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Different Flower Parts

By Ariana Cherry-Shearer ; Updated September 21, 2017
Flowers are made up of important parts in order to reproduce.

The flower contains both male and female parts, wihch aid in pollination and the development of fruit. A perfect flower such as rose, lily, or dandelion, contains both the male and female parts of a plant.


The petals of a flower

The scented and colorful petals attract insects to the inside of the flower.


Pistils within a flower

The pistil, the female part of the flower, contains the stigma, style and ovary. The stigma exudes a sticky substance to catch the pollen, while the style decreases the chance of pollen contamination. The ovary, found at the bottom of the flower, bears the fruit.


The stamen

The stamen, the male part of the flower, contains the filament and the anther. The filament is located on top of the anther, which produces the pollen.


Sepal of a flower

The sepal is made up of small, green, leaf-like pieces that protect the bud of a flower before it blooms.


The stalk supports the flower as it stands up to attract insects.


About the Author


Ariana Cherry-Shearer began writing for the Web in 2006. Cherry-Shearer's work has appeared at websites such as GardenGuides, GolfLink and Trails. She also writes a weekly blog and has published collections of poetry. Cherry-Shearer earned a certificate in computer applications from Lakeland Community College.