to help children identify what it is

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germinating seedlings of a sunflower growing in a pot

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onion bulbs still attached to stems of plant

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achenes contain dandelion seed which are then carried by the wind

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pink dog rose

The titan arum is one of the largest flowering plants in the world! It can be found in the rain forests of a country called Indonesia. It is very rare.

The titan arum has an amazingly large unbranched inflorescence.

Look how big its flower is!

titan arum in black and white

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